- By KEN WERTHER
Geffen Playhouse became home of the epics last year! First it was 2020 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, a two-part event that could be experienced over two afternoons or two evenings or both parts in one day (each part was three acts with two intermissions). Then came The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II, an intense family drama that had a running time of almost four hours (three acts, two intermissions).
This month, the Geffen is presenting a world premiere musical by Zoe Sarnak and Rachel Bonds. Commissioned as part of the theatre’s New Play Development Program, The Lonely Few is a love story between two women searching for a sense of home. Lila (Lauren Patten, Tony Award-winner for Jagged Little Pill) is getting by in her Kentucky hometown — scanning groceries at the Save-A-Lot, caring for her erratic brother, and living for Friday nights, when she plays a gig with her band The Lonely Few. And that’s enough. Or she thought it was, until Amy (Ciara Renée, Frozen, Waitress), an established musician ragged from the road, passes through, and offers her a shot at something much, much bigger. But is Lila ready for the life she never dared to imagine?
Head to Westwood to find out. And for those who would rather spend a more traditional amount of time at the theatre, The Lonely Few boasts just two acts with one 15-minute intermission!
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