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Neil LaBute, Dominique Morisseau, and More Set for Geffen Playhouse 2017-18 Season

Halley Feiffer’s dramatic comedy ”A Funny Thing Happened…” will make its West Coast debut.

Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened... will make its west coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse.
Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened… will make its West Coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse.
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The Geffen Playhouse has announced five plays set for its 2017-18 season.

The season begins with the West Coast premieres of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City in the Gil Cates Theater and Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By, coming to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

Next in the Cates theater will be the world premiere of Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical, written and directed by Joshua Ravetch with music from legendary songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, starring Tyne Daly and Robert Forster. The season will also include the Los Angeles premiere of Skeleton Crew, the final installment in Dominique Morisseau’s award-winning three-play cycle, The Detroit Projects, as well as the West Coast premiere of Tony winner Sarah Jones’ one-woman play Sell/Buy/Date.

"In their own ways, each of these stories asks questions about whom and how we love," said Randall Arney, artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse. "In a time when the world seems laser-focused on that which divides us, what better way to examine the human condition than through the ties that bind?"

Three additional plays will be announced at a later date.

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