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Amanda Peet's "Our Very Own Carlin McCullough" to Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse

February 26, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the addition of Amanda Peet’s Our Very Own Carlin McCullough to its 2017/2018 season. Tyne Rafaeli (IronboundActually) will direct. Major support of the Geffen’s world premiere production will be provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund. Performances will begin this summer.
A single mother discovers that her ten-year-old daughter is a tennis phenom. When a young, dedicated coach takes Carlin under his wing, her meteoric rise takes shape, and this threesome struggles over what is best when building up a champion. 
Our Very Own Carlin McCullough was commissioned as part of the Geffen Playhouse’s New Play Development Program thanks to the generosity of Mary Bianco, The MOCA Foundation. Peet’s first play, The Commons of Pensacola, ran Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2013 and starred Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker.
This production replaces Fat Pig as the final show of the season in the Geffen’s Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Casting to be announced.   

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"This Is Us" Star Chrissy Metz to Make Her Theater Debut in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" at the Geffen Playhouse

December 13, 2017

Chrissy Metz, the Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated star of the NBC drama This Is Us, will make her stage debut in Neil LaBute’s critically acclaimed play Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse.
Fat Pig is returning to the Geffen, where it made its West Coast debut in 2007, with a revised script and a new ending for 2018. Jo Bonney, who helmed the Off-Broadway production in 2004 and the Geffen’s 2007 production, will direct.

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