Skintight

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Skintight
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Featuring Will Brittain, Eli Gelb, Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen, Idina Menzel & Jeff Skowron

Hanging on by a thread after her ex-husband gets engaged to a much younger woman, Jodi (Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Rent, Wicked) retreats to her dad’s swanky Manhattan townhouse. But rather than the comforts of home, she instead finds her aging father’s new live-in boyfriend, Trey—who is 20. In his new comedy, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into it all.

Reviews

Patrick Chavis
"The writer Joshua Harmon is not afraid to take chances with unlikeable characters and in that regard this play is quite brave."

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"As laugh-and-star-power-packed a West Coast Premiere as any comedy lover could wish for, Skintight makes it three winners in a row for Joshua Harmon and the Geffen."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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"In Skintight, Harmon brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth … and where love fits into it all."

sweet - Frank Arthur - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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"There’s a commercial appeal to the writing, a crowd-pleasing directness that would benefit from a tighter structure. It’s not that “Skintight” is superficial. The place of beauty in our lives is a profound subject, and Harmon offers a complex understanding that respects the hazardous yet life-enhancing power of physical pulchritude. Elliot, like Blanche DuBois, knows that the opposite of death is desire, and that skin-deep can cut to the marrow of our being. But more alluring than the play’s truth is the harmoniousness of the ensemble, led by a majestic musical theater star who, it turns out, can transform a comic monologue into a power ballad of luminous neuroticism."

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"The writer Joshua Harmon is not afraid to take chances with unlikeable characters and in that regard this play is quite brave."

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"As laugh-and-star-power-packed a West Coast Premiere as any comedy lover could wish for, Skintight makes it three winners in a row for Joshua Harmon and the Geffen."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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"In Skintight, Harmon brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth … and where love fits into it all."

sweet - Frank Arthur - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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"There’s a commercial appeal to the writing, a crowd-pleasing directness that would benefit from a tighter structure. It’s not that “Skintight” is superficial. The place of beauty in our lives is a profound subject, and Harmon offers a complex understanding that respects the hazardous yet life-enhancing power of physical pulchritude. Elliot, like Blanche DuBois, knows that the opposite of death is desire, and that skin-deep can cut to the marrow of our being. But more alluring than the play’s truth is the harmoniousness of the ensemble, led by a majestic musical theater star who, it turns out, can transform a comic monologue into a power ballad of luminous neuroticism."

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review