We, like many of you, are ultra curious as to just how the new stage version of the classic William Peter Blatty tale The Exorcist will play out in a live theatre setting. One thing’s for sure: Star Emily Yetter has already piqued our curiosity.
The Geffen Playhouse’s stage adaptation of The Exorcist showcases an award-winning design team – including world-renowned creative consultant Teller and internationally acclaimed spiritual composer Sir John Tavener – to bring playwright John Pielmeier’s script and Tony Award winning director John Doyle’s vision to life on stage. The team also includes Tony Award winning scenic/costume designer Scott Pask, lighting designer Jane Cox and sound designer Dan Moses Schreir. Working with Doyle, the design team was tasked with creating a theatrical experience that engages the senses in a way that is unique to live performance.
As the designers create ambiance and atmosphere, the actors taking center stage include Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain in the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin, respectively, as well as Broadway actor David Wilson Barnes as the troubled young priest Father Damien Karras. Tony Award nominee Harry Groener takes on the role of Chris’ charismatic director Burke Dennings, and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate Emily Yetter plays the young Regan MacNeil. The world premiere cast also includes Stephen Bogardus, Manoel Felciano, Tom Nelis, and Roslyn Ruff. The Exorcist opened in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11, 2012, and runs through August 12, 2012.
Monday: No performances
Tuesday–Friday: 8:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm; 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm
Ticket prices range from $67 to $87. Tickets are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310-208-5454, or online from the Geffen Playhouse.
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