Langella's Father Opens April 8 in L.A.

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LOS ANGELES -- Recreating a role he played to much acclaim two seasons ago in NY, Frank Langella brings Strindberg's The Father to the Geffen Playhouse April 8.

LOS ANGELES -- Recreating a role he played to much acclaim two seasons ago in NY, Frank Langella brings Strindberg's The Father to the Geffen Playhouse April 8.

The Strindberg classic will feature Angela Bettis, Ivar Brogger, Garrett Dillahunt, Ken Jenkins, Carolyn McCormick, Anne Pitoniak and William Verderber.

Adapted by playwright Richard Nelson, The Father is directed by Clifford Williams, one of the stalwarts of the Royal Shakespeare Company. On Broadway, Williams staged Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth and Hugh Whitmore's Breaking the Code, among others.

Langella's performance as the Captain dazzled Broadway audiences when a production of The Father was unveiled at the Roundabout Theatre in 1996, earning him a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination.

"I am thrilled that our audience will have the distinct honor to see Frank Langella in his award-winning role," said Geffen Playhouse Producing Director Gilbert Cates. "Frank and I first worked together over 30 years ago in New York, and it gives me great pleasure to work together again -- our first venture on the Geffen stage." Previews for The Father began March 31, with an opening on April 8 and a run through May 3. Performances are Tue.-Thu. at 7:30 PM, Fri. at 8 PM, Sat. at 4 PM and 8:30 PM, and Sun. at 2 PM and 7 PM. The Geffen Playhouse is at 10886 Le Conte Ave. in Westwood. For tickets, $25-$37.50, call (310) 208-5454 or Admission Network USA at (800) 678-5440.

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