SILVER LAKE — Icebergs, now playing at the Geffen Playhouse, is about relationships, filmmaking and global warming. It also turns out to be about Silver Lake, where the comedy is set. There are references to Trader Joe’s, Moon Juice, the 99 Cents store and the two hours it takes to get to UCLA in Westwood, where the play premiered last month.
You can thank playwright Alena Smith, who has lived in Silver Lake for more than four years, for the neighborhood references. Smith “set her latest play there specifically because it’s home,” said Ashley Bodul with the Geffen Playhouse. “And home to her closest friends.”
Icebergs’ characters include an out-of-town visitor from Missouri staying with a neighborhood couple, giving the play an outsider’s view of Silver Lake life and the filmmakers, actors, attorneys, animal lovers and others live there.
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