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Photo Flash: Open Fist Theatre Company Celebrates 30 Years with RORSCHACH FEST Photo Photo Flash: Open Fist Theatre Company Celebrates 30 Years with RORSCHACH FEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020

Perception is everything. Open Fist Theatre Company opens its 30th anniversary season with three programs of short works, performed in rotating repertory, by playwrights renowned for pushing the boundaries of theatrical invention. Rorschach Fest, featuring seminal work by John O'Keefe, Daniel MacIvor, Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill, opened Feb. 14 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances continue through April 5.

Open Fist Theatre Company Celebrates 30 Years of Theater with RORSCHACH FEST Photo Open Fist Theatre Company Celebrates 30 Years of Theater with RORSCHACH FEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

Perception is everything. Open Fist Theatre Company opens its 30th anniversary season with three programs of short works, performed in rotating repertory, by playwrights renowned for pushing the boundaries of theatrical invention. Rorshach Fest, featuring seminal work by John O'Keefe, Daniel MacIvor, Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill, opens Feb. 14 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances continue through April 5. Pay-What-You-Want previews begin Feb. 11.

Review: Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a Monty Python Version of Fiddler on the Roof P Photo Review: Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a Monty Python Version of Fiddler on the Roof Performed by the Original Not Ready for Prime Time Players
by Shari Barrett - Nov 19, 2019

Open Fist's clever, hilarious World Premiere musical adaptation of Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a hilarious musical adaptation of his play, Fools, with book and lyrics by Simon, and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West, a veteran comedy genius from Chicago's Second City, who has directed the laugh fest like a Monty Python version of Fiddler on the Roof performed by the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Off-the-wall hysterical choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton greatly enhances the comedy, with musical direction by Jan Roper often adding in the flavor of Eastern European Klezmer music.

NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019

Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

Photo Flash: First Look at Open Fist Theatre Company's LAST CALL Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Open Fist Theatre Company's LAST CALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney. Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this funny, sad and very human debut play by the Peabody Award-winning writer best known for her work on Switched at Birth, Hellcats, Greek, L.A. Law and, most recently, the first three seasons of Outlander. Open Fist company member Lane Allison directs for a Jan. 18 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Feb. 23. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Jan. 11.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

John O'Keefe's ALL NIGHT LONG Gets Southern CA Premiere Photo John O'Keefe's ALL NIGHT LONG Gets Southern CA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The thin line between waking and dreaming, the conscious and subconscious, is exposed in an outrageously funny, surreal sit-com about 18 hours in the life of an all-American nuclear family.Jan Munroe directs theSouthern California premiere ofAll Night Long by John O'Keefe, opening Sept. 14 in anOpen Fist Theatre Companyproduction at Atwater Village Theatre.

Political Pop-Up ONE YEAR LATER Pops Up For One More Weekend Photo Political Pop-Up ONE YEAR LATER Pops Up For One More Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2018

Two performances of One Year Later have been added due to popular demand! Open Fist Theatre Company's "political pop-up" features 13 short plays by writers from across the country that explore our nation's current social and political climate and how the past year has affected us. Finding it hard to get off the couch and get to the theater? Open Fist has brought the couches to Atwater Village Theatre, creating a cozy, speakeasy setting where patrons can arrive early or stay late to have a drink and a chat with the cast and fellow audience members.

Open Fist Theatre Company presents ONE YEAR LATER: A 3-Week Political Pop-Up Photo Open Fist Theatre Company presents ONE YEAR LATER: A 3-Week Political Pop-Up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

One Year Later - This three-week "political pop-up" features 14 short plays by writers from across the country that explore our nation's current social and political climate and how the past year has affected us. Finding it hard to get off the couch and get to the theater? Open Fist has brought the couches to Atwater Village Theatre, creating a cozy, speakeasy setting where patrons can arrive early or stay late to have a drink and a chat with the cast and fellow audience members.

Open Fist Presents Evening of 2 Solo Plays from the '80s
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Open Fist Theatre Company presents an evening of two solo plays from the 1980s: Cemetery Man by Ken Jenkins and Don't You Ever Call Me Anything But Mother by John O'Keefe.

Photo Flash: Lea Michele, Jessica Lange & More at AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Premiere
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 6, 2014

The stars of the highly anticipated 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' walked the red carpet at last night's premiere of the FX anthology series, held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California.

The Katrina Comedy Fest Comes to Fountain Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

The Katrina Comedy Fest - Experience the heartbreak, humanity and, yes, comedy of Hurricane Katrina through the words of five New Orleanians who rode out the storm. Winner of 'Best of the Festival' at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, and a recent hit at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

The Katrina Comedy Fest Comes to Fountain Theatre, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

The Katrina Comedy Fest - Experience the heartbreak, humanity and, yes, comedy of Hurricane Katrina through the words of five New Orleanians who rode out the storm. Winner of 'Best of the Festival' at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, and a recent hit at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

West Coast Premiere of THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST Set for Lounge Theatre, 6/5-6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Bayou Playhouse and Flambeaux Productions have announced the West Coast premiere of The Katrina Comedy Fest, written by Rob Florence, directed by Misty Carlisle, and featuring video projections by Jeff Teeter, at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre as part of the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Previews begin on June 5 with the official opening set for Thursday, June 13 at 8pm. The Katrina Comedy Fest will play Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Todays at 8pm through June 30 only.

West Coast Premiere of THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST Set for Lounge Theatre, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Bayou Playhouse and Flambeaux Productions have announced the West Coast premiere of The Katrina Comedy Fest, written by Rob Florence, directed by Misty Carlisle, and featuring video projections by Jeff Teeter, at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre as part of the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Previews begin tonight, June 5 with the official opening set for Thursday, June 13 at 8pm. The Katrina Comedy Fest will play Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 8pm through June 30 only.

West Coast Premiere of THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST Set for Lounge Theatre, 6/5-6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Bayou Playhouse and Flambeaux Productions have announced the West Coast premiere of The Katrina Comedy Fest, written by Rob Florence, directed by Misty Carlisle, and featuring video projections by Jeff Teeter, at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre as part of the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Previews begin on June 5 with the official opening set for Thursday, June 13 at 8pm. The Katrina Comedy Fest will play Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 8pm through June 30 only.

THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST Comes to Hollywood Fringe, June 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST by Rob Florence Directed by Misty Carlisle, will feature: Judy Jean Berns, Peggy Blow, Deidrie Henry, Travis Michael Holder, Jan Munroe, and L.Trey Wilson at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The show runs at 8 PM, every Wed., Thurs., Sat., & Sun. in June.

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