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Emergency

  • Written & Performed by

    Daniel Beaty

Geffen Playhouse Education & Community Engagement invites you to a special presentation of

Emergency

October 17 - October 19, 2017
Gil Cates Theater

Written & Performed by Daniel Beaty

A slave ship has emerged in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending New York City into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration. In this solo tour de force, featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song, Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters, including a homeless man, a scientist, a Republican business executive, a street vendor and an 11-year old boy from the projects. Through the characters’ individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves together stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.

“Daniel Beaty’s explosive, affecting solo play Emergency may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America.” – Mark Denton, NYTheatre.com
“Deeply felt…impossible not to cheer Beaty on his important mission.” – Los Angeles Times
“By the end, I was on my feet shouting like someone in church. I was so moved! Daniel Beaty is brilliant.” – Ruby Dee, Legend of Stage & Screen

Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00 pm - SOLD OUT!
7:00 pm - Lobby Opens
8:00 pm - Show Begins

Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 pm - SOLD OUT!
7:00 pm 
- Lobby Opens
8:00 pm - Show Begins
9:10 pm - Post-Show Dessert Reception

Tickets to attend this special community event are free, thanks to the generosity of Susan and Peter Mallory.

For more information, please call Carolyn Marie Wright, Manager of Education & Community Engagement, at 310.208.6500 ext. 151.

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