LOS ANGELES -- The Fountain Theatre kicks off its two-month Growing Up Jewish Festival, Oct. 9, with a trilogy of Israel Horovitz full-length plays. Directed by Hope Alexander-Willis, the plays include Today I Am a Fountain Pen, A Rosen by Any Other Name and The Chopin Playoffs.
The production reunites the creative team responsible for two of the biggest hits in the history of the Fountain Theatre, Fighting Over Beverly, winner of multi-1997 theatre awards, and Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, which ran for an unprecedented six months at the Fountain Theatre in 1995.
The acting ensemble for the trilogy includes Steven Amato, T. Henry Amitai, Sharon Bart, Ben Diskin, Max Freedman, Barry Kramer, Gabriel Luque, David Mendenhall, Susan Merson, Jacqueline Schultz and Time Winters.
Through Dec. 6 at the Fountain, 5060 Fountain Ave. Tickets are $20 for each play; $50 package of three. For reservations and performance schedules call (213) 663-1525.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent