Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre

The actual “cost of living” can take on many forms—physical, emotional, financial. In Cost of Living, Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play now in its west coast premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, two very different relationships between people with disabilities and their caregivers are examined through a universal lens of privilege, loneliness, … More Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: Arrival & Departure at the Fountain Theatre

Sometimes it’s the most seemingly random interactions that go on to have the greatest impact on our lives. This is the topic explored in Arrival & Departure, a play written and directed by Stephen Sachs and inspired by the 1945 film Brief Encounter. Now in its world premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, … More Theater Review: Arrival & Departure at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre

Reuven and Danny spend their childhoods living five blocks apart, but only meet for the first time as teenagers when a contentious baseball game ends with one of them in the hospital. This sets the scene for The Chosen, adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok based on Potok’s 1967 novel of … More Theater Review: The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: Runaway Home at the Fountain Theatre

How do you rebuild after a tragedy changes everything? This question is one of many posed in Runaway Home, a play by Jeremy J. Kamps currently in its world premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. Set in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood of New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina, this beautifully written, … More Theater Review: Runaway Home at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: Building the Wall at the Fountain Theatre

When you enter the Fountain Theatre to see Building the Wall, the set that greets you is simple. A classic interrogation room of sorts—a table with a pitcher of water and two glasses on it, two chairs, and a mirror. A mirror that hangs in such a way so if you are seated in the center … More Theater Review: Building the Wall at the Fountain Theatre