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FATHERLAND Extends at the Fountain Theatre

The Fountain Theatre has announced the second extension of its world premiere hit play, Fatherland.
Review: FATHERLAND at The Fountain Theatre

FATHERLAND is an unsettling reminder of how an average person can tip from sane to insane all in the name of good ol’ American patriotism, crossing ethical, moral, and legal lines with nary a hesitation.
FATHERLAND Extends Through End of May at Fountain Theatre

The Fountain Theatre has extended the world premiere of its play, Fatherland, through May 26. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Industry Pro Newsletter: North Carolina Theater Files for Chapter 11, Second Stage Gives Up the Kiser

The restructuring of the industry continues - in North Carolina, Raleigh has lost one of its major institutions (for the time being) as North Carolina Theater suspends their 2024 season and files for bankruptcy. The labor movement continues to notch wins in New York, as the Atlantic Theater workers have voted to join IATSE.
Photos: FATHERLAND Opens Sunday At Fountain Theatre

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of “Fatherland,” a new work of verbatim theater conceived and directed by Fountain artistic director Stephen Sachs, opening Sunday, with performances continuing through March 30. See photos from the production.
Fountain Theatre Co-Founding Artistic Director Stephen Sachs Will Retire

After 34 years as artistic director, Fountain Theatre co-founder Stephen Sachs has announced his retirement at the end of 2024.
The Fountain Theatre to Present World Premiere of FATHERLAND in February

Fountain Theatre will present the new play ‘Fatherland,’ a true story of son who turned father in for Jan 6 attack on Capitol.
Review: FREIGHT at Fountain Theatre

Per playwright Howard L. Craft, the spirit of the human soul has the capacity to return to earth multiple times until it successfully learns…well…whatever it is supposed to learn. Can’t speak for the soul, but the performer J. Alphonse Nicholson needs no do-overs to embody the five incarnations of Abel Green within Craft’s play FREIGHT. Simply put, Nicholson nails each Green ably, in every possible way. Completely.
Fountain Theatre to Host Memorial Celebration for Shirley Jo Finney at Kirk Douglas Theatre

The Fountain Theatre will host a celebration to honor the memory of Shirley Jo Finney at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 12beginning at 7 p.m.
Director Shirley Jo Finney Passes Away at 74

The theater community mourns the passing of celebrated director Shirley Jo Finney, who passed away after battling cancer. The Fountain Theatre will host a memorial service to honor her life and achievements.
Rubicon Theatre Launches 25th Season With THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Rubicon Theatre will launch its 25th Anniversary Season, entitled TRULY YOURS, with The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed West Coast Premiere production of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT running October 4 - 21, 2023. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!
Rubicon Theatre Company to Present LIFESPAN OF A FACT, ONCE, and More in 25th Silver Anniversary Season

RUBICON THEATRE, Ventura County’s leading not-for-profit theatrical organization committed to entertaining, engaging and enriching the lives of the region’s residents and visitors through innovative live performances, has unveiled the company’s highly anticipated 25th Anniversary “Silver” Season, entitled TRULY YOURS. 
Interview: Hannah Wolf on Directing Last Summer at Bluefish Cove on the Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage

Forty years ago, the Fountain Theatre presented the groundbreaking comedy/drama, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers, one of the first playwrights to depict love between women as happy, healthy, and well-adjusted. I decided to speak with the play’s director Hannah Wolf about the history and importance of the play, the challenges of presenting it outdoors, how she was selected to direct it, about the characters who make up the story, and why its message of acceptance speaks to the new generation of theater goers just as it did for those who saw Jean Smart in the original 1983-85 Fountain Theatre production.
Fountain Theatre to Bring LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE to its Outdoor Stage This Summer

Welcome to Bluefish Cove. The Fountain Theatre will transform the parking lot surrounding the set on its outdoor stage to create an oceanfront experience for its 40th anniversary production of the groundbreaking comedy/drama, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers.
Fountain Theatre Co-Founder Deborah Lawlor Passes Away at 83

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Fountain Theatre co-founder Deborah Lawlor passed away on Tuesday, May 2, at the age of 83.
Interview: Ed F. Martin Leaving His Indelible Mark With His KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Next up at A Noise Within, Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman beginning April 1, 2023 (with previews starting March 26th). Michael Michetti directs this classic two-hander with Adrián González and Ed F. Martin. Ed, a familiar face on the Los Angeles stages, managed to squeeze out some time between rehearsals to answer a few of my queries.  
Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at The Fountain Theatre

What’s more important: writing the truth, or telling a good story? The Fountain Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the Broadway hit play, The Lifespan of a Fact, opens tonight at the Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood, with multiple award-winning director Simon Levy at the helm. Check out photos from the production here!
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT West Coast Premiere to be Presented at The Fountain Theatre in February

What's more important: writing the truth, or telling a good story? The Fountain Theatre will present the West Coast premiere of the Broadway hit play, The Lifespan of a Fact, by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell.
Two Free Performances of CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to be Presented at Inner-City Arts This Month

The Fountain Theatre and Grand Performances will present two free performances of the Fountain’s critically acclaimed, award-winning stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric.
Riverside Theatre to Present Stephen Sachs's BAKERSFIELD MIST in January

Riverside Theatre will present the new comedy-drama by Stephen Sachs, Bakersfield Mist. Bakersfield Mist performs on the Waxlax Stage from January 31 – February 19, 2023.

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