Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion, a play telling the “true story of America’s most famous, controversial and effective anti-war activist,” will be presented at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, Oct. 8 through Oct. 30.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays at Edgemar, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Anne Archer will star in the title role of Jane Fonda.
Written and directed by Terry Jastrow, the play is co-directed by Michelle Danner and produced by Terry Jastrow and Alexandra Guarnieri.
Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion uses a little-known event which occurred in Waterbury, Conn. on June 18, 1988, where Fonda confronted a room full of hostile war veterans who were boycotting the announced filming of her movie “Stanley & Iris” as a forum to surface many controversial and polarizing issues that had festered for years regarding Fonda’s activism during the Vietnam War.
The play follows the true story of what happened as told by Jastrow, an impartial writer who said his intent was to tell the accurate and balanced story of what Fonda did so people will know the facts and can formulate their opinion accordingly.
While Archer is best known for her starring roles in movies such as “Fatal Attraction,” “Patriot Games” and “A Clear and Present Danger,” she has also enjoyed success in the theater starring in the Off Broadway production of “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” and “The Vagina Monologues” in Los Angeles.
In addition to Archer, the cast includes Andrew Cappelletti, Robert Foster, James Giordano, Jonathan Kells Phillips, Chauntae Pink, Tait Ruppert, Ben Shields, Don Swayze and Jim Tooey.
Admission is $34.50. For reservations, (310) 392-7327.