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; 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.
Three additional plays are still 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
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.
Written & Directed by Josh Ravetch
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.
Written & Performed by Sarah Jones
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.
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.
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.
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