THE INHERITANCE at Geffen Playhouse

Reviewed and Recorded by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

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 #Recommended


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 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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