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  Skintight at Geffen Playhouse


Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles

You won’t hear Idina Menzel urging you to “Let It Go” in this razor sharp comedy — but her character gets plenty of that advice herself. Laughs abound as her son and her father try to help her bounce back after being left by her husband for a 20something woman — which isn’t made any easier by the presence of her father’s new 20something boyfriend.

Thru - Oct 6, 2019

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Price: $50-$90

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 310-208-5454

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  Skintight Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...However trying their company can be to one another and sometimes to us, the audience, they are hilariously and squirm-inducingly human. When Menzel launches into one of Jodi's tirades, aggression and neediness wage an internal battle that inevitably ends in a draw."
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Charles McNulty

LA Daily News - Highly Recommended

"...In its West Coast premiere at Geffen Playhouse, the play is, on its surface, about aging in a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. But it goes deeper, pointing out that youth and beauty may draw us to another person, but something much more valuable keeps our various relationships together."
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Dany Margolies

Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...Produced last year at Lincoln Center Theater, Admissions (2018) arrived too early to address the recent scandal involving illegal offenses in college admissions - bribes, cheating and gaming the system by rich parents with underachieving children. (Felicity Huffman was still in the future). But this one-act remains topical, thanks to its sardonic take on liberal guilt over affirmative action and its exposure of double standards for entitlement and merit."
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Frank Arthur

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) is back at the Geffen with the uproariously funny, unexpectedly touching Skintight, a star vehicle if there ever was one for its wickedly talented leading lady."
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Steven Stanley

Total Theater - Recommended

"...Humor is what makes this play work. Menzel and Gelb were in the original New York production; their experience and expertise jump out at you, dazzle you. They get laughs from just about every line they utter; the same goes for Brittain, who breaks the audience up in a scene in which he struts around the stage clad in nothing but a jockstrap."
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Willard Manus

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Skintight is such a remarkably specific play, it likely won't speak to many people. But for those who see themselves and their loved ones in the characters on stage, it's an engaging and amazing night at the theater."
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Katie Buenneke

Haines His Way - Highly Recommended

"...Groener delivers a stellar performance as a man obsessed with youth and beauty but without desperation, instead with hope. His monologue detailing why he loves to wake up in bed next to the body of his young lover is spell-binding. Brittain portrays an Oklahoma hick, enjoying the high life his relationship brings him, but who possesses more depth than just someone coasting by on his youth and beauty. Gelb provides a lot of the comedy with his quirky mannerisms and awkward social interactions, especially when he attempts to seduce his grandfather's jockstrap wearing boy toy. Skintight is a worthy addition to the growing canon of funny/bitter dark comedies by the young playwright, Joshua Harmon."
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Rob Stevens

On Stage Blog - Recommended

"...Even though they seem like such an odd couple, Groener's monologue about growing old and the beauty of waking up each morning to a "skintight" young viral body is understandable. He tells his daughter "I want to sleep in a bed made with Trey's skin." In SKINTIGHT, this multi-generational queer Jewish family, discovers lust is easy, love is hard."
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Jill Weinlein

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