Silver Lake plays a supporting role in a new play


Silver Lake home featured on Icebergs set | Geffen Playhouse

SILVER LAKEIcebergs, 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.


Playwright and Silver Lake resident Alena Smith | Geffen Playhouse

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One comment

  1. We just saw this play last night- crazy timing for this to pop up on my newsfeed. We really enjoyed it, and fell in love with the cast. As 30-something industry professionals in Glassell Park, there was a lot to relate to.

    Also, my first time at the Geffen… We live on the east side, and UCLA is way too far away. 🙂

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