The tension mounts as we look forward to seeing Play Dead at the Geffen Playhouse near UCLA tomorrow night. The show is written by Todd Robbins and Teller so we bought our ticket without even checking it out.
C’mon. Teller and Todd Robbins. We would see a show by either one of them and so the two of them together makes a must see.
Once we received our ticket, we read more about the show and even perused the warning notice provided on the theater’s website:
Performance notes: The running time for Play Dead is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Due to the theatrical and interactive nature of this performance, there is no late seating, no re-admittance, and formal wear is not advised. Contact the box office for details. Please note: This production contains strobe effects, theatrical haze, nudity, interactive elements and themes that may be inappropriate for some patrons.
“Formal wear is not advised.” What does that mean? We are even more anxious because we are on the front row – in the line of fire.
We were able to get such a great seat because we only bought one ticket. The show is otherwise sold out. We tried to get some of the editorial, advertising and accounting staff to join us but she said no.
It should be a wild experience. We will provide a full report assuming we survive the evening.