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Jan 27: Celebrity reading of ‘All the President’s Men’ set for L.A. City Hall


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Fountain Theatre, City of LA,West WingandScandalalum band

together to support free press with celebrity reading of

All The President’s Men

 

Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, Jeff Perry,

Ed Begley, Jr. and Joe Morton head cast at City Hall on Jan. 27

 

“Nothing’s riding on this except the First Amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future

of the country.” — Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as portrayed by Jason Robards in ‘All The President’s Men’
 

LOS ANGELES (REVISED Jan. 12, 2018) — Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out, The West Wing), Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing), Jeff Perry (Scandal, Nash Bridges), Ed Begley, Jr. (Future Man, St. Elsewhere, The West Wing) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Proof) will head the cast of a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All The President’s Men, presented by the award-winning Fountain Theatre in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and with exclusive permission from Warner Bros Entertainment and Simon & Schuster. The free event will be hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. A catered reception will follow in the City Hall Rotunda.

Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film All The President’s Men tells the story of their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.

“This high-profile reading will be a statement asserting the First Amendment, advocating freedom of the press and honoring the tenacity of American journalism in a free society,” says Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs, who will direct the reading. “As the current administration is under investigation, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear. Reporters from The New York Times and Washington Post have been heroes, warriors for our democracy, as they were forty-five years ago.”

According to Councilmember O’Farrell, “All the President’s Men is a reminder of the parallels between Richard Nixon and the corruption that brought his presidency to an end and the current state of corruption overshadowing the Donald Trump administration. I want to thank the Fountain Theatre for producing this live reading, which underscores the importance of art in its many forms that can illuminate the conditions that affect us as a nation and as a society.”

Adds Sachs “We are profoundly grateful to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office and the City of Los Angeles for taking the extraordinary and unprecedented action of hosting the reading at Los Angeles City Hall, in the City Council Chamber, as a sign of solidarity. I am very proud of our city.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club, which exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California with the belief that a free press is crucial to a free society. Although admission to the reading is free of charge, any voluntary donations will support, in part, the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press.

The Fountain Theatre is one of the most successful intimate theaters in Los Angeles, providing a creative home for multi-ethnic theater and dance artists. The Fountain has won over 225 awards, and Fountain projects have been seen across the U.S. and internationally. Recent highlights include being honored for its acclaimed 25th Anniversary Season in 2015 by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council; the inclusion of the Fountain’s Citizen: An American Lyric in Center Theatre Group’s Block Party at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The Fountain’s most recent production, the world premiere of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, ran for five months and was named “L.A. hottest ticket” by the Los Angeles Times.

All The President’s Men takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340 of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Admission is free; however, seating is extremely limited. Please go to www.FountainFreePress.com or email freepress@fountaintheatre.com to inquire about reservations. Due to high security at the venue, no walk-ups will be permitted.

 

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All The President’s Men
 

WHAT:
Celebrity reading of All The President’s Men Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out, The West Wing), Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing), Jeff Perry (Scandal, Nash Bridges), Ed Begley, Jr. (Future Man, St. Elsewhere, The West Wing) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Proof) head the cast of a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All The President’s Men, presented by the award-winning Fountain Theatre in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and with exclusive permission from Warner Bros Entertainment and Simon & Schuster. The free event will be hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall. Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film All The President’s Men tells the story of their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. As the Trump administration is investigated for obstruction of justice, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear.

WHO:
• Written by William Goldman
• Directed by Stephen Sachs
• Composer/Sound Designer Peter Bayne
• Starring Bradley Whitford as Bob Woodward, Joshua Malina as Carl Bernstein, Jeff Perry as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, Richard Schiff as local news editor Harry Rosenfeld, Ed Begley, Jr. as managing editor Howard Simons and Joe Morton as Deep Throat
• Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
• Presented by The Fountain Theatre and the City of Los Angeles with special permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and Simon & Schuster and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club

WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
John Ferraro Council Chamber
Room 340
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

HOW:
www.FountainFreePress.com or (323) 663-1525
• Seating is extremely limited
• Please go to www.FountainFreePress.com or email freepress@fountaintheatre.com to inquire about reservations
Due to high security at the venue, no walk-ups will be permitted

TICKET PRICE:
FREE
• Donations will support the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press.
 

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