School of Jesus Fish
by Rick Robinson · August 15 - September 14, 2003
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about this production

school of jesus fish Dr. Benjamin Hamilton's first patient as a therapist at St. Lucy's psychiatric ward is Ann Fencik, a 33 year old woman who claims she is a prophet -- God's daughter on earth -- perhaps the "second coming." As Dr. Hamilton seeks to cure her, Ann's presence begins to have startling effects on the other psychiatric patients. Is their sudden recovery a result of a psychiatrc breakthrough, or of Anne's healing?

LbP premiered the original School of Jesus Fish as part of the 2001 Los Angeles Edge of the World Theater Festival, and Backstage West said, "the writing is powerful and the characters' emotional pain rings true and believable." This new full-length version expands all of the original characters, and introduces a new one (Shae Fishback) as well.

production details

August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, September 5, 6, 12, & 13 @ 8PM
August 17, 24, 31, September 7, & 14 @ 7PM

Paul E. Richards' Theater Place
2902 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles
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This production has closed after a successful run

cast & crew

Writer: Rick Robinson
Director: Valerie Rachelle
Stage Manager: Elizebeth Manders
Dramaturg: Thorin Alexander
Scenic Design: Nick May
Lighting: Nick May, David Nett
Costume Design: Gloria Nelson
Original Music: Jacob Carver
Graphics: David Nett
Publicity: Thorin Alexander

Gretchen Morgan as Debra
Joseph S. Moser as Dr. Adam
Shannon Nelson as Sam
David Nett as Dr. Ben
Amy Parks as Shae
Sara Parry as Anne
Keaton Talmadge as Fish
Sayda Trujilo as Irma
Kyra Zagorsky as Franny

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"The setting is so real and the performances, under Valerie Rachelle's direction, are so believable..."
· LA Times

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