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Natural Shocks
by Lauren Gunderson
Staged Reading

The Fountain Theatre is proud to partner with the Echo Theatre Company and Rogue Machine Theatre to bring their unique artistic visions, backgrounds, and skills to bring an incredible breadth of performance to this powerful, timely play.

Jan 12 – Feb 3.
Sat at 8, Sun at 2.
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Martyr of Moscow
by Stephanie Satie

A reading of the timely and troubling new play by writer/performer Stephanie Satie (Silent Witnesses) about murdered Soviet journalist Anna Politkovskaya and the impossible price one pays for telling the truth.

Sunday, Jan 20. 7 pm
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Written by Lewis R. Foster
Screenplay: Sidney Buchman, Myles Connolly
Adapted by Stephen Sachs

A dazzling one-night celebrity reading of the classic 1939 screenplay “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” reimagined with Smith as a woman. An idealistic newly-appointed female Senator finds herself fighting corruption in male-dominated Washington. Starring Joshua Malina (The West Wing, Scandal), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Jeff Perry (Scandal) and more to be announced.

Thursday, Jan 24
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Body Beautiful
by Leigh Curran

Thayer, a psychotherapist, and Emma, a massage therapist, met in college, married and divorced in their mid-thirties when Thayer realized he was gay. Over time they became best friends. The play begins when they are 70 and single and decide to move back in together to see each other through their old age. Emma has never really fallen out of love with Thayer but she does her best to hide it until Thayer and one of his patients, Noel, a Mexican-American transman fall in love throwing sexual orientation, gender identity and true love into question for all concerned.

Saturday Jan 26 2 pm
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The Last Night of Schererazade
by Paula Cizmar

A modern-day retelling of the Scheherazade story that takes on domestic violence; it’s about a young librarian who deals with her husband’s PTSD by escaping into stories; of course, she can’t escape forever as he gets more and more unhinged.

Weds. Jan 30
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Little Theatre
by Justin Tanner

A reading of a new play by award-winning playwright Justin Tanner (Pot Mom, Voice Lessons, El Niño) about the scene in the ’90s, and about his sometimes prickly relationship with Cast Theatre artistic director Diana Gibson, who produced ten of his world premieres. (Gibson would later join the Fountain staff, where she was the subscriptions director for 15 years until her death in 2014.)

Sat. Feb 2 2pm
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ThisStageLA – Press Release & Video – January 17, 2019