Wednesday, November 30, 2011
We salute our friends over at Geffen Playhouse for something amazing they did today providing a student matinee of Next Fall for nearly 500 students from 10 Title I public high schools. These students were able to see the production thanks to the Geffen Playhouse Education Department who provided FREE tickets and transportation. Attending schools included: Santee Education Complex, Roosevelt Academy of Medical & Health Sciences, Roosevelt Humanitas Art School, Roosevelt Math, Science & Technology Magnet, Annimo Inglewood Charter, Westchester High School, Hemet High School, James Monroe, Miguel Contreras, San Pedro High & Gabrielino High.
Next Fall, written by Geoffrey Nauffts is playing its final performances at the Geffen and will close on December 4 so you have only one more weekend to see it. This is the critically acclaimed play’s west coast debut directed by Sheryl Kaller. It was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, and received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play). It stars Ken Barnett, Betsy Brandt, Jeff Fahey, Geoffrey Nauffts, Lesley Ann Warren, and James Wolk.
Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract – Adam is older, neurotic and an atheist; Luke is impulsive, a struggling actor and a devout Christian. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off. As timely as it is touching, this must-see play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are.
Way to go Geffen. Doing good with theatre. It makes a difference. http://www.geffenplayhouse.com/
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