October 25 - December 4, 2011
Gil Cates Theater
2010 Tony Award - Best Play & Best Director
Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Play
Outer Critics Circle Award - Outstanding New Broadway Play
"Humorous ... absorbing, often amusing and ultimately touching.”
- Los Angeles Times
"Critic’s Pick ... hilarious and heartbreaking.” - Back Stage
"The funniest heartbreaker in town!" - The New York Times
"A potent piece of political theater." - Variety
"The best new play of the season." - Time Out New York
Next Fall, which has already won widespread critical acclaim (nominations for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play) makes its West Coast debut with the original New York director. Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract – Adam is older, neurotic and an atheist; Luke is impulsive, a struggling actor and a devout Christian. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off. As timely as it is touching, this must-see play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are.
In The News
Calling the Shots on Paper, From the Stage - Writer Geoffrey Nauffts steps into a suspiciously tailor-made leading role in Next Fall as the Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere.
James Wolk Takes the Fall - The film and television star talks about tackling the role of Luke in the Geffen Playhouse's production of Next Fall.
Sheryl Kaller Explores Faith vs. Family in Next Fall - Sheryl Kaller believes in gratitude. After all, how often does a director get to travel with a play from reading to workshop, Off-Broadway to Broadway and them helm its West Coast premiere?