Venue Details

175 Star Starred
Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-1525
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$5 lot adjacent to theater or street parking in residential neighborhood
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Reviews & Ratings

59 ratings
4.8 average rating
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108 events
36 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 24 2005

Words cannot discribe this play. It is as good or better than anything that I have seen in any theatre anywhere. It is a significant "must see" event.

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108 events
36 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 18 2005

WOW. This is one of the most thought provoking events on stage. It is more than entertainment, it is a view of a segment of African-American society that is simply not discussed with those outside of it. It is a must see event.... THANK...continued

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55 events
14 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 31 2005

BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES. STUNNING. GORGEOUS. GORGEOUS!

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Quotes & Highlights

Critic’s Choice! “Pitch perfect! Poetically charged! There’s not a weak link in this formidable production. Butler and Henry are simply virtuosic. Perfectly focused and poignant, their performances are indelible.” —L.A. Times
“A riveting, thoughtful and touching exploration of racism…wonderfully well-performed…Shirley Jo Finney’s adroit/savvy direction captures every one of the play’s shifts and nuances…Outstanding and compelling actors.” —Hollywood Reporter
“This production definitely has strong legs to move up to a midsize equity house!…A hypnotic, undulating theatrical tone poem.” —Variety

Description

Yellowman

is a celebration of language and the human sprit. It’s an exquisite and provacative exploration of racism within the Black community.

Alma, a dark-skinned African-American woman, and her childhood friend Eugene, a light skinned African-American man, have been life-long friends — yet when their friendship turns to love, the different colors of their skin raise obstacles that become insurmountable.

Are we on the inside what we appear to be on the outside? Are we ultimately victims of the biases and prejudices of our parents, our community, no matter what color our skin?