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Open Fist's Ambitious GARY PLAYS by Murray Mednick Gets One-Week Extension
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

The Gary Plays - Extended through June 10: Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire "The Gary Plays" series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, "The Gary Plays" chronicles the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean in the years following the random murder of his son. An everyman/anti-hero, Gary has been hailed by KCRW as "a sort of L.A. Leopold Bloom." Audiences can choose to follow his journey over the course of three evenings - or view all six plays on a single Sunday.

BWW Preview: THE LIAR at Black Box Arts Center
by Johnna Leary - Mar 3, 2017

If you enjoyed the movie Liar Liar, starring Jim Carey, then prepare for a hilarious evening of theater with a twist. The Liar, a comedy premiering at the Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, features a main character who cannot tell the truth!

BWW Interview: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Solves a Mystery at the Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Oct 14, 2016

It is "Elementary, my dear Watson" if you are looking for an entertainment option this weekend to attend Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure at the Old Opera House.

Open Fist Theatre Company to Offer Early Look at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 2, 4/22-24
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 8, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the second installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part 2 (comprised of Mednick's Out of the Blue, portions of Gary's Walk and DaddyO Dies Well) will be presented on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in the Fall of 2016.

Open Fist Theatre to Present 'Early Look' at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 1, 12/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the first installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part I (comprised of Mednick's Tirade For Three, Gary's Walk and Girl on a Bed) will be presented on December 4th, 5th and 6th at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in 2016.

Open Fist Theatre to Present 'Early Look' at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 1, 12/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the first installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part I (comprised of Mednick's Tirade For Three, Gary's Walk and Girl on a Bed) will be presented on December 4th, 5th and 6th at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in 2016.

BWW Interviews: RABBIT HOLE to Debut at The Black Box Arts Center
by Johnna Leary - Mar 12, 2015

This Friday, Rabbit Hole, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will debut at the recently opened Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, WV. Directed by Julie Bloomquist, Rabbit Hole tells the seemingly simple, yet emotionally complex story of individual family members all dealing with the death of a young child. Married couple Becca and Howie have lost their four year old son after he was accidentally hit by a car. The family struggles to cope with the loss as Becca's sister, Izzy, is currently pregnant and Becca's mother, Nat, attempts to comfort her daughters and hold the fragile family together.

BWW Interviews: REHEARSAL FOR MURDER at Apollo Civic Theater is NOT Your Typical Murder Mystery
by Johnna Leary - Nov 8, 2013

Most actors attending a read-thru of a play by a well-known playwright do not expect it to turn into a criminal investigation. However, in Rehearsal for Murder, opening on November 8 at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV, a routine read-thru turns into a determined inquest to find a killer and this murder mystery thriller does not contain most of the usual cliches one would expect.

BWW Interviews: REHEARSAL FOR MURDER at Apollo Civic Theater is NOT Your Typical Murder Mystery
by Johnna Leary - Nov 4, 2013

Most actors attending a read-thru of a play by a well-known playwright do not expect it to turn into a criminal investigation. However, in Rehearsal for Murder, opening on November 8 at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV, a routine read-thru turns into a determined inquest to find a killer and this murder mystery thriller does not contain most of the usual cliches one would expect.

PASSCAL's OUR TOWN Welcomes New Actors, Directors
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 11, 2013

The 75th Anniversary Production of OUR TOWN produced by Jonathan Kupper and PASSCAL (The Performing Arts Society of Southern California) has some changes to announce: Emma Berdie Donson will now serve as Director and Paul Flores as Assistant Director (both are also starring in the production).

Open Fist Theatre Opens THE GOOD THIEF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents THE GOOD THIEF, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Scott Paulin (Foote Notes, St. Nicholas) and starring Michael McGee. Mr. Paulin and Mr. McGee's previous collaboration on the McPherson play St. Nicholas was a critically-acclaimed endeavor at the Stephanie Feury Theatre. THE GOOD THIEF will open tonight, March 24 at 7pm and runs through Monday, April 29 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre to Open THE GOOD THIEF, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents THE GOOD THIEF, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Scott Paulin (Foote Notes, St. Nicholas) and starring Michael McGee. Mr. Paulin and Mr. McGee's previous collaboration on the McPherson play St. Nicholas was a critically-acclaimed endeavor at the Stephanie Feury Theatre. THE GOOD THIEF, will preview on St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17 at 7pm; Monday, March 18 at 8pm and will open on Sunday, March 24 at 7pm and runs through Monday, April 29 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

FOOTE NOTES at Open Fist Theatre Extends Again thruToday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company has announced that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending again through Today, February 23 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Extends FOOTE NOTES thru February 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending through Today, February 9 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

FOOTE NOTES at Open Fist Theatre Extends Again thru Feb 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company has announced that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending again through Saturday, February 23 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Extends FOOTE NOTES thru February 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending through Saturday, February 9 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Presents FOOTE NOTES, 11/2-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to present FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin whose previous directorial Foote offerings have been critically-acclaimed (Harrison, Texas, The Roads to Home, Getteng Frankie Married…and Afterwards). Mr. Paulin's previous collection of one-acts Harrison, TX just closed a sold-out run in New York. FOOTE NOTES, will preview on Friday, November 2, at 8pm; Today, November 3 at 8pm and Thursday, November 8 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 9 at 8pm and runs through Today, December 15 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Presents FOOTE NOTES, 11/2-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to present FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin whose previous directorial Foote offerings have been critically-acclaimed (Harrison, Texas, The Roads to Home, Getteng Frankie Married…and Afterwards). Mr. Paulin's previous collection of one-acts Harrison, TX just closed a sold-out run in New York. FOOTE NOTES, will preview today, November 2, at 8pm; Saturday, November 3 at 8pm and Thursday, November 8 at 8pm and will open today, November 9 at 8pm and runs through Saturday, December 15 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Presents FOOTE NOTES, 11/2-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to present FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin whose previous directorial Foote offerings have been critically-acclaimed (Harrison, Texas, The Roads to Home, Getteng Frankie Married…and Afterwards). Mr. Paulin's previous collection of one-acts Harrison, TX just closed a sold-out run in New York. FOOTE NOTES, will preview on Friday, November 2, at 8pm; Saturday, November 3 at 8pm and Thursday, November 8 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 9 at 8pm and runs through Saturday, December 15 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Whodoo Theatre Productions Presents LADY LIBERTY, Closes 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

Whodoo Theatre Productions will present the world premiere of 'Lady Liberty,' a new work by Los Angeles playwright Laura Richardson whose quirky comedy-dramas (and drama-comedies) have won critical acclaim and audience affection.

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