The U.S. premiere of “2:22 – A Ghost Story” comes to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre on October 29 for a five week run. In this four-person play, Jenny (Constance Wu) believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam (Finn Wittrock) isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, their old friend Lauren (Anna Camp) and her new partner Ben (Adam Rothenberg). Belief and skepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they are going to stay up until 2:22 a.m… and then they will know.
Transporting audiences into one adrenaline-fueled night where secrets will emerge and ghosts may appear, “2:22 – A Ghost Story” asks, what do you believe? And do you dare to discover the truth? Can the dead really walk again? All four actors will be making Ahmanson Theatre stage debuts – Adam Rothenberg made his Center Theatre Group debut with “Burn This” at the Mark Taper Forum in 2011 – while Constance Wu, Anna Camp, and Finn Wittrock will be making their Center Theatre Group debuts. Written by the creator of the hit BBC podcast “The Battersea Poltergeist”, Danny Robins, and directed by Matthew Dunster, “2:22 – A Ghost Story” is an intriguing, funny, and scary supernatural thriller, with previews beginning October 29, opening November 4, and runs through December 4, 2022.
“2:22 – A Ghost Story” is currently running in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre until January 8, 2023. The Guardian hailed the production as “a slick, chilling romp of a play” while Time Out called it “a cracking supernatural thriller.” After breaking all box office records for a new play at the Noel Coward Theatre, described as the theatre event of the year and the hottest ticket in the West End, and after weeks of sold-out performances, the show transferred for another record-breaking run at the Gielgud Theatre. The run there ended in February and the production had a third West End opening, this time at the Criterion Theatre. The thrilling play won all three of the WhatsOnStage Awards it was nominated for including Best New Play and was nominated for three Olivier Awards.
Tickets for “2:22 – A Ghost Story” are on sale October 10 and start at $40. They will be available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.