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02.02 – 03.14.2010
Gil Cates Theater
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Academy Award winner Annette Bening returns to the Geffen Playhouse in this wildly wicked farce. Loosely inspired by a real-life incident involving feminist philosopher Germaine Greer, The Female of the Species tells the story of Margot Mason—famed auteur of such influential works as “Madame Ovary,” “Love and Other Four Letter Words” and “The Complete Insignificance of Male Sexuality”—who has retreated to her country home to pen her next masterpiece. Problem is, nothing’s coming. Nothing, that is, except for a young former student who is intent on taking Margot hostage as punishment for her mixed message ideology. Enter Margot’s overlooked daughter, her simplistic son-in-law, her longtime publisher and a disgruntled cab driver... and all of a sudden a simple kidnapping turns into a battle over who can throw the first punch and get the last word.
This production contains some loud noises.
The Female of the Species Production Photos
/ Los Angeles Times
Saturday, August 7, 2021
A hybrid outdoor and live-streaming benefit to make theater and arts education accessible to under-resourced communities of Los Angeles, honoring Amanda Gorman and Hon. Nicole Avant & Ted Sarandos.
09.14 – 10.30.2021
Can you solve the enigma? Prepare for an immersive experience of puzzles, cryptology and illusions by renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong.
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater