DEAR MASTER to Bring Passionate Letters to the Stage at Little Fish Theatre

An intellectual, artistic friendship between novelists marks the Los Angeles premiere and fifth production of Little Fish Theatre's 2017 season.

Dear Master is written by Dorothy Bryant, winner of the Fred Cody Award, a lifetime achievement award to honor a Northern California literary figure with an important body of work. Helen Hayes Award winner Branda Lock, director of LFT's What the Night Is For and two of the pieces in the best-selling short play festival Pick of the Vine 2016, directs this piece full of life, optimism, and hope.

Dear Master is a dialogue in letters between the greatest 19th century French novelists, George Sand (the romantic novelist who published more than 100 books in her lifetime) and Gustave Flaubert (author of the groundbreaking Madame Bovary), revealing the timelessness of these famed intellectual writers' friendship, fears, desires, and heated opinions in an era marked by violence and political polarization. Master explores the deep, intimate sharing of the heart and mind of these two wildly different literary powerhouses.

Little Fish Theatre Company Member Susie McCarthy takes on the role of iconic writer George Sand. Susie was last seen in LFT's world premiere A Very Special Holiday Special and The Clean House. Gustave Flaubert will be played by Joshua Thomas, who was last seen at LFT in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. Thomas' play Angels and Whiskey was recently named a Best of Fringe winner in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

"I am very excited to work with Josh and Susie. They are such deep wells of talent to draw out of," states director Lock. "This play resonates so deeply with me right now, given our political climate. I hope, like Sand eternally does and like Flaubert comes to see in this play, that our audience will leave feeling, as Pascal best put it, that 'progress advances and retreats, goes on farther, then half as far, then farther than ever, like the tides of the sea.'"

Dear Master will run June 22 through July 13. Thursdays on June 22, 29 and July 6 and 13 at 8:00pm. Wednesdays on July 5 and 12 at 8:00pm. Sundays on July 2 and 9 at 2:00pm. The July 9 matinee features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for a post-show discussion with the audience.

Little Fish Theatre is located in San Pedro's Arts District, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731. Ticket Range: $23 - $27 ($23 for opening night only). Prices above do not include a $1 ticket service fee. Discounts Available for Groups of 10+. Discounts for Seniors 65 and over and Students. Contact the Box Office at 310.512.6030.

Founded in 2002 as an artists' ensemble, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro.

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

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