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The Petrified Forest

PetrifiedForestPoster“The Petrified Forest” has it all: suspense, romance, intrigue, danger, and politics.” ~ Bonnie Priever,

“This play got better with age…Robust cast…Very Bold! ” ~ Rich Borowy,  Accessibly Live 

“Exceptionally strong production” Carol Kaufman Segal,

“The Petrified Forest endures because it has it all: romance, suspense, danger, sex and even a little politics.Shari Barrett, Broadway World

“A very well-rounded and satisfying show…Really top, passionate performances…It doesn’t demand anything from the audience except the willingness to get lost in a great bit of fun…” ~ Patrick Hurley, Life in LA


by Robert Emmet Sherwood

Directed by Laura James
Produced by Jill Jones
With Jeanine Anderson, Leona Britton Bailey, Damien Burke, Roger Kent Cruz, John Druska, Frank Gangarossa, Avila Kahey, Jack Kutcher, Ernest McDaniel, John DeMita, David Mingrino, Donald Moore, Joe Nassi, Anita Noble, Roger Payano, Alan Schack, Philip Sokoloff, George Tovar

March 21 – April 27, 2014
Fri and Sat at 8pm. Sun at 2pm.
There will be a Post-Show Q & A on Sunday, March 30 and Sunday, April 13, 2014
Call (323) 851-7977
Buy Tickets On Line

Petrified Forest

Listen to the Greg Hunter interview with Director Laura James

Set by Jeff G. Rack
Lights by Yancey Dunham
Stage Manager Benjamin Scuglia
Sound by Austin Quan

This production was made possible by a grant from the Lloyd E Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation


This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization.
Here is a look at the incredible paintings submitted for “The Petrified Forest” art contest. CLICK HERE to read about these wonderful artists.
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