PAST PLAYS


Before & After Micro Play

Before & After Micro Play

Written by Nicholas Pilapil
Directed by Miranda Stewart
Produced by JB² & The RDS Team
Starring Rosie Narasaki, Audrey Cain, Nasi Nassiri, Julian Yuen, Jose Picado, Kelsey Peterjohn

RDS Season 3 Champion
Staged Reading – 2 Nights ONLY
Thur April 6 8:00
Fri April 7 8:00


Bakersfield Mist (2016)

Bakersfield Mist (2016)

Written by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Produced by Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor
Starring Jenny O'Hara & Nick Ullett

Extended by popular demand!

Runs November 19 – Feb 26
Sat, & Mon @ 8:00
Sun @ 2:00


Fountain Theatre Rapid Dev Series

Fountain Theatre Rapid Dev Series

Produced by JB² & The RDS Team

ROUND 2 GROUP – Feb 16 8:00
Before and After by Nicholas Pilapil
vs
TIME OUT by Carla Frankenbach

 

 


2016 Year End Campaign

2016 Year End Campaign

It is the end of the year, and once again we ask you to help us continue to tell stories that reveal our common humanity; stories that, as Lionel says in Bakersfield Mist, have “the power to cure the heart, heal the spirit, save and uplift the soul.” Please include The Fountain Theatre in your tax-deductible year-end gifts for 2016. Your gifts help us mount the productions, pay our artists and literally keep the lights on.


Freddie

Freddie

Written by Deborah Lawlor
Directed by Frances Loy
Produced by Stephen Sachs, James Bennett
Starring Ottavio Taddei, Addie Doyle, Efé, Tanya Alexander, Chris Smith, Douglas Scott Sorenson, Michael Matthys, Christopher Nolen

THREE LIVE IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
Oct.  27 8pm
Oct. 28 8pm
Oct 29 8pm


Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll

Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll

Written by Stage Adaptation ­by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann, based on Tennessee Williams' screenplay
Directed by Simon Levy
Produced by Deborah Lawlor & Stephen Sachs
Starring Daniel Bess, Karen Kondazian, Lindsay LaVanchy, Steve Hofvendahl, George Roland

West Coast Premiere of a new stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ BABY DOLL.
RAVE REVIEWS!
EXTENDED through OCT 30!
Runs every Fri, Sat, & Mon @ 8:00
Sun at 2:00
PWYC Every Monday!


My Mañana Comes

My Mañana Comes

Written by Elizabeth Irwin
Directed by Armando Molina
Produced by Stephen Sachs
Starring Richard Azurdia, Pablo Castelblanco, Peter Pasco and Lawrence Stallings

Four busboys in the kitchen of an upscale restaurant learn the hard way how to deal with pay cuts that could jeopardize their dreams for a better life, their dignity and their friendship. Fast-paced, hip and funny, the play brings to colorful life the camaraderie, sharing of dreams, competition and traitorous backstabbing that climaxes with a powerful dramatic turn at the end.
Runs April 16 – June 13
Sat at 3 & 8
Sun at 3
PWYC Mondays at 8


TROY Micro Play

TROY Micro Play

Written by John Johnson
Directed by Miranda Stewart
Produced by The RDS Team
Starring Al Bernstein, Lisa Pescia, Whitney Montgomery, Christine Breihan, Dane Oliver

Come experience the premier realization of the FT:RDS Season 2 champion TROY.
June 23 & 24 8:00


GUEST PRODUCTION: Members of a Family

GUEST PRODUCTION: Members of a Family

Written by Joseph D'Aquino
Directed by Joseph D'Aquino
Produced by Joseph D'Aquino

Wed May 25 7pm
Thurs May 26 7pm
Free Admission


Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Written by Stephen Sachs (author of CITIZEN, BAKERSFIELD MIST, CYRANO, HEART SONG)
Directed by Cameron Watson (director of PICNIC, TOP GIRLS, COCK, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION)
Produced by Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor
Starring Elizabeth Frances & Brian Tichnell

Performances thru March 28
Sat 8 | Sun 3 | Mon 8


The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Written by Athol Fugard
Directed by Simon Levy
Produced by Stephen Sachs for the Fountain Theatre
Starring Gilbert Glenn Brown, Thomas Silcott, Philip Solomon, Suanne Spoke

West Coast Premiere of Athol Fugard’s new play
Oct 30 – Dec 14, 2015


Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric

Written by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney
Produced by Simon Levy for The Fountain Theatre
Starring Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick, Lisa Pescia

WORLD PREMIERE!

Citizen: An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine
adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
directed by Shirley Jo Finney
produced by Simon Levy


I And You

I And You

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Robin Larsen
Produced by Stephen Sachs, Deborah Lawlor
Starring Jennifer Finch and Matthew Hancock

Previews 4/2 – 4/10
Runs 4/11 – 6/21


Reborning

Reborning

Written by Zayd Dohrn
Directed by Simon Levy
Produced by Stephen Sachs and Deborah Lawlor
Starring Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp

January 21 – March 15, 2015


Broomstick

Broomstick

Written by John Biguenet
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Produced by Simon Levy
Starring Jenny O'Hara

EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 14TH!

$20 seats (Regular Seating Assigned by Box Office)

$34 seats (VIP Seating Center 3 Rows – plus Free Parking)

 


The Brothers Size

The Brothers Size

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney
Produced by Simon Levy
Starring Gilbert Glenn Brown, Matthew Hancock and Theo Perkins

May 30 – Sept 14


My Name Is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev

Written by Aaron Posner
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Starring Jason Karasev, Anna Khaja, Joel Polis

EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 18TH!
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm
Los Angeles Premiere. Adapted by Aaron Posner from the beloved, best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen) and set in post-war Brooklyn, the powerful story of a Jewish boy’s struggle to become an artist at any cost, against the will of his parents, community and tradition. A recent hit Off-Broadway. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the John Gassner Playwriting Award.

 


The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

Written by Larry Kramer
Directed by Simon Levy
Produced by Deborah Lawlor, Stephen Sachs

Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for `Best Revival of a Play`.

“The play must be seen by anyone who truly cares about the human condition.”
BroadwayWorld.com

EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15TH 2013!


Heart Song

Heart Song

Written by Stephen Sachs

Closed 8/25/13

Ovation Nomination – Best Season. Outstanding! -Los Feliz Ledger


On The Spectrum

On The Spectrum

Written by Ken LaZebnik

Closed 4/28/13

Ovation Nomination – Best Season. Rave! -The Hollywood Reporter


In The Red and Brown Water

In The Red and Brown Water

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Closed 2/24/13

Los Angeles Times: Best in Theater 2012 – Best of Los Angeles Theatre 2012


The Blue Iris

The Blue Iris

Written by Athol Fugard

Closed 9/16/12

2012 Ticketholder Awards (Runners-Up): Top 10 Play Productions, Best Actor, Best Playwright


Cyrano

Cyrano

Written by Stephen Sachs

Closed 7/29/12

LA Stage Times: Highlights of 2012 Theater. L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards : Best Production


El Nogalar

El Nogalar

Written by Tanya Saracho

Closed 3/11/12

RAVE! -LA Times. Critic’s Pick! 5 Stars! – BroadwayWorld.com


Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist

Written by Stephen Sachs

Closed 12/18/11

LA Weekly: Top 10 Theatre Experiences, 2011. StageSceneLA: Best New Plays 2010-2011


A House Not Meant to Stand

A House Not Meant to Stand

Written by Tennessee Williams

Closed 5/22/11

2011 Ticketholder Awards (Runners-Up): Best Production. StageSceneLA: Outstanding Production/Comedy


The Train Driver

The Train Driver

Written by Athol Fugard

Closed 1/30/11

StageandCinema.com: Best of 2010. StageHappenings.com: Top Productions 2010.


Opus

Opus

Written by Michael Hollinger

Closed 9/26/10

Back Stage Garland Awards: Best Production. LADCC Awards nominations: Best Production.


The Ballad of Emmett Till

The Ballad of Emmett Till

Written by Ifa Bayeza

Closed 5/30/10

OVATION Awards: Best Production. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards: Best Production.


Shining City

Shining City

Written by Conor McPherson

Closed 12/19/09

LA Times: Top 10 Production of 2009. LA Weekly Awards: Revival Production of the Year.


Coming Home

Coming Home

Written by Athol Fugard

Closed 8/29/09

NAACP Award Nominations: Best Production. 2009 OVATION Nominations: Best Production.


The Accomplices (@ The Odyssey)

The Accomplices (@ The Odyssey)

Closed 6/14/09


Photograph 51

Photograph 51

Written by Anna Ziegler

Closed 5/31/09

StageSceneLA.com Awards: Best Production. Back Stage Critic’s List: Best Production.


Gem of the Ocean

Gem of the Ocean

Written by August Wilson

Closed 2/22/09

LADCC Awards: Production of the Year, Director, Actor


The Accomplices

The Accomplices

Written by August Wilson

Closed 9/14/08

LADCC Awards: Production of the Year, Director, Actor


And her Hair Went With her

And her Hair Went With her

Written by Zina Camblin

Closed 6/15/08

RAVE! -LA Times. Critics Pick! -Back Stage West. GO! LA Weekly.


Victory

Victory

Written by Athol Fugard

Closed 3/23/08

LA Times: Best of 2008. 2008 Ticketholder Awards: runner-up Best Production.


The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Written by Tennessee Williams

Closed 11/18/07

Winner 2008 Back Stage West Garland Award for Direction. Nominated for 2 L.A. Weeky Awards.


Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Written by Adriana Sevan

Closed 8/27/07

Critics Pick! -Back Stage West. Critics Pick! -San Diego Union Tribune


Sojourn at Ararat

Sojourn at Ararat

Written by Gerald Papasian and Nora Armani

Closed 7/29/07

Pick of the Week! -LA Weekly


Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Written by August Strindberg

Closed 5/6/07

Selected: 50 Best Productions of 2007, LA City Beat. OVATION Award for Supporting Actress.


Master Class Revival

Master Class Revival

Closed 1/7/07


Taxi To Jannah

Taxi To Jannah

Written by Mark Sickman

Closed 12/6/06

An excellent cast and an impressive production! -The Hollywood Reporter


The Gimmick

The Gimmick

Written by Dael Orlandersmith

Closed 10/1/06

Winner of the L.A. OVATION Award for Best Solo Performance. Critics Choice -LA Times.


Little Armenia

Little Armenia

Written by Lory Bedikian, Aram Kouyoumdjian, & Shahe Mankerian

Closed 9/3/06

Critics Choice! -CityBeat. Insightful! Appealing! -LA Weekly


Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Written by August Wilson

Closed 7/21/06

L.A. OVATION Awards: Best Production and Best Director. Winner of 2 NAACP Awards.


What I Heard About Iraq

What I Heard About Iraq

Written by Simon Levy

Closed 1/28/06

ReviewPlays.com Best of 2006: Runner-up, Best Director. 2005 Entertainment Today Ticketholder Awards Runners-Up: Top Plays of 2005


Acts of Desire

Acts of Desire

Written by Yussef El Guindi

Closed 12/18/05

Reccomended! -LA Times. Critics Choice -Back Stage West.


Yellow Man

Yellow Man

Written by Dael Orlandersmith

Closed 8/28/05

LADCC Awards: Best Production. L.A. Weekly Awards: Production of the Year.


Master Class

Master Class

Written by Terrence McNally

Closed 7/25/04

LA Ovation Award: Production of the Year. Beverly Hills Outlook Theatre Award: Stage Actress of the Year


Daisy in the Dreamtime

Daisy in the Dreamtime

Written by Lynne Kaufman

Closed 5/23/04

Back Stage West Honorable Mention: Best Production. Beverly Hills Outlook Theatre Awards: Top Five Stage Productions of the Year