A FUNNY THING!
- By Deborah Behrens
- Photo Courtesy of Geffen Playhouse
Sitting bedside at Memorial Sloan Kettering has never been so entertaining. While their ailing mothers share a hospital room, young stand-up comic Karla and middle-aged millionaire Don discover truth in the old cliché that opposites attract…and repel…and attract. Raise your thermometer for the west coast premiere of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Of New York City at the Geffen Playhouse.
Directed by Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other, Barcelona), this new production marks the fifth collaboration between Feiffer and Cullman. It’s also the first time the playwright (I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them) and actor (The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves) has appeared in one of her own plays. Feiffer stars as Karla, with Jason Butler Harner (Netflix’s Ozark, The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie) as Don, Eileen T’Kaye (Coney Island Christmas, The Rehearsal) as Geena and JoBeth Williams (The Quality of Life, Other Desert Cities) as Marcie.
“Under Trip Cullman’s perceptive direction, Halley Feiffer’s distinct voice is on fine display throughout, in all its uniquely unsettling glory.” – TheaterMania
Plays September 5th – October 8th. For more information, click here.