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Neil LaBute play premiere at Geffen

'Noon' after-party draws mixed crowd

How tragedy profoundly changes one’s personality was the topic of discussion at the Geffen Playhouse following the Feb 2. premiere of “The Break of Noon.”

Like playwright Neil LaBute’s previous legit productions, this one doesn’t belong in the lighthearted category. Story involves a violent office murder spree and how the ordeal affects the lone survivor.

Among those well-wishers chatting up the four-person cast — Kevin Anderson, Catherine Dent, Tracee Chimo and John Earl Jelks — and asking whether the spiritual redemption of the protagonist was legitimate or contrived were Joe Spano, Sharon Lawrence and Eric Bogosian. – — Stuart Levine

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