Los Angeles NewsSignificant Other Heads to the West Coast as the Geffen Announces Season AdditionsSignificant Other, by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon, is part of the 2017–2018 lineup.
April 13, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse has announced additions to its 2017/2018 season including two Los Angeles premieres. The Geffen is rounding out the season with Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, Ironbound by Martyna Majok, and the previously reported weekly podcast, Unscripted.
The two productions join the Geffen’s previously announced 2017–2018 season, which includes the West Coast premiere of Halley Feiffer’s comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City and Neil Labute’s seventh play at the Geffen, The Way We Get By.
Ironbound recently had a run Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Theatre. Majok's work won the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards’ Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical. The story spans 22 years in the life of Polish immigrant Darja, who survived on a cleaning job and sheer strength of will. It’s a humorously touching tale about survival and what it means to succeed. The production will be performed at the Gil Cates Theater.
In Significant Other, Jordan is a twenty-something life of the wedding party. That is, until it dawns on him that the old cliché rings true for him too: “always a groomsman, never a groom.” This past March, it made its Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre and now readies itself for a West Coast premiere at the Geffen. As with Ironbound, the production will be performed at the Gil Cates Theater.
Casting for each of the productions will be announced at a later date. There is still one more production to be announced by the Geffen for their 2017/2018 season. For more information concerning their current line-up, visit GeffenPlayhouse.org.