The Hollywood Arts Council announced a record fundraising haul as it looks to keep actors on stage in the cradle of the entertainment industry.
Open Fist Theatre Company
Hollywood theaters need to act fast if they’re going to keep a foothold in a neighborhood of Los Angeles that’s experiencing a renaissance of development.
Two experienced L.A. theater companies are now homeless after massive increases in their rents left them unable to afford their theaters, while others admit they would struggle to hang on if their landlords jacked up the price.
Open Fist Theatre Company’s account of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie,” a one-act dating to the early 1940s that was first staged after the playwright’s death, is spare but compelling.
Open Fist Theatre Company pairs two Horton Foote one-acts to create “Foote Notes,” and these intimate, flavorful works get a powerful, on-target staging from director Scott Paulin.