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      25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

      25TH
      ANNIVERSARY
      SEASON

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      GIL CATES THEATER

      Paradise Blue

      November 9 – December 12, 2021

      Power of Sail

      February 1 – March 13, 2022

      TBA Play #3

      April 19 – May 22, 2022

      A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill

      June 21 – July 24, 2022

      AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

      The Enigmatist

      September 14 – October 30, 2021

      Trayf

      March 1 – April 10, 2022

      Man of God

      May 24 – July 3, 2022

      25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
      SPONSORED BY JODI & HOWARD TENENBAUM

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      The Enigmatist

      SEP 14 – OCT 30, 2021

      AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

      Written & Performed by David Kwong

      Can you solve the enigma? From the creator and performer of the hit virtual production Inside the Box comes an immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology. Following a sold-out New York City run in 2019, renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong brings his popular in-person show to the Geffen Playhouse. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every multi-layered illusion.


      Paradise Blue

      NOV 9 – DEC 12, 2021

      GIL CATES THEATER

      Written by Dominique Morisseau
      Directed by Stori Ayers

      Welcome to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club. It’s 1949 in Detroit, and trumpet-playing club owner Blue has a tough decision to make. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.


      Power of Sail

      FEB 1 – MAR 13, 2022

      GIL CATES THEATER

      Written by Paul Grellong
      Directed by Weyni Mengesha
      Produced with Daryl Roth
      Featuring Hugo Armstrong, Amy Brenneman, Bryan Cranston, Tedra Millan, Seth Numrich & Brandon Scott
      Additional casting to be announced.

      Distinguished Harvard professor Charles Nichols (Emmy & Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston) finds himself in hot water after inviting an incendiary white nationalist to speak at his annual symposium. His colleagues are concerned, his students are in revolt, but Charles is undeterred in his plot to expose and academically thrash his invited guest. This profoundly relevant new play by Paul Grellong (The Boys, Manuscript) examines the insidiousness of hate disguised as free speech and the question of who ultimately pays the price.

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      Trayf

      MAR 1 – APR 10, 2022

      AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

      Written by Lindsay Joelle
      Directed by Maggie Burrows

      Zalmy lives a double life. By day, he drives a Chabad “Mitzvah Tank” through 1990s New York City, performing good deeds with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks out of his orthodox community to roller-skate and listen to rock and roll. But when a curious outsider offers him unfettered access to the secular world, is it worth jeopardizing everything he's ever known? This road-trip bromance is a funny and heartwarming ode to the turbulence of youth, the universal suspicion that we don't quite fit in, and the faith and friends that see us through.


      Man of God

      May 24 – July 3, 2022

      AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

      Written by Anna Ouyang Moench
      Directed by Maggie Burrows

      During a mission trip to Bangkok, the four members of a Korean Christian girls’ youth group discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom. Samantha is personally wounded that Pastor would do this to her. Jen is worried about how this might affect her college applications. Mimi’s out for blood, as usual. And Kyung-Hwa thinks everyone needs to have lower expectations for men. Their communal rage and disillusionment fuel increasingly violent revenge fantasies amidst the no-holds-barred neon bubblegum sex-tourism mecca of Bangkok. Man of God is a funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along—and decide they’re definitely gonna do something about it.


      A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill

      June 21 – July 24, 2022

      GIL CATES THEATER

      Words & Music by Matt Schatz
      Directed by Mike Donahue

      On a November night in 1994, a murder was committed in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In this true-crime story told completely through song, a tight-knit Jewish community gathers to recount, remember, and reckon with the details of what happened in—and to—their town. Written with humor and chutzpah, this wholly original musical asks what it does to our souls when our leaders fall from grace.

      This play was created during the Geffen Playhouse inaugural The Writers’ Room program, in which six Los Angeles playwrights develop new works with the support and guidance of the Geffen Playhouse artistic team. Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.

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      November 2021


      1 Additional Play To Be Announced

      GIL CATES THEATER

      TBA Play #3
      April 19 – May 22, 2022

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      The Inheritance (Parts 1 & 2)
      FALL 2022

      In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

      The Inheritance reunites Geffen Playhouse alums Matthew Lopez & Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride, 2017) for an extended run of the celebrated Stephen Daldry production after its Olivier Award-sweeping London and Tony-nominated Broadway runs.

      Next
      Season

      Next
      Season

      The Inheritance (Parts 1 & 2)
      FALL 2022

      In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

      The Inheritance reunites Geffen Playhouse alums Matthew Lopez & Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride, 2017) for an extended run of the celebrated Stephen Daldry production after its Olivier Award-sweeping London and Tony-nominated Broadway runs.

      What's Changed & Reopening Plans

      Welcome to Geffen Playhouse! A lot has changed in the past year. Here is the information you need to know about our health and safety plans, along with what has changed from our previously announced season to our new season.

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