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Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone
Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone

Annette Bening will tell you about Sinatra's phrasings, the beauty and brutality of "The Iliad," homeless enchanters, acting classes, the knife edge between the hilarious and the tragic and those transcendent roles such as her adulterous real estate agent in "American Beauty," when "the roof comes off and there's this whole other dimension. The larger part of life. I get it. It's tangible. I'm in it." Dimensions are the tricks of craft for a woman who contains multitudes, precisely the character Bening will channel in her solo performance of "Ruth Draper's Monologues" at the Geffen Playhouse. The show — previews begin...

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