Fefu and Her Friends
Presented by Hollyhock House
A J.U.S.T. Toys Production in association with Circle X Theatre Co.
by María Irene Fornés
Directed by Kate Jopson
Performances: May 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 26-28 @ 8pm
Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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On a seemingly ordinary day in 1935, a group of women gather to plan a philanthropic fundraiser. The host Fefu is impulsive, unapologetic and boldly leads the women until Julia enters the picture. Once brilliant and fearless, Julia’s spirit was broken when a mysterious hunting accident left her paralyzed. Or did it? Featuring an international cast of women, Fornés’ 1977 play explores how subtle pressures work on women across the world to conform to an ideal of meekness and femininity.
About the Location: Hollyhock House was commissioned by Aline Barnsdall and designed by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1919-1921. Originally intended to be part of a avant-garde theatre complex, the project halted after the completion of the house. Barnsdall gifted the house to the City of Los Angeles in 1927. Hollyhock House underwent extensive renovations and the LA Department of Cultural Affairs re-opened it to the public in 2014. FEFU will be the first-ever theatre performance at the house, finally making Aline Barnsdall’s vision a reality.
Choreographer: Zsofi Nemes
Composer: Daniel Szabo
Costume Designer: Melanie Watnick
Props Designer: Lily Bartenstein
Lighting Consultant: Kristin Swift
Production Stage Manager: Deena Tovar
Producers: Josh Haroutunian, JR Bruce, Kate Jopson, Tunde Skovran, Julia Ubrankovics
This production is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.