The Model Apartment


The Model Apartment

October 11 - November 20, 2016
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Donald Margulies
Directed by Marya Mazor
Featuring Giovanni Adams, Marilyn Fox, Michael Mantell & Annika Marks

GO! A poignant drama that lingers after the final curtain. Unfolds with subtlety and surprise.” – LA Weekly
A stirring evening. The talented four-person ensemble draws the audience into this tragic and relatable drama. – 
The Model Apartment is a play you’ll be talking and thinking about long after its final fadeout. –
“Remarkable! A neglected American masterpiece.” – Time
CRITICS' PICK! "A very fine playwright’s masterwork. This is a play that doesn't let anyone forget.” – The New York Times

Max and Lola are retiring to Florida, desperately hoping to live out their golden years in relaxation and respite. But the life they have left behind quickly comes calling, plunging their deluxe seaside condo into a nightmare tinged with the brutality of their past. We return to an early work by Pulitzer Prize winner and Geffen Playhouse favorite Donald Margulies (The Country House, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends) to bear witness to a haunting family history.




Meet The Artists

The Model Apartment is Mr. Margulies’ seventh production at the Geffen Playhouse, preceded by The Country House, Coney Island Christmas, Time Stands Still, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Dinner with Friends and Collected Stories. His many other plays include Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, The Loman Family Picnic, God of Vengeance, What’s Wrong with this Picture? and Found a Peanut. He has won a Lucille Lortel Award, a Los Angeles Ovation Award, two American Theatre Critics Awards, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two OBIE Awards, two Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Awards, one Tony Award nomination, six Drama Desk Award nominations, two Pulitzer Prize nominations and one Pulitzer Prize. His screenplay, The End of the Tour, which was selected for The Black List and premiered at Sundance in 2015, was nominated for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay. His works have been performed on and off Broadway; at major theaters across the United States including South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival; and in Paris, London, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Sydney, Berlin, Vienna, Istanbul, Mumbai and many other cities around the world. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature, by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Cultural Achievement Award, by the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre with its award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career, and was the recipient of the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater and the Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.

MARYA MAZOR (Director)
Marya Mazor is an award-winning director. She recently directed Ivy & Bean at South Coast Repertory, That Pretty Pretty...or the Rape Play at Son of Semele, The English Bride at Road Theatre, and Dragon Play and Time Stands Still at Chance Theater, as well as Aladdin for Walt Disney Imagineering. Other recent productions include the world premiere of Brian Nelson’s Overlooked at Chance Theater and Churchill’s Mad Forest at Open Fist Theatre Company. Her hit production of Edward Albee’s The Goat was named Best Play of 2011 by OC Weekly and a Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick. She was one of eight women chosen for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, where she directed the short film The Winged Man, featuring Ana Ortiz, written by playwright and Academy Award Nominee Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries). Marya has also directed at Long Wharf Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, New York Stage & Film, Nada, Dixon Place, Main Street Theatre, Circle X Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court and Berkeley Rep (with Asian American Theatre Company), among others. Marya founded Voice & Vision, a professional theater in New York City and served as its Artistic Director for ten years. She received the NEA/TCG Directing Fellowship and holds an M.F.A. in directing from Yale.

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Performance Info

90 minutes, no intermission.

This production contains adult content and strobe lighting effects.