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Posts tagged ‘The Geffen Playhouse’

19
Nov

Beckett Demonstrates Longevity In Double Bill With Weaker O’Neill

By Patrick Hurley

Hughie and Krapp’s Last Tape, playing now at the Geffen Playhouse, prove to be a contrasting but thematically compatible pair starring two time Tony Award Winning actor Brian Dennehy in a double bill that showcases not only his gravitas as an actor, but the disappointments and disillusionments of life as perceived by perhaps the two greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. Read more »

15
Sep

Nikki Corona Proves Not Only Untranslatable, But Un-Developed and Nearly Un-Watchable.

By Patrick Hurley

There doesn’t seem to be a good place to start to discuss the inscrutable and confounding play that is Jose Rivera’s The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona, playing now at the Geffen playhouse.   Read more »

30
Jun

More of the Same: An Examination of Relevance in Contemporary Theatre.

By Patrick Hurley

I set out to write a review of The Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere production of Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, written by Amanda Peet, who is probably known to most from her film and television work as an actress. I grappled with the same questions that accompany most of my theatre experiences in Los Angeles, the largest of these being why.  I decided after dozens and dozens  of reviews, and years of patronage in the theatre, to voice an honest response about my experience with this play.  And that turned into a much bigger exploration. I don’t usually make personal statements when writing on this blog.

That changes today. As this may very well be my last review.  Read more »

20
Oct

Apartment Leaves Much to Be Desired

By Patrick Hurley

One of Donald Margulies’s early plays The Model Apartment is playing now at The Geffen Playhouse. The play itself seeks to tackle big ideas and even bigger subject matter, namely the holocaust, and places all of it into a small domestic drama about an older couple and their troubled daughter.   Read more »

13
Feb

The Night is Alive and Well

“Evil has no meaning,” there is an existential core in Conor McPherson’s new play The Night Alive, playing now through March 15 at the Geffen Playhouse. Read more »

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