Monday, June 30, 2008
The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood always seems to present the most milquetoast programming.
And their newest show, "Shipwrecked!" is yet another serving of vanilla ice cream, only with less flavor.
Starring Gregory Itzin, best known as President Charles Logan on "24," this show is about a gentlemen in London in 1898 who claims to have survived a shipwreck. He becomes famous as his tales capture the imagination of his countrymen.
Written by Donald Margulies, this show ran last year at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa and was substituted into the Geffen schedule at the last minute when another Margulies play planned for this season wasn't ready to go.
Thanks for the warmed up leftovers, Geffen Playhouse.