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As a 6-hour theatrical journey of life, death, pain, loss, suffering, discovery, ecstasy, and triumph…
…THE INHERITANCE is thoroughly astounding!
Watching a cast of ghosts filing into the house that Walter built, was a living, breathing memory of those lost to the 1980s plague known as the #AIDS crisis @GeffenPlayhouse ‘s THE INHERITANCE. #theatre #theater #review @GiaMedia3 #RecommendedTweet
Written by Matthew López
Inspired by the Novel Howards End by E. M. Forster
Directed by Mike Donahue
Previews: Tuesday, September 13 – Friday, October 14, 2022
Opening Night: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Closing Night: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Bill Brochtrup as Morgan/Walter Poole
Tantoo Cardinal as Margaret Avery
Juan Castano as Toby Darling
Jay Donnell as Young Man 6/Tristan
Eric Flores as Young Man
Israel Erron Ford as Young Man 2/Jason #1/Doorman #1/Toby’s Other Agent
August Gray Gall as Young Man 3/Young Henry/Tucker
Adam Kantor as Eric Glass
Eddie Lopez as Young Man 5/Charles Wilcox/Toby’s Agent/Toby’s Dealer
Kasey Mahaffy as Young Man 7/Jasper/Paul Wilcox/Doorman #2
Miguel Pinzon as Young Man 4/Young Walter
Avi Roque as Young Man 8/Jason #2/Clinic Worker
Bradley James Tejeda as Adam/Leo
Tuc Watkins as Henry Wilcox
Due to an injury, Nic Ashe has departed his role as Adam/Leo in the Geffen Playhouse production of The Inheritance. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the Geffen stage in the future. Joining the cast to take on the role is Bradley James Tejeda, a company member from the original Broadway production. We welcome Bradley to the production in his Geffen Playhouse debut.
Scenic Designer Jaimie Todd
Original Scenic Design by Bob Crowley
Costume Designer Sara Ryung Clement
Lighting Designer Josh Epstein
Sound Designer Veronika Vorel
Composer Paul Englishby
Associate Director Colm Summers
Fight Director Julie Ouellette
Intimacy Choreographer Amanda Rose Villarreal
Production Supervisor J. Jason Daunter
Production Stage Manager Marie Jahelka
Assistant Stage Managers Lucy Houlihan & Shahzad Khan
Casting Director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA
Monday No performance
Tuesday – Friday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets are currently priced at $39 – $129.00. Available by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply.
PART 1: 3 hours and 10 minutes, including two intermissions.
PART 2: 3 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission and a brief pause.
PART 1: Strobe Lighting Effects • Herbal Cigarette Smoke • Theatrical Haze and Smoke Effects • Nudity
PART 2: Strobe Lighting Effects • Herbal Cigarette Smoke • Theatrical Haze and Smoke Effects • Sudden Loud Noises • Staged Action in Aisles • Nudity
Content Advisory: This production contains profanity, depicted sexual situations, and discussions of difficult subject matter including addiction, sex work, abuse, and the AIDS epidemic.
Age Recommendation: 16+
All Geffen Playhouse productions are intended for an adult audience; children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.
For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, Geffen Playhouse’s current COVID-19 policy requires guests to wear masks inside the theaters. Learn More
Photo by Jeff Lorch: L-R: Bill Brochtrup and Bradley James Tejeda in The Inheritance at Geffen Playhouse.
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