Theater Preview: INSIDE THE BOX (Geffen Playhouse)

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by Tony Frankel on September 25, 2020

in Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual


One of my happiest achievements was getting my husband hooked on solving Crossword Puzzles. Here’s your opportunity to find out why puzzling is so addictive for so many (aside from the mental benefits!). Now, after the enormous popularity of Geffen Playhouse’s production of The Present, it’s no accident that the next show for the “Geffen Stayhouse” is a live, virtual, and interactive world premiere theatrical experience by renowned puzzle master, magician, and devilishly good New York Times “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor) David Kwong, whose hit show The Enigmatist had already been postponed at The Geffen until April, 2021. Previewing September 29, 2020, Inside the Box opens on October 8, 2020.

Playwright and performer David Kwong. Photo by Jillian Sipkins.

Kwong will regale you with stories of the world’s most extraordinary puzzle-makers through history, as you are treated to a wild ride collaborating with Kwong on code-breaking, puzzle-solving, wordplay, multi-layered games, and other surprises. Part game night and part mystery, only 24 participants per show, with each receiving an advance email with a link to download and print a packet of puzzles used to participate and interact with Kwong during the live performance. And don’t worry about being a previous puzzle solver here — the show is designed with all levels and ages in mind.

cover photo by Jeff Lorch

Inside the Box
written and performed by David Kwong
previews September 29–October 7, 2020
regular run begins October 8, 2020
Tuesday at 6; Wednesday at 8; Thursday at 6;
Friday at 8; Saturday at 3 & 8; Sunday at 2 & 7 (all times PT)
for tickets, call 310.208.2028 or visit The Geffen

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