There is a real theatrical EVENT happening on the Gil Cates Theater stage at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. THE INHERITANCE, written by written by Matthew López, inspired by the novel “Howards End” by E. M. Forster and directed by Mike Donahue is an epic new work experienced in two 3 hour parts. Patrons are invited to see Part 1 and Part 2 on consecutive days or days or a week apart. It’s reminiscent of other theatrical events like the 8 ½ hour “Nicolas Nickleby” in the mid-eighties or Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” in the nineties and more recently in 2018.
The story of “The Inheritance” takes place in contemporary Manhattan where Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.
The Inheritance reunites Geffen alums Matthew López & Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride) for an extended run of the celebrated Stephen Daldry production after its Olivier Award–sweeping London and Tony Award–winning Broadway runs.
If you’ve never attended a performance at Geffen Playhouse, it is located next to UCLA in the vibrant Westwood neighborhood which is loaded with many wonderful restaurant options and the Geffen has a delightful patio area where you can enjoy cocktail hour before the show.
THE INHERITANCE – PART 1 & PART 2 runs through November 27 at Geffen Playhouse Gil Cates Theater. Featuring Nic Ashe, Bill Brochtrup, Tantoo Cardinal, Juan Castano, Jay Donnell, Israel Erron Ford, August Gray Gall, Adam Kantor, Eddie Lopez, Kasey Mahaffy, Miguel Pinzon, Avi Roque & Tuc Watkins.
Due to an injury, Nic Ashe has departed his role as Adam/Leo. Joining the cast to take on the role is Bradley James Tejeda, a company member from the original Broadway production, making his Geffen Playhouse debut.
Performances are Tuesday – Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm. at Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse located at 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets currently priced at $39 – $129.00. Available by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org.
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.