West Coast Premiere of Tony-Winning The Inheritance Opens October 15 | Playbill

Regional News West Coast Premiere of Tony-Winning The Inheritance Opens October 15

Matthew López's drama plays the Geffen Playhouse.

Kasey Mahaffy, Avi Roque, Israel Erron Ford, Jay Donnell, Adam Kantor, and Juan Castano  in The Inheritance Part 1 at Geffen Playhouse
Kasey Mahaffy, Avi Roque, Israel Erron Ford, Jay Donnell, Adam Kantor, and Juan Castano in The Inheritance Part 1 at Geffen Playhouse Jeff Lorch

The West Coast premiere of Matthew López's The Inheritance, 2020 Tony winner for Best Play, officially opens October 15 following previews that began September 13 in the Geffen Playhouse's Gil Cates Theater.

Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride) directs the Stephen Daldry production, which will continue through November 27. The play is inspired by E. M. Forster's novel Howards End.

The cast of The Inheritance (Part 1 & Part 2) includes Bradley James Tejeda (The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo) as Adam/Leo, Bill Brochtrup (Secrets of the Trade) as Morgan/Walter Poole, Tantoo Cardinal (Killers of the Flower Moon) as Margaret Avery, Juan Castano (Encanto) as Toby Darling, Eric Flores (A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Young Man, Jay Donnell (The Color Purple) as Young Man 6/Tristan, Israel Erron Ford (Twelfth Night) as Young Man 2/Jason #1/Doorman #1/Toby’s Other Agent, August Gray Gall (David, My Goliath) as Young Man 3/Young Henry/Tucker, Adam Kantor (The Band’s Visit) as Eric Glass, Eddie Lopez (Madam Secretary) as Young Man 5/Charles Wilcox/Toby’s Agent/Toby’s Dealer, Kasey Mahaffy (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) as Young Man 7/Jasper/Paul Wilcox/Doorman #2, Miguel Pinzon (Woke) as Young Man 4/Young Walter, Avi Roque (The Owl House) as Young Man 8/Jason #2/Clinic Worker, and Tuc Watkins (The Boys in The Band) as Henry Wilcox.

Set in contemporary Manhattan, The Inheritance follows Eric and Toby, 30-somethings who seem to be in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past and a younger man hungry for a future.

Following its London premiere, The Inheritance played Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre September 27, 2019-March 11, 2020, subsequently winning four Tony Awards: Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

The Geffen production also has scenic design by Jaimie Todd, original scenic design by Bob Crowley, costume design by Sara Ryung Clement, lighting design by Josh Epstein, sound design by Veronika Vorel, music by composer Paul Englishby, associate direction by Colm Summers, fight direction by Julie Ouellette, intimacy choreography by Amanda Rose Villarreal, dramaturgy by Olivia O'Connor, and production supervision by J. Jason Daunter. The production stage manager is Marie Jahelka and assistant stage managers are Lucy Houlihan and Shahzad Khan with casting by Phyllis Schuringa.

Click here for additional information, including ticket details for both parts of the play.

See Photos of The Inheritance at Geffen Playhouse

 
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