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Thtr 1: Odyssey Theatre presents
FEFU & HER FRIENDS
"LA Times' Critic's Choice"
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:00PM
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Just north of Olympic Blvd. on the west side of the street.
0.5mi. north of the Expo/Sepulveda exit of the Metro Rail
Run Time: 110 min.
NO LATE SEATING.
ONE 15 min. INTERMISSION
ALL AUDIENCE IS REQUIRED TO MOVE THROUGHOUT FEFU'S HOME.
(Seating areas in each room)
Written by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Denise Blasor
In this splendidly surreal comedy-drama, a group of eight women gathers at the country home of the brilliant and eccentric Fefu to plan an event for their do-gooding educational work. As multiple conflicts unfold between the old friends, they struggle to define who they are and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated world.
In a format that was groundbreaking for its time, the play is divided into three parts. The first part takes place in the living room of the house with the full audience. The second part is set in four different areas of the house: the lawn, the study, the bedroom and the kitchen. Fornés deconstructed the familiar stage, removing the fourth wall, and scenes are played in multiple locations simultaneously. The audience is divided into groups to watch each scene, then they rotate to the next set as the scene is repeated, until each group has seen all four scenes. The play concludes in the living room with the full audience.