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.
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