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Safe at Home, An Evening with Orson Bean | Pacific Resident Theatre
Between the elegant jokes and well-executed magic tricks, Orson Bean tells the story of Dallas Burrows, a lonely only child who left his broken home at 16, changed his name, and walked headlong into decades of survivor's guilt.
Thom Pain | Geffen Playhouse
Rainn Wilson gives the turn-on-a-dime, mood-swinging monologue letter-perfect delivery that makes it easy to sift through the splintered, sometimes venomous and frequently comic narrative to find the handful of obsessed-over highlights that, for Pain, define his life and make it illustrative.
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey | Kirk Douglas Theatre (Guest Production)
In just 75 minutes, James Lecesne's The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is a tribute to individuality, an urgent message of tolerance, and a celebration of theatrical ingenuity.
Outside Mullingar | Geffen Playhouse
Seeing John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, at the Geffen Playhouse (through December 20), days after a fine production of Uncle Vanya is as useful as it is unfair. Both plays must strike just the right balance between humor and pathos. And while Chekhov's 1897 script rises on its mix, Shanley's 2014 prize-winner ends prostrate under too much weight.