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Natural Shocks – Press Release



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Fountain Theatre kicks off 2019 with ‘Fem Fest’ reading series

First up: Fountain joins forces with other L.A. companies to
stage readings of Lauren Gunderson’s
Natural Shocks

Natural Shocks The Fountain Theatre kicks off 2019 with its “Fem Fest” reading series. First up: Lauren Gunderson’s provocative Natural Shocks gets four weeks of staged readings at the Fountain, each weekend spearheaded by a different theater company. In addition to the Fountain, Rogue Machine, Echo Theater Company and Lower Depths Theatre Ensemble will cast performances of this darkly hilarious tour-de-force by the most-produced playwright in America. Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy, Natural Shocks bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. All of the readings will be directed by Ebony Repertory Theatre associate artistic director Andi Chapman.

• Written by Lauren Gunderson
• Directed by Andi Chapman
• Featuring a different set of actors each week, cast by the Fountain Theatre, Rogue Machine,  Echo Theater Company and Lower Depths Theatre Ensemble
• Presented by The Fountain Theatre

Jan. 12 –Feb. 3:

 Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 12 (Fountain), Jan. 19 (Rogue Machine), Jan. 26 (Echo), Feb. 2 (Lower Depth)
 Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 13 (Fountain), Jan. 20 (Rogue Machine), Jan. 27 (Echo), Feb. 3 (Lower Depths)

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