About This Show

You can’t always get what you want, but you might get what you need. Multi-award-winning star of stage and screen Matthew Broderick and Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (Diana, Memphis) join forces with our own Christopher Ashley and a stellar cast for this remarkable theatrical event. Babbitt entered the zeitgeist in 1922 as a novel by white-hot satirist Sinclair Lewis, the first American Nobel Laureate. An instant literary classic, Babbitt has been a stalwart on ‘best ever’ lists for over 100 years, and is now adapted for the stage. George F. Babbitt is a middle-aged real estate broker in the Midwestern city of Zenith. By day, he has a prosperous, respectable middle-class existence. By night, he’s plagued by the thought that he has amounted to nothing. Searching for more to life than his top-of-the-line toaster and hickory golf club ― more meaning ― Babbitt leaps with abandon into the most spectacular rebellion of his life ― one that could end up costing him everything.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: November 7, 2023 Opening Night: November 12, 2023 Final Performance: December 10, 2023
Ticket Office: (858) 550-1010

Theatermania Review

| | November 22, 2023
Sinclair Lewis’s classic novel comes to the stage at La Jolla Playhouse.

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