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  • Lights Out: Nat King Cole

    Feb 5 - Mar 10, 2019

  • Black Super Hero Magic Mama

    Mar 5 - Apr 14, 2019

  • Antigone

    Apr 9 - May 12, 2019

  • Invisible Tango

    May 7 - Jun 16, 2019

  • Mysterious Circumstances

    Jun 11 - Jul 14, 2019

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Lights Out: Nat King Cole

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

February 5 - March 10, 2019

Explore the life and times of an African American jazz legend in the West Coast premiere of Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole by Harlem-based director Patricia McGregor and Fear The Walking Dead actor Colman Domingo, presented by the Geffen Playhouse as part of their invigorated 2018/19 season. Whilst a biographical account of Cole's struggle with the racial inequality of a bygone era, the production echoes the current upheaval of post-Obama politics and race relations.

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Black Super Hero Magic Mama

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

March 5 - April 14, 2019

Inda Craig-Galvan's poignant drama Black Super Hero Magic Mama enjoys a world premiere at LA's Geffen Playhouse as part of its groundbreaking new 2018/19 season. Winner of the 2016 Trustus Playwrights's Festival as well as part of the lineup of the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2017, the heavy hitter examines an African American mother's struggle to come to terms with the death of her son at the hands of a white policeman.

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Antigone

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

April 9 - May 12, 2019

A young woman defies the commands of her father and must brave the consequences in Sophocles timeless tragedy. Centered around the powerful Antigone, and her refusal to be silenced, it's the perfect play for out times.

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Invisible Tango

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

May 7 - June 16, 2019

The Geffen Playhouse rounds off its ground breaking 2018/19 season with a magic show like you've never seen it before! An exciting collaboration between acclaimed sleight-of-hand wizard Helder Guimaraes and Hollywood blockbuster producer and director Frank Marshall (Back To The Future, Jurassic Park), Invisible Tango is a one-man magic show that explores humanity's relationship with information and secrets in the like-and-share digital age.

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Mysterious Circumstances

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

June 11 - July 14, 2019

This world premiere play tells the unbelievable true story of Richard Lancelyn Green, a world renowned expert on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, who was found dead in his apartment. The subsequent investigation revealed uncanny similarities between the case and the plot of a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Geffen Playhouse

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10886 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

One of Los Angeles premiere local theater venues, the Geffen Playhouse houses three performing arts spaces - the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, the Geffen Playhouse Annex and its largest venue, the Gil Cates Theater. Originally serving as a UCLA clubhouse from 1929, the building which now houses the Geffen was sold in the 1970s when part of it was converted to a theatre named the Westwood Playhouse. It was only in 1995 that the Geffen opened its doors with its current name after considerable fundraising, most notably from media magnate David Geffen.

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