Embridge - Jane Austen Meets Oscar Wilde in World Premiere

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Fri Dec 13, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 14, 8:00pm
Sun Dec 15, 2:00pm

Embridge
by Kathryn Farren, directed by Margaret Schugt
Nov 21 – Dec 15

In Victorian-era England, love cynic Mabel Martin moves to an enchanting country estate with her eccentric family and meddling servants. But her doubts about love become tested when a charming man offers to help save her sister from a disastrous arranged marriage.

Cast: Kathryn Farren, Daniel Gallai, Shirley Hatton*, Ryan Knight, Corrinne Mica, Brian O’Sullivan, Jamie Pierce*, James Rice, Don Schlossman, Annie Vest
*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Performance Dates:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 8PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 8PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019 8PM
Sunday, November 24, 2019 2PM (*Talkback performance with Q&A after the show)
Friday, November 29, 2019 8PM
Saturday, November 30, 2019 8PM
Friday, December 6, 2019 8PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 8PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019 2PM
Friday, December 13, 2019 8PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 8PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 2PM

Regular Performance Times:
Thursday November 21, 8:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, November 22 through December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays November 24*, December 8, and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
*Talkback performance, with access to the actors and creative team

Prices:
$28 regular
$26 seniors
$24 opening night (November 21, 8pm)
$15 25-and-under with code “Hipster”

Little Fish Theatre
San Pedro’s Arts District
777 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Ticket Range: $15 - $28
Discounts for Patrons 25 and under ($15)
Prices above do not include a $1 ticket service fee
Box Office: 310.512.6030

Reviews

Shari Barrett

After starting to write her play EMBRIDGE when a high school teenager, Kathryn Farren is beyond excited to be in the world premiere of her own play, now onstage at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through December 15, directed with finesse and attention to detail by Margaret Schugt on Tristan Griffin's lovely drawing room set. A fan of the romantic but put-upon-by-tradition women in Jane Austen novels and the witty men created by Oscar Wilde, Ms. Farren has successfully woven those elements together in Victorian-era England with a modern perspective on female equality, the importance of family, standing in one's own truth, and the power of love to overcome fear and hatred.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

I am continually amazed by Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. This ambitious company again and again puts up shows of quality and excellence both in production and performance. There may be a show now and then that doesn’t quite hit the mark, but for the most part, I have seen great revivals of classic comedies and dramas, as well as newer, contemporary works. The latest Little Fish offering, Embridge, is doubly unique. Written by company member Kathryn Farren, this romantic comedy is set in a great house in Victorian England sometime after the American Civil War. Ms. Farren also takes the lead role of Mabel Martin, a Hepburn-esque beauty and protofeminist who is not immune to the lures of romance. As playwright, Ms. Farren successfully creates a fusion in styles of her two favorite authors, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde, while juggling three romantic pairings.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Aptly billed as “Jane Austen Meets Oscar Wilde” and a scrumptious treat to boot, Kathryn Farren’s enchanting Embridge does both Jane and Oscar proud.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

After starting to write her play EMBRIDGE when a high school teenager, Kathryn Farren is beyond excited to be in the world premiere of her own play, now onstage at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through December 15, directed with finesse and attention to detail by Margaret Schugt on Tristan Griffin's lovely drawing room set. A fan of the romantic but put-upon-by-tradition women in Jane Austen novels and the witty men created by Oscar Wilde, Ms. Farren has successfully woven those elements together in Victorian-era England with a modern perspective on female equality, the importance of family, standing in one's own truth, and the power of love to overcome fear and hatred.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

I am continually amazed by Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. This ambitious company again and again puts up shows of quality and excellence both in production and performance. There may be a show now and then that doesn’t quite hit the mark, but for the most part, I have seen great revivals of classic comedies and dramas, as well as newer, contemporary works. The latest Little Fish offering, Embridge, is doubly unique. Written by company member Kathryn Farren, this romantic comedy is set in a great house in Victorian England sometime after the American Civil War. Ms. Farren also takes the lead role of Mabel Martin, a Hepburn-esque beauty and protofeminist who is not immune to the lures of romance. As playwright, Ms. Farren successfully creates a fusion in styles of her two favorite authors, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde, while juggling three romantic pairings.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Aptly billed as “Jane Austen Meets Oscar Wilde” and a scrumptious treat to boot, Kathryn Farren’s enchanting Embridge does both Jane and Oscar proud.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review