Continuing its 12-year relationship with Athol Fugard, The Fountain Theatre celebrates the master playwright’s 80th birthday with the U.S. premiere of his newest play. Set in a burnt-out Karoo farmhouse ravaged by fire, a widowed farmer and his housekeeper sort through the debris of their lives. The discovery of a miraculously undamaged painting of a blue iris unlocks long-forgotten memories and hidden secrets. Fugard digs deep into the human heart, and the result is a love story full of tender, soul-touching and surprising revelations. August 18 – September 16; The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie), Los Angeles, CA 90029; $30-$34; (323) 663-1525; www.FountainTheatre.com.