Theater Review: Bollywood Kitchen, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Since the pandemic forced the temporary end of in-person theater, Geffen Playhouse audiences have performed magic tricks, solved puzzles, and investigated a cold case, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The latest Geffen Stayhouse offering brings new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a show.” In Bollywood Kitchen, based on filmmaker … More Theater Review: Bollywood Kitchen, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: The Future, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Off the unprecedented success of their first virtual production, The Present, the Geffen Playhouse is doubling down on magic. And it makes sense—The Present sold out 251 performances, plus an additional 6,000 tickets for the closing night alone, when the audience was greatly expanded beyond its usual intimate number to allow more to experience magician … More Theater Review: The Future, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: Citizen Detective, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Capitalizing on the true crime craze with their latest virtual production, the Geffen Playhouse continues to establish themselves as the preeminent source for virtual Los Angeles theater in pandemic times. Their latest “Geffen Stayhouse” offering, Citizen Detective, is part murder mystery party, part escape room, and part history lesson that cold case aficionados and Old … More Theater Review: Citizen Detective, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: Inside the Box, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, it has become increasingly clear that theater as we know it will not be returning for some time. On the heels of last week’s heartbreaking yet expected announcement that Broadway will remain shuttered through at least May 2021, the pressure is on for artists and … More Theater Review: Inside the Box, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: The Present, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse

The experience of The Present, the first fully virtual production from the Geffen Playhouse (currently dubbed “Geffen Stayhouse”) in Los Angeles, begins days before the performance when you receive a mysterious box in the mail. Over the last two months, as theaters around the world have shut down and most of us have sheltered in … More Theater Review: The Present, a Virtual Production from the Geffen Playhouse