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Human Interest Story


Human Interest Story

Written by Stephen Sachs (author of Bakersfield Mist)
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Produced by Simon Levy, James Bennett, Deborah Culver
Starring Tanya Alexander, Richard Azurdia, Aleisha Force, James Harper, Matt Kirkwood, Rob Nagle, Tarina Pouncy

Feb 15 – April 5, 2020

RAVE!Theatre Notes – “A PLAY FOR OUR TIMESAN ENSEMBLE CAST OF PROTEAN ACTORS… Playwright/director Stephen Sachs keeps the action brisk, while allowing for moments of emotional confusion [with] multiple complications that rocket the action into unexpected heights… The Fountain Theatre has pulled out all the stops.” — Paul Myrvold

World Premiere – Newspaper columnist Andy Kramer is laid off when a corporate takeover downsizes the City Chronicle. In retaliation, Andy fabricates a letter to his column from an imaginary homeless woman named “Jane Doe” who announces she will kill herself on the 4th of July because of the heartless state of the world. When the letter goes viral, Andy is forced to hire a homeless woman to stand-in as the fictitious Jane Doe. She becomes an overnight internet sensation and a national women’s movement is ignited.


Tickets on sale now. (NO SHOWS on Friday February 21st; Saturday February 22nd, 2pm; and Monday, March 23rd)


For more information, please contact: France-Luce Benson, 323-663-1525 x.306,

March 1st, 4:30 – Post-show discussion with the cast and playwright/director.

March 8th, 1pm – Pre-show – Meet the Artist: Stuart Perlman, whose Faces of Homelessness portrait project has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles, covered on Public Radio (KPCC), and featured the Los Angeles Times. His art be on display at The Fountain for the duration of the run.

March 15th, 4:30pm – Post-show discussion with Advocates of L.A.’s Homeless Community, featuring Panelists Anthony Conley of Covenant House; and John Billingsley of Hollywood Food Coalition.

March 22nd, 4:30pm – Post-show discussion: The Future of Journalism in America – Panelists TBD

March 29th, 5pm Sunday Supper at The Center in Hollywood – 6636 Selma AveJoin us at The Center in Hollywood where the Fountain will host one of their monthly “Supper Sunday” dinners. Following the performance, we will head to The Center where we will prepare (or purchase), serve, set up, and clean up after a meal. The most important aspect of Supper Sunday is that WE will dine WITH the individuals we are serving. Sharing a meal is a beautiful opportunity for the housed and unhoused members of our community to gain greater understanding, empathy, and connection. If you wish to participate, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator:

Feb 12th – April 5th: Donation Drive for our Homeless Community Members
Throughout the run of Human Interest Story the Fountain will accept donations to be distributed to various Homeless Organizations in our community; including:
Covenant House
Hollywood Food Coalition
K Town for All
LGBT Center
The Center in Hollywood

Items most needed are:
(toilet paper; wet wipes; toothpaste/toothbrushes; mouthwash; body wash)
Feminine products (sanitary pads, tampons)
Gently Used Clothing (especially winter clothing, socks, shoes)
Men’s and Women’s Underwear
(new, all sizes)

Bins will be set up in front of the theatre before the show (7-8pm; 1-2pm) and collected items will be distributed on a weekly basis to a variety of organizations. You need not have a ticket to the show to bring donations. All are welcome!

Human Interest Story


Producing Underwriters: Peter Glenville Foundation – David & Mary Jo Volk – Laurel & Robert Silton – Lois Tandy – Toby & Daniel Bernstein

Creative/Production Team: Stephen Sachs, Playwright/Director (author of Bakersfield Mist); Matthew Hill, Video/Sets; Jennifer Edwards, Lights; Peter Bayne, Original Music/Sound; Shon Le Blanc, Costumes; Diahann McCrary, Photography Hair/Makeup; Michael Allen Angel, Props; Scott Tuomey, Technical Director; Emily Lehrer, Production Stage Manager; Nura Ferdowsi, Asst. Stage Manager


BroadwayWorld – World Premiere Announcement – February 17, 2020

Gia On The Move – Interview w/Stephen Sachs – January 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld – Interview with Rob Nagle – January 28, 2020

BroadwayWorld – Press Release – January 13, 2020

Larchmont Buzz – Announcement – January 3, 2020

BroadwayWorld – Cast Announcement – December 11, 2019

Human Interest Story cast announced.