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Power of Sail

Geffen Playhouse / Los Angeles / Stage

Paul Grellong’s Power of Sail, a play that premiered at South Carolina’s Warehouse Theatre in 2019, has made its way west for a second production. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston stars as Charles Nichols, a Harvard professor who has outraged colleagues and students by inviting a white nationalist to speak on campus. Nichols ignores the criticism, convinced he can take down the divisive visitor in a public debate. Opposite Cranston, Amy Brenneman plays Amy Katz, an earnest academic dean. Weyni Mengesha, who has worked in both film and theater, directs the play’s Los Angeles debut. —J.D.

Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
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