MAMA WON'T FLY to Open 6/20 at Little Fish Theatre
Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the next show of its thirteenth season, road trip comedy, MAMA WON'T FLY. Written by three of the most produced playwrights in America, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, MAMA WON'T FLY is the third Jones Hope Wooten play to be produced at Little Fish, following THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB and THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS.
Savannah Honeycutt is about to shuttle her mother to Santa Monica for her brother Walter's wedding when she encounters a small complication - Mama refuses to get on the airplane. They grab Hayley, Walter's fiancée, and hit the road for a cross-country series of jaw-dropping adventures, each more insane than the last. Who knows if they'll ever make it to California?
Susie McCarthy plays the indomitable Mama, with Amanda Karr and Holly Baker-Kreiswirth as sophisticated Savannah and hapless Hayley, plus an ensemble of players including Daniel Tennant, Stephen Alan Carver, Chiquita Fuller, Victoria Yvonne Martinez and Sarah DiMeo. Frequenters of Little Fish Theatre will recognize McCarthy, Karr and Baker-Kreiswirth - all favorites for their performances in several popular plays, such as STEEL MAGNOLIAS (McCarthy), REAL ESTATE (Karr) and PANACHE (Baker-Kreiswirth) in past seasons.
"This play moves like a whirlwind from beginning to end," explains director James Rice. "It's a fast and fabulous ride with enormously appealing and outrageous characters played by some of our most talented comedians." Rice directed PRESENT LAUGHTER to critical acclaim in Fall, 2012 at Little Fish Theatre.
MAMA WON'T FLY will run Fridays and Saturdays June 20 through July 19 (except July 4, when the theater will be dark), plus Thursday, July 17 at 8pm. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for 2pm on July 6, after which the creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for post-show discussion with the audience.
Founded in 2002, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro. Producing eleven plays each year for a one-room 65-seat venue, Little Fish delivers the quintessential close-up theatrical experience, where audience and performers share space and sight-lines, making for eruptive laughter, highly-charged action and palpable emotion.