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Artist's rendering of Fountain Theatre's outdoor stage. (Courtesy of Fountain Theatre)

Fountain Theatre to Install Outdoor Stage

After receiving approval from the city, the Los Angeles theatre will install a stage in its parking lot, seating up to 84.

LOS ANGELES: The Fountain Theatre has announce that it has received approval from the city of Los Angeles to install a temporary outdoor stage to present live performances and other events during the pandemic.

“Pandemic permitting, we hope to open our first outdoor production by late spring or early summer,” said artistic director Stephen Sachs in a statement. “We’re planning an exciting Los Angeles premiere that dramatizes urgent social issues using the Fountain’s signature bold and theatrical approach.”

The outdoor stage will be installed in the theatre’s current parking lot, and the space will be able to accommodate 50 to 84 audience members. The seating area will feature seven rows of chairs spaced six feet apart and 12 high-top tables for audience members from the same “bubble” household.

“The most painful aspect of the past 10 months has been the separation from our patrons and the disconnection from our art form,” said Sachs in a statement. “Until our indoor theatre reopens, the outdoor stage will be a thrilling performance venue and a hub for our educational and community engagement programs. The outdoor stage will be the centerpiece as we reemerge in 2021. It galvanizes our vision moving forward.”

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