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  • The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona

    Until Oct 7, 2018

  • The Cake

    Until Oct 21, 2018

  • Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

    Oct 30 - Dec 2, 2018

  • Hughie & Krapp's Last Tape

    Nov 5 - Dec 16, 2018

  • Lights Out: Nat King Cole

    Feb 5 - Mar 10, 2019

The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona Poster

The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

Until October 7, 2018

Hailed as a modern day version of Dante's Inferno, The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona is the brand new world premiere work of Obie Award-winning Puerto Rican playwright Jose Rivera, kicking off the Geffen's groundbreaking, culturally diverse 2018/19 theatre season. Fusing the surreal nature of magical realism with the universal truths of love, the family bond and death, the supernatural drama explores romance in the afterlife.

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The Cake

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

Until October 21, 2018

As part of its brand new 2018/19 theatre season, the Geffen Playhouse is breaking new ground and bolstering the local community, working in partnership with LA's very own Echo Theater Company to present the world premiere of The Cake. A poignant, timely drama from American Gods and This Is Us writer and producer Bekah Brunstetter, the production explores human nature and conflict in an insightful, respectful and compassionate way.

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

October 30 - December 2, 2018

The yuletide classic arrives at the Geffen in a brand new adaptation by Tony winner Jefferson Mays (Oslo, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). This new take is based on the version of A Christmas Carol that Dickens himself used to perform on his live reading tours.

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Hughie & Krapp's Last Tape

Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

November 5 - December 16, 2018

Golden Globe and two-time Tony winner Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night), brings not one, but two classic one-person shows to the Geffen.

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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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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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