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La Jolla Playhouse: 'Babbitt'

Promotional poster for "Babbitt."
La Jolla Playhouse
Promotional poster for "Babbitt."
Every week from November 7, 2023 until December 10, 2023.
Sunday: 2 PM
Sunday: 7 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 PM
Thursday: 8 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 2 PM
Saturday: 8 PM
La Jolla Playhouse
No performances Sunday, Nov. 12 or Thursday, Nov. 23.

From the theater:
Extended by popular demand! Nov. 7 – Dec. 10
Mandell Weiss Theatre

By Joe DiPietro
Adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Christopher Ashley

You can’t always get what you want, but you might get what you need.

Multi-award-winning star of stage and screen Matthew Broderick and Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (Diana, Memphis) join forces with our own Christopher Ashley and a stellar cast for this remarkable theatrical event.

Babbitt entered the zeitgeist in 1922 as a novel by white-hot satirist Sinclair Lewis, the first American Nobel Laureate. An instant literary classic, Babbitt has been a stalwart on ‘best ever’ lists for over 100 years, and is now adapted for the stage.

George F. Babbitt is a middle-aged real estate broker in the Midwestern city of Zenith. By day, he has a prosperous, respectable middle-class existence. By night, he’s plagued by the thought that he has amounted to nothing. Searching for more to life than his top-of-the-line toaster and hickory golf club ― more meaning ― Babbitt leaps with abandon into the most spectacular rebellion of his life ― one that could end up costing him everything.

Led by Matthew Broderick in the title role, the cast bringing this world premiere to life features Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Ann Harada (Broadway’s Avenue Q) and Julie Halston (Sex and the City).

Ticket discounts:
The Playhouse offers a range of ways to save on tickets, including Military, Student and Rush discounts, and $25 tickets in Area 3. Discounts are subject to availability and conditions may apply. Read more here or call Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 for more info.

30 and Under discounts:
Area 2 tickets may be available online for $25 with Promo Code CULTUREFIX (limit 2, valid only for will-call with ID).

Related links:
La Jolla Playhouse website | Instagram | Facebook

La Jolla Playhouse

2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, California 92037

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