THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
OCTOBER 25, 2011 – DECEMBER 4, 2011
Next Fall, which has already won widespread critical acclaim (nominations for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play) makes its West Coast debut with the original New York director.
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.
NOTE: Next Fall contains strong language and mature themes.
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
CAST: Ken Barnett, Betsy Brandt, Jeff Fahey, Geoffrey Nauffts, Lesley Ann Warren and James Wolk
WRITTEN BY: Geoffrey Nauffts
DIRECTED BY: Sheryl Kaller
RUNNING TIME: 140 minutes and includes one fifteen minute intermission.
INFO: 310-208-2028 / www.geffenplayhouse.com
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
THE BAD: Blending comedy and drama is never easy and this play is the perfect example. Wildly uneven, this play isn’t sure what it wants to be and unfortunately, never rings true.
Do you believe in God?
There are so many ways to answer that question…
This play could have really been something special. Unfortunately, you will leave the theater feeling unsatisfied.
THE UGLY: Not sure why it was nominated for a Tony Award…
MY SCORE: **
(2 OUT OF 5 STARS)