The Geffen Playhouse announced that Jerry MacKinnon (Sleepy Hollow) and Samantha Ressler (This is the End) will star in award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler’s Actually, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tyne Rafaeli will direct the Geffen’s production which runs May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017. 

Actually is the story of Amber and Tom, who, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? A playwright The New York Times calls “newly (and justly) hot,” Anna Ziegler investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in and the three sides to every story.

Actually invites the audience to explore the complex dynamics of sexual assault and consent. A grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is providing support for this production of Actually as well as increased opportunities for high school and college students to experience it and take action on the issues it presents.

Previews: Tuesday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Opening Night: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Closing Night: Sunday, June 11, 2017


Monday                      No performance

Tuesday – Friday       8:00 p.m.

Saturday                    3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday                      2:00 and 7:00 p.m.


Tickets currently priced at $60.00 - $82.00. Available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, by phone at 310.208.5454 or online at Fees may apply.

Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public 30 minutes before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General / $10.00 Student


Through a variety of events and other opportunities, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all college students throughout Los Angeles. More information is available at