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Monday, July 24, 2023

Fountain Theatre brings cops and kids together for life-changing program ‘Walking the Beat’ by Fountaintheatre

“Critical hope is needed.” Walking the Beat, the Fountain Theatre’s innovative community-building program that sees cops and kids working together to create theater, presents two fr…

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Actor Tim Cummings discusses, signs his debut YA novel, Alice the Cat, at the Fountain on June 27 by Fountaintheatre

by Terri Roberts Fountain audiences know Tim Cummings as an impassioned actor who brings gritty depth and honesty to every role he undertakes. From his searing work as political activist Ned…

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Friday, June 16, 2023

After 40 years, ‘Bluefish Cove’ is a haven at Fountain Theatre once again by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs “Isn’t that the theatre where they did Last Summer at Bluefish Cove?” It was 1990, and I heard that a lot. My business partner, Deborah Lawlor, and I had just acquired…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Meet Hannah Wolf, director of ‘Last Summer at Bluefish Cove’ by Fountaintheatre

Check out this short new video of Hannah Wolf, fabulous director of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, as she discusses how love and friendship are core themes of this iconic, funny, and poignant…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Watch the magic happen! Set for Bluefish Cove is loaded onto the Outdoor Stage by Fountaintheatre

While the cast of our summer production, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, have been hard at work rehearsing, Sets-to-Go has been hard at work building the incredible set designed by our fabulou…

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Meet the Cast of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Fountaintheatre

Set in 1974, a group of queer women spend their summers together in a remote oceanfront town on Long Island. Their lesbian enclave is disrupted when Eva, a naïve straight woman recently sep…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove Opens June 17 on the Fountain’s Outdoor Stage by Fountaintheatre

Welcome to Bluefish Cove. The Fountain Theatre will transform the parking lot surrounding the set on its outdoor stage to create an oceanfront experience for its 40th-anniversary production …

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Fountain Theatre co-founder Deborah Lawlor passes away at 83. by Fountaintheatre

Fountain Theatre co-founder Deborah Lawlor passed away Tuesday, May 2, at the age of 83. After graduating from Bennington College, Lawlor’s extraordinary career began in the ’60s as a da…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Now Casting: 40th Anniversary production of landmark play “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now casting for all roles in its 40th Anniversary production of Jane Chambers’ landmark play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. The play ran for two sold-out years at t…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

High school students enjoy special performances of The Lifespan of a Fact by Fountaintheatre

By Terri Roberts Earlier this month, eager students and their chaperones from three area high schools visited the Fountain Theatre for specially arranged morning performances of our current …

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Intermezzo: Chamber Music at the Fountain Theatre launches on March 16 by Fountaintheatre

This Thursday, March 16, the Fountain Theatre launches another new entry in its celebrated lineup of dance and music offerings. Intermezzo: Chamber Music at the Fountain is a bi-monthly seri…

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Monday, February 13, 2023

France-Luce Benson honored for arts education program, Fountain Voices by Fountaintheatre

France-Luce Benson has been honored by the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly the Actors Fund) with the 2023 Teaching Artist Award for Innovative Curriculum. France-Luce was recognized f…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Interview: Fountain Theatre’s Simon Levy Shares His LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Fountaintheatre

The following interview with The Lifespan of a Fact director Simon Levy originally appeared on on Feb. 7, 2023. Written by Gil Kaan. The Fountain Theatre west coast premie…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Fountain Theatre welcomes journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan to its Board of Directors by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased and honored to welcome award-winning journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan to its Board of Directors. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ms. Kaplan brings a longtime pass…

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How ‘Lifespan of a Fact’ grew from a compelling book to a funny and timely stage play by Fountaintheatre

by Thomas Floyd When Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell set out to adapt the 2012 book “The Lifespan of a Fact” for the Broadway stage, the longtime creative partners thought they were tac…

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

West Coast premiere of ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’explores truth in journalism at the Fountain by Fountaintheatre

What happens when telling the truth gets in the way of a good story? The Fountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of the Broadway hit play, The Lifespan of a Fact, by Jeremy Kareken…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2022: What a year at the Fountain. See for yourself. by Fountaintheatre

2022 was filled with acclaimed productions of plays, jazz concerts, and arts education programs. Take a look!

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

How one woman shows us that our lives do not end by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs Lois Tandy may have been in her nineties, but she could be shrewd and mischievous. In the many years I knew her, and Lois was a Fountain friend and supporter for over a deca…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Coming out of our caves to be together again by Fountaintheatre

by Stephen Sachs When I was eighteen, I saw Anthony Hopkins onstage as Dr. Martin Dysart in Equus at the Huntington Hartford Theatre on Vine Street in Hollywood. A section of the audience wa…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Fountain Theatre gives women a voice with free readings of ‘My Body, No Choice’ Nov 2 & 3 by Fountaintheatre

Performance on Nov. 3 will be live-streamed Following last summer’s triumphant readings of Lisa Loomer’s Roe and with the midterm elections upon us, The Fountain Theatre once again jumps…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Fountain Theatre welcomes Sherrick O’Quinn as Theatre Education Manager by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to add Sherrick O’Quinn to its staff as Theatre Education Manager. In the newly-created position, Mr. O’Quinn is responsible for cultivating and strengthe…

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Back by popular demand, Fountain Theatre’s hit production ‘If I Forget’ extends to Dec. 18  by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre’s hit production of If I Forget, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hanson) and directed by Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander (…

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Fountain Theatre to livestream final ‘hyper-staged’ reading of ‘Roe’ as free, public service by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre will live stream the final performance of Roe by Lisa Loomer on Sunday, July 10 beginning at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. The event will be made available free of charge as a p…

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Fountain Theatre earns 9 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nominations for excellence in 2020/21 by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre earned nine award nominations from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for excellence in 2020/21, it was announced yesterday. The Fountain’s Los Angeles premiere of A…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022

NOW CASTING: Child actress to play ten-year-old Emily in staged reading of “Roe” on Outdoor Stage by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is seeking a skilled young actress for the role of Emily in the fast-moving staged reading of ROE by Lisa Loomer. Vanessa Stalling directes the large cast in ten public …

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Last chance! The Fountain Theatre’s hit world premiere production, Detained, to close on May 15 by Fountaintheatre

After a long list of rave reviews and a successful run of nearly three months, the Fountain Theatre’s world premiere production of the gripping docudrama, Detained, comes to an end on Sund…

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Monday, April 11, 2022

NOW CASTING: L.A. Premiere of “If I Forget” on Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage directed by Jason Alexander by Fountaintheatre

The Fountain Theatre is now casting the Los Angeles Premiere of Steven Levenson’s funny and poignant play, IF I FORGET, directed by Jason Alexander (TV’s Seinfeld). Steven Levenson is th…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Happy Birthday, Fountain Theatre! by Fountaintheatre

Thirty-two years of enriching and changing lives, seventy-eight seats at a time.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Fountain Theatre’s audio play Numbered Days, a moving, true love story, launches today by Fountaintheatre

Being Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to being swept away by the love and healing powers of music and the written word in Numbered Days, the true-life love story of two passionate artists …

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

World Premiere of “Detained” opens Feb. 19 on the Fountain Theatre’s indoor stage by Fountaintheatre

How do families stay together, even when they are kept apart? The Fountain Theatre presents a gripping new docudrama, a compilation of true stories that explores the rippling impact of mass …

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