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MAMET, MILLER, WILLIAMS AMONG GEFFEN'S BIG NAMES.

Byline: - Evan Henerson

David Mamet, John Goodman, Rick Cleveland, Heather Raffo and the late American masters Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams are among the names featured during the Geffen Playhouse's 10th anniversary season beginning in September.

The Geffen, which has been staging productions at the nearby Brentwood Playhouse and Wadsworth Theatre while its Le Conte Avenue space underwent $17 million in renovations, returns to Westwood in November with a revival of Williams' ``Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'' John Goodman (of ``Roseanne'') will star as Big Daddy for director Gil Cates.

A final production at the Brentwood Playhouse, Heather Raffo's ``Nine Parts of Desire'' opens Sept. 14. In ``Nine Parts,'' Raffo has collected the stories of several women living in war-torn Iraq and woven them into a solo performance. The play has been staged in Edinburgh, London's West End and at New York's Public Theatre.

In ``My Buddy Bill,'' Cleveland, a writer/producer of ``Six Feet Under,'' chronicles his friendship with former president Bill Clinton. The solo performance inaugurates the Geffen's new, 120-seat Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater and will open on a date to be determined.

Playwright Mamet will direct his own production of ``Boston Marriage,'' a drawing-room comedy about the romance between a pair of fashionable upper-class women. The dates of the engagement have yet to be announced. The dates of Randall Arney's production of Miller's ``All My Sons'' also have not been determined. One other play in the Geffen's season will be announced at a later date.

For tickets and subscription information, call (310) 208-5454, or visit www.geffenplayhouse.com.
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