Beginning June 24, actress Victoria Platt will play the role of Gloria, joining actor Bo Foxworth in the Fountain Theatre’s production of “Building the Wall” by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. “Building the Wall” opened at the Fountain in March, where it was the first in a series of productions taking place across the U.S. as part of a National New Plays Network Rolling World Premiere. The Fountain recently announced an extension through Aug. 27.
Schenkkan penned “Building the Wall” last November, a week before the election, in what he describes as a “white-hot fury.” In the play, which is set in 2019, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a college professor interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.
The Fountain production, directed by Michael Michetti, has been called “L.A.’s Hottest Ticket” by the Los Angeles Times, which characterized the play as “terrifyingly plausible.”
Platt previously appeared at the Fountain as Roxy in the world premiere of “Cyrano” by Stephen Sachs. She also recently starred in “The Gleaner,” a film with Angus MacFadyen directed by Harry Lennix, and she can be seen later this summer in the sci-fi apocalyptic film “Eruption: LA” and on Marlon Wayan’s new sitcom “Marlon.”
“Building the Wall” continues at the Fountain through Aug. 27, with performances on Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. (dark July 1, July 2 and July 3). There will be additional performances on four Fridays at 8 p.m., on July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, and Aug. 25. Tickets range from $20–$40; every Monday is Pay-What-You-Want.
The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Ave. (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.