Photo Flash: First Look at RUNAWAY HOME at Fountain Theatre
Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story by Jeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finney returns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home.
Check out photos from the show below!Three years after Hurricane Katrina, the unhealed wounds of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward continue to fester. Camille Spirlin(ABC's American Koko, Fox TV's Rosewood, Nickelodeon's Marvin Marvin) stars as 14-year-old runaway Kali. Rhyming, stealing and scamming her way through the still-destroyed neighborhood, she embarks on a journey to pick through the wreckage of what used to be her life. While the rest of the country's attention drifts, the neighborhood's residents are left to repair the damage from the inside out. As their attempts at renewal leave a path of destruction in their wake, Kali bears witness to what the floodwaters left behind. Also in the cast are Leith Burke (Citizen: An American Lyric at the Fountain, Neighbors at the Matrix),Jeris Lee Poindexter (The Darker Face of the Earth, Central Avenue, Gem of the Ocean at the Fountain), Armando Rey (Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown at Macha Theatre), Maya Lynne Robinson (In the Red and Brown Water at the Fountain - LADCC Award, Best Ensemble), Brian Tichnell (Dream Catcher at the Fountain, HBOs Silicon Valley, L.A. Theatre Works' national tour of The Graduate) and Karen Malina White (Citizen: An American Lyric and The Ballad of Emmett Till - Best Ensemble LADCC and Ovation Awards - at the Fountain, currently in As You Like It at Antaeus).
Runaway Home runs Sept. 16 through Nov. 5, with performances on Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. (dark Monday, Sept. 18). Three preview performances take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13; Thursday, Sept. 14; and Friday, Sept. 15, all at 8 p.m.Tickets range from $20-$40; every Monday is Pay-What-You-Want. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.
Photo credit: Ed Krieger