Out of State: Linda Vista in LA

Ian Bradford as Wheeler

Excerpt from LA Times review:

This play will make some audiences uncomfortable. It certainly made a woman in the front row vacate her seat after the first act; that seat was very close to the nudity and to the play’s raw candor.


Letts’ bitingly hilarious play “Linda Vista” tells of Wheeler, a 50-year-old man who is floating. His marriage is over, his job is mundane and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love, sex and maybe a taste of redemption.

Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be in this searing work that resonates with a new sense of sobriety in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

‘Linda Vista’

Where: Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

When: Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays

Length: 2 hrs. and 50 mins., including intermission

Suitability: Mature audiences: prolonged nudity, simulated sex, language

Tickets: $30-$99

Information: 213-628-2772, www.CenterTheatreGroup.org

1 Comment

  1. Alan Cumming reported on Seth Meyers that in the new play Daddy at the Vineyard he and Ronald Peet are very naked for a good amount of the show! Can’t wait to hear more about this new play by Jeremy O. Harris, whose recent show Slave Play got a lot of buzz

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