Venue Details

Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Darlene Jefferson
Red Velvet 125 events 86 reviews

Very strong performances! The 3 Actors worked your mind, the stage and your heart. The Fountain theater is a small theater so any seat is good. Nice staff and good production.

reviewed Jul 19 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Edger Germain
Red Velvet 495 events 80 reviews

Loved it so much I saw it twice. Incredible actors (and one is an amazing singer as well), very unique format, enthralling, dynamic, and can be taken on several levels, literally or figuratively. My friend and I talked about it all the way home,...continued

reviewed Aug 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from UVnLA
Red Velvet 132 events 51 reviews

Tarell Alvin McCraney is without question the finest playwright in America today, despite his long time spent toiling in the gray, musty gulag of Ivy League academia. Tarell, how on earth did you do that??!

His work is head and shoulders above...continued

reviewed Jun 20 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

  • “This is sure to be one of the season’s memorable productions … seamless physicality and dramatic urgency … intoxicating choreography … The muscular ensemble doesn’t let up for a moment.” —LA Weekly
  • “An atmosphere of mythic mystery suffuses Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s compelling drama about family, sacrifice, and deceit … Director Finney enacts the goings on with urgency and vigor, and the cast delivers ferociously intense and organic acting work … affecting both as a work of folklore and as a gritty commentary on the role of African Americans in contemporary American society.” —Stage and Cinema
  • “Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney boasts a rare talent: an utterly distinctive voice. He sounds like no one else, his cadences hearty and beautiful. I am in love with his voice, and in all likelihood you will feel the same way … Rhapsodic flights of poetically rhythmic language and compelling physical immediacy … It all works to splendid effect throughout under the absolutely attuned direction of Shirley Jo Finney.” —The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Shirley Jo Finney’s vibrant direction, the vivid choreography and songs, and the remarkable three-man cast make this intimate production richly theatrical.” —Los Angeles Times, Critic’s Pick


The performance is approximately one hour and 25 minutes, with no intermission.

This show contains strong language.

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