2017/2018 Season Announced!



The Geffen Playhouse 2017/2018 season begins with the West Coast Premieres of Halley Feiffer’s Off-Broadway smash hit comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City in the Gil Cates Theater and renowned writer Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By, his seventh play at the Geffen, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

Following that, the Geffen will present in the Cates theater the World Premiere of Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical, written and directed by Josh Ravetch with lyrics from legendary songwriters Alan & Marilyn Bergman, starring Tyne Daly and Robert Forster; the West Coast Premieres of Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon's Significant Other and playwright Martyna Majok's Ironbound; and the Los Angeles Premiere of Skeleton Crew, the final installment in Dominique Morisseau’s award-winning three-play cycle, The Detroit Projects. The West Coast Premiere of Sell/Buy/Date, Tony Award-winner Sarah Jones’s timely and provocative one-woman play, will debut in the Audrey theater.

One additional play to be announced.


 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

Written by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Trip Cullman

 

Sitting bedside at Memorial Sloan Kettering has never been so entertaining. While their ailing mothers share a hospital room, Karla and Don discover truth in the old cliché that opposites attract…and repel…and attract.

West Coast Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater

 
 

Chasing Mem’ries:
A Different Kind of Musical

Written & Directed by Josh Ravetch
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Featuring Tyne Daly and Robert Forster
 

In this world premiere with songs written by legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Tyne Daly stars as a woman not quite ready to let go of the life she’s loved and the love of her life.

World Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater

 
 

Ironbound

Written by Martyna Majok
 

At once humorous and heartrending, Ironbound spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant getting by on a cleaning job, aggressive pragmatism and sheer will. In this wry drama, award-winning playwright Martyna Majok points out that sometimes survival is the only measure of success.

West Coast Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater

 
 

Sell/Buy/Date

Written & Performed by Sarah Jones
Directed by Carolyn Cantor

 

In her new solo show, Tony Award-winning writer/performer and true chameleon comedian Sarah Jones brings to life an entire cast of characters, all of whom have something to say about gender, sex work and the time in which we are living.

West Coast Premiere in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

 
 

Significant Other

Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Stephen Brackett
 

In this smash hit comedy from Bad Jews writer Joshua Harmon, twenty-something Jordan is the life of the wedding party, until it dawns on him that he is "always a groomsman, never the groom."

West Coast Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater

 
 

Skeleton Crew

Written by Dominique Morisseau
 

It’s 2008 and the employees of a Detroit auto factory are facing an uncertain future. As a family of co-workers navigates economic instability, this stirring play examines the ways in which loyalty and love shape every decision we make.

Los Angeles Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater

 
 

The Way We Get By

Written by Neil LaBute
 

Complete with the humor, confusion and excitement that follows great sex, Neil LaBute’s surprisingly sweet comedy brings us Beth and Doug, an unlikely pair who struggle to find common ground in a truly uncommon conundrum.

West Coast Premiere in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

 
One Additional Production To Be Announced!


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