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Written by William Goldman
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Produced by The Fountain Theatre and the City of Los Angeles with special permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and Simon & Schuster
Starring Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, Ed Begley, Jr., Jeff Perry, Joe Morton
“Nothing’s riding on this except the First Amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country.” — Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as portrayed by Jason Robards in ‘All The President’s Men’
Witnessing the ever present danger to our free press from the Trump Administration, Stephen Sachs, Co-Artistic Director of The Fountain Theatre, felt it was important to make some noise. Passionate about producing theatre that has the potential to create social justice, The Fountain Theatre decided to produce a one-night, celebrity reading of the screenplay of “All The President’s Men”.
After obtaining permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Simon and Schuster, the Fountain Theatre partnered with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office and the City of Los Angeles, who were excited to jump on board and host the reading in the Los Angeles City Council Chambers at City Hall
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell said, “All the President’s Men” is a reminder of the parallels between Richard Nixon and the corruption that brought his presidency to an end, and the current state of corruption overshadowing the Donald Trump administration. I want to thank the Fountain Theatre for producing this live reading, which underscores the importance of art in its many forms that can illuminate the conditions that affect us as a nation and as a society.”
“As the current administration is under investigation, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear. Reporters from The New York Times and Washington Post have been heroes, warriors for our democracy, as they were forty-five years ago.” Stephen Sachs.
Make a public statement about the necessity of a Free Press
Celebrate the First Amendment
Honor the heroism of American Journalism.
Saturday, Jan. 27
Doors open: 6:15pm
Red Carpet/Photo Op 6:30pm
Chamber opens 6:45pm
Reading begins 7:30 p.m. sharp
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Can’t make it to the event but want to support the free press? Donations to this project will support, in part, the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.
To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.
It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.
It is the mission of the Society of Professional Journalists:
— To promote this flow of information.
— To maintain constant vigilance in protection of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
— To stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism.
— To foster excellence among journalists.
— To inspire successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.
— To encourage diversity in journalism.
— To be the pre-eminent, broad-based membership organization for journalists.
— To encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.
Learn more about the SPJ here.