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Geffen Playhouse Season to Include World Premiere of ‘Icebergs’

The slate for Geffen Playhouse’s 2016-17 season will include the world premiere of “Icebergs,” a stage production written by Alena Smith and directed by Geffen artistic director Randall Arney.

“Icebergs,” which will be performed Nov. 8 through Dec. 18 at Geffen’s Gil Cates Theater, is set in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood and follows a group of friends who are navigating a series of personal and professional challenges.

Approaching its third decade of theater production, Geffen will feature in its upcoming season the West Coast premieres of “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” which is written by Matthew Lopez and directed by Mike Donahue, and award-winning playwright Robert O’Hara’s “Barbecue.” The lineup also includes a selection of new Geffen Playhouse titles, including an Evan Cabnet-directed production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies’ dark drama “The Model Apartment.”

“This season we are thrilled to offer an incredibly varied and rich collection of plays that remind us that a single moment has the capacity to change the trajectory of our lives,” said Arney in a statement. “An ordinary day in which something extraordinary occurs – this is the premise on which drama is built. And in selecting the plays for this season, there arose a variation on this theme. Each story explores a solitary moment or decision that dictates everything that follows.”

Additional productions will be announced in the coming weeks.

Geffen Playhouse’s complete 2016-17 slate is listed below:

Written by Robert O’Hara
Sept. 6 – Oct. 16
Gil Cates Theater

“The Model Apartment”
Written by Donald Margulies
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Oct. 11 – Nov. 20
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Alena Smith
Directed by Randall Arney
Nov. 8 – Dec. 18
Gil Cates Theater

“The Lion”
Written & Performed by Benjamin Scheuer
Directed by Sean Daniels
Jan. 4 – Feb. 19
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

“The Legend of Georgia McBride”
Written by Matthew Lopez
Directed by Mike Donahue
April 4 – May 14, 2017
Gil Cates Theater

Written by Nick Payne
June 6 – July 16, 2017
Gil Cates Theater

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