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Citizen – Extension

Final Fountain


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‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ extends at Fountain Theatre through Oct. 11

Claudia Rankine’s acclaimed book of poetry about race in America
brought to the stage by playwright Stephen Sachs, director Shirley Jo Finney

Citizen: An American Lyric
Extended through Oct. 11. A provocative meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image. Shirley Jo Finney directs the world premiere of Stephen Sachs’ stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America (winner, National Book Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Times Book Award, NAACP Image Award; PEN Open Book Award).

• Written by Claudia Rankine
• Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
• Directed by Shirley Jo Finney
• Starring Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Nikki Crawford, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Monae Michaell, Simone Missick, Lisa Pescia, Karen Malina White
• Produced by Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor
• Associate producer James Bennett
• Presented by The Fountain Theatre

Performances continue through Oct. 11:
Fridays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 ONLY
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 5, 12, 19. 26; Oct. 10 (dark Oct. 3)
Sundays at 3 p.m.: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11
Sundays at 7 p.m.: Sept. 6, 13, 27; Oct. 4, 11 (no 7 p.m. performance on Sept. 20)
Mondays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct, 5 (dark Sept. 7)

The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(Fountain at Normandie)

(323) 663-1525 or

• Premium Seats: $34.95 (VIP center section, includes 1 free beverage)
• Regular Seating: $30 (side sections)
• Seniors 65 or older: $27 (side sections)
• Students: $20 (valid ID required)
• RUSH: $15 (at the door, 15 mins prior to curtain, subject to availability)
Pay-What-You-Can every Monday night

Secure, on-site parking: $5