The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse

 

Palazzo Parking Structure: 1010 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Located 1.5 blocks away and even closer to many restaurant partners
Phone: [masked]
Rate: $4 with validation (please request a validation ticket from the box office or concierge upon entering the theater)
*Payment by credit card is available immediately at the gate arm when exiting. Patrons paying in cash are asked to pay at the pay station on the street level.

 

 

BROOKE SHIELDS AND RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN TAKE THE STAGE FOR WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION OF THE EXORCIST

 

The most chilling test of faith come to life on stage.  This world premiere adaptation of the famous 1971 novel documenting the terror and redemption of a ten-year-old girl remains as frightening and relevant as when first experienced. Under the direction of Tony Award winner John Doyle and adapted by acclaimed playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God), The Exorcist transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.

Stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier’s world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse.  Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.

 

Date: I thought Friday the 13th was fitting.

Seats: Orchestra seats

Cost: $75 group rate (single tickets are $80 + $8 service fee)

I have a refund policy, so don't worry about signing up and then needing to change your plans later on. I just need 10 days notice or a replacement.

 

Brooke: My first experience was in high school, when my best friend made all the cheerleaders sit down and watch it. I was too scared to stay in the living room to watch it, and I went and stayed in the kitchen. There was no way I was going to watch the film. After watching it, she slept on the floor in her parent’s room for two months. Absolutely terrified.

So you’ve never seen it?
B:
Nope. I have not seen it and wouldn’t see it and was so scared to see it. So I asked the director [of the play], “Look, I’ve read the book and if you want me to see the movie I will see it tonight.” He said, “No, it’s not necessary. There’s no pea soup or head spinning in this production and it’s all taken from the book.” So, he said the book was enough. There’s going to be so many people that have seen the movie, but there will be people who haven’t seen the film. In a sense they might get a different experience, but hopefully because of the way John is doing this it won’t take long for people to stop the comparison.

When reading the script, I immediately didn’t think of the book or the movie. It’s sort of a poem—so fluid and beautiful.

B: The [script] itself is kind of what got me. Having not seen the film and just hearing the hype of it, I thought to myself, “I know I’m not going to like this.” I sort of wanted to not like it because I thought it’s going to be ridiculous. I read the script and I was so moved by the language in the script, and what John Pielemeier did. It’s just like you said, there’s a very poetic nature to the discussion of good and evil. The more evil it is, the more beautiful it becomes.

 

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  • Jason

    Hi Dorinda....sorry we missed you after the show...We were gathered at the front entrance for about 10 minutes and then went out for coffee and ice cream afterwards.

    July 16, 2012

  • Dorinda

    The food and drinks at the Glendon Bar & Kitchen were really good. The Exorcist was great! The walk to the Geffen in my heels was not good. It would have been nice to discuss the show afterwards but, it seems everyone dispersed to their cars. Overall a really good time. I would do it again but, with more comfortable shoes.

    July 16, 2012

  • Susan

    Great group!

    July 14, 2012

  • Sarah

    Really great, and not as scary as the movie.

    July 14, 2012

  • Kris S.

    The meetup people and dinner were great. I would give th ePlay 4 stars out of 5.

    July 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the play. very nice people and a great place for Happy Hour. Thank you Jason!! Sandra

    July 14, 2012

  • Susan

    Also confirming for dinner. Hope no one minds me bringing my black cat and ladder with me. *grin*

    1 · July 10, 2012

  • Dorinda

    My son and I will be at the dinner. Can't wait! See you there!

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am confirming for dinner with my carpool. Sandy, Paula, Linda, & Linda's guest

    July 9, 2012

  • Jason

    I will put your tickets at Will Call if you can't make dinner...anyone on this going list is confirmed

    July 8, 2012

  • #65 "Art of T.

    Payment was made to you through PayPal back on June 5 for 2 tic. I can send u pic of my PayPal transaction if uyou want to your gmail acct. My reservations were on the This Way To The Fun Group. What time does play start in case I can't make it to diner location? Do I go to will call if I can't meet up with you there?

    July 8, 2012

  • Jason

    The Glendon Bar & Kitchen -1071 Glendon Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024...I will make reservations for 6:15...This should give us plenty of time to eat and then make our way over to the theater.

    July 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jason, I'm trying to set up my schedule for coming up week. Do you have a Dinner location and time in mind? Sandra

    July 7, 2012

  • #65 "Art of T.

    Any info on where & time we meet yet?

    July 4, 2012

  • #65 "Art of T.

    I'm also on rsvp for this on your fun day trips group. Let me know about dinner & where we meet.

    June 24, 2012

  • Jason

    I will post a dinner location for those that would like to meet before the show. Anyone not interested in dinner, can meet me at the box office or I can leave the tickets at Will Call

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jason- Are we meeting at the playhouse or are you organizing a dinner before?

    June 21, 2012

  • Jason

    Always a man of few (if any) words, the latter half of the enduring comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller will help give a visual voice to the Geffen Playhouse's upcoming stage adaptation of "The Exorcist."

    1 · May 30, 2012

  • Jason

    Yeah!....I told them I wanted a Friday and they started giving dates and that seemed perfect...Jason is hosting the Exorcist event on Friday the 13th.

    March 23, 2012

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