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Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse

Trayf is a funny and heartwarming ode to the turbulence of youth, the universal suspicion that we don't quite fit in, and the faith and friends that see us through.

Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of TRAYF, written by Lindsay Joelle (The Messengers, The Garbologists) and directed by Maggie Burrows (Spacebar, Damsels).

The cast includes Ilan Eskenazi (Sing Street, Iron Fist) as Zalmy, Ben Hirschhorn (Closets Keep Suburban Boys Home, Practice Funeral) as Shmuel, Louisa Jacobson (The Gilded Age, Romeo and Juliet) as Leah and Garrett Young (Chicago Fire, Thicker Than Water) as Jonathan.

Zalmy lives a double life. By day, he drives a Chabad "Mitzvah Tank" through 1990s New York City, performing good deeds with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks out of his orthodox community to roller-skate and listen to rock and roll. But when a curious outsider offers him unfettered access to the secular world, is it worth jeopardizing everything he's ever known? This road-trip bromance is a funny and heartwarming ode to the turbulence of youth, the universal suspicion that we don't quite fit in, and the faith and friends that see us through.

Learn more at www.geffenplayhouse.org.

Photo Credit: Jeff Lorch.

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Garrett Young and Ilan Eskenazi

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Garrett Young and Ilan Eskenazi

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ben Hirschhorn and Louisa Jacobson

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Garrett Young and Ilan Eskenazi

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse
Ilan Eskenazi and Ben Hirschhorn



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