"The Power of Duff"

Gil Cates Theater at The Geffen Playhouse

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A news anchor’s ratings spike after he starts signing off with a non-denominational prayer—but then the prayers start getting answered

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  • One ticket to The Power of Duff
  • When: select dates, April 29–May 10
  • Where: Geffen Playhouse at Gil Cates Theater
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

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The Power of Duff

Divorced, estranged from his son, and emotionally exhausted by a middling career and a string of one-night-stands, news anchor Charlie Duff is far from spiritual. But that doesn’t stop him from signing off his news broadcast with a spontaneous prayer after his father dies unexpectedly. This causes a spike in ratings and a demand from his producer to end every nightly news segment with a prayer. Charlie’s obliges at first, happy to have found a gimmick that could finally get him into the big leagues. But then, the prayers actually start getting answered. Is Charlie a mortal instrument of divine miracles? And what does it mean for the rest of us when that instrument doesn’t take his job too seriously? Stephen Belber’s play examines these questions and more with a script that takes aim at both sides of the religious-skeptic divide.

Featuring a cast of familiar faces from screens both small and silver, this Geffen Playhouse production stars Josh Stamberg (Drop Dead Diva’s Jay Parker) as the ineffable Duff and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange is the New Black’s Aleida Diaz) as his beleagured co-host Sue. Playing the opportunistic producer Scott is Eric Ladin, a ubiquitous TV actor who’s played everyone from Betty’s little brother on Mad Men to J. Edgar Hoover on Boardwalk Empire. Rounding out the cast are Brendan Griffin and Joe Paulik from Person of Interest, and Tanner Buchanan from The Goldbergs as Duff’s glowering sixteen-year-old son.

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