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A coming-of-age story, “Slipping” features Seth Numrich (Broadway’s “War Horse,” “Golden Boy”), in the lead role of Eli, a gay high school senior. Alone, numb and friendless after the death of his father, Eli moves with his English professor mom from San Francisco for a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy at school exposes him again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.

Daniel Talbott’s “Slipping,” published by Dramatists Play Service, was named one of the top 10 NYC plays of 2009 by The Advocate, and a 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist for drama. Considered one of off-Broadway’s most respected companies, the OBIE Award-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is proud to be presenting its first Los Angeles production.

Culture Spot LA readers can see “Slipping” for free! Email editor@culturespotla.com with your choice of date and show time for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Performances continue through May 5 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Read our review for further information about the show, location and more.