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BWW TV: Amy Brenneman, Beth Dixon, Virginia Kull and More in Highlights of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Geffen Playhouse


The original New York cast -- Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, Private Practice), Beth Dixon, Virginia Kull, Kellie Overbey and Lee Tergesen (Monster, Wayne's World, Weird Science) - are set for the West Coast premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn, written by Gina Gionfriddo, in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, running through September 22, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below!

The Geffen Playhouse presents the Playwrights Horizons production of Rapture, Blister, Burn - directed by Peter DuBois (Artistic Director for the Huntington Theatre Company which just won the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award). The comedy was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; playwright Gionfriddo was also a finalist in 2009 forBecky Shaw.

Playwright Gionfriddo said about her play, "I don't want to say too much about what happens in this play, but age and generation loom large. My [previous] play, Becky Shaw, feels to me a play about years 30-35; it's still possible to launch a career or start a family, but you need to hurry up. Rapture, Blister, Burn feels like a play about years 40-45. Big, unfulfilled dreams are still possible, but they're statistically less likely. If you're going to take a big leap and remake yourself, you have to do it now."

Rapture, Blister, Burn begins previews in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on Tuesday, August 13, with the official opening on Wednesday, August 21. Ticket prices currently range from $39 to $64 for preview performances and from $39 to $79 for the regular run. Tickets are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310-208-5454 or online at

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