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Ms. Smith Goes to Washington is a part of The Fountain Theatre’s FemFest, a one-month long series of readings by/about Women.


Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson
JAN 12 – FEB 3 Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm

A darkly hilarious tour-de-force written by the most-produced playwright in America. A woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies — and how best to defy the danger that awaits. You’ll enjoy and be moved by this staged reading!


Ms. Smith Goes to Washington at LA City Hall
TH JAN 24 7:30

This very event! A dazzling one-night celebrity reading of the classic 1939 screenplay “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” reimagined with Smith as a woman. An idealistic newly-appointed female Senator finds herself fighting corruption in male-dominated Washington.

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Theatre Community Readings

Readings by, from, and about women in the LA theatre community. We open our stage up to our friends to share their experiences, stories, and hearts. Come see the world through the lens of a theatre artist in a variety of casual live theatre performances.