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Lea Penman
Production
Date of Production
The Famous Mrs Fair by Henry Miller
Lea Penman: Angie Brice
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
February 25, 1923
The Masquerader by Guy Bates
Lea Penman:
The Vampire
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 08, 1923
The Bad Man by Holbrook Blinn
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 15, 1923
Bull Dog Drummond by H. C. McNeile
Lea Penman:
Supporting Role
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 22, 1923
The Faithful Heart by Monckton Hoffe
Lea Penman:
Supporting Role
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 29, 1923
The Great Divide by Miller-Anglin
Lea Penman:
Supporting Role
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
May 06, 1923
The Torch Bearers by George Edward Kelly
Lea Penman: Mrs J Duro Pampinelli
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
October 14, 1923
The Goldfish by Gladys Unger
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
October 21 1923
Alias Nora O'Brien by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
October 28 1923
Punchinello presented by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
November 04, 1923
Dulce by Kaufman - Connelly
Lea Penman:
Columbia Theater  San Francisco, California
November 11, 1923
Punchinello presented by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman
Columbia Theater  San Francisco, California
November 18, 1923
Tweedles by Tarkington - Wilson
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
December 23, 1923
The Rear Car by Edward Rose
Lea Penman: Nora
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
December 31, 1923
The Notorious Kunnel Blake by Booth Tarkington
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
January 06, 1924
Oh Nursery Nursery by Ethel Watts Munford
Lea Penman
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
January 13, 1924
Meet the Folks by Kaufman - Connelly
Lea Penman
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
January 20, 1924
A Tailor Made Man by Harry James Smith
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
January 27, 1924
Barnum Was Right by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
February 03, 1924
Why Men Leave Home by Avery Hopwood
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
February 10, 1924
The Exciters by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman:
The Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
February 17, 1924
Our Crowd by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman: The Cabaret Singer
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
February 24, 1924
The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehardt
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
March 02, 1924
Main Street by Harvey O'Higgins and Harriett Ford
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
March 09, 1924
Partners Again by Glass and Goodwin
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
March 16, 1924
A House of Cards by Sidney Rosenfeld
Lea Penman: The Maid
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
March 23, 1924
The Little Teacher by Cohan and Harris
Lea Penman: The Society Woman
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
March 30, 1924
The Web of Fate by Otto Hauerbach
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 06, 1924
Way Down East by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman:
Kate Brewster
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 13, 1924
Zander The Great by Salisbury Field
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 20, 1924
The Crooked Square by Samuel Shipman
Lea Penman:
The Society Woman
The Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
April 27, 1924
Grumpy by Cyril Maude
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
May 11, 1924
The Bat by Maude Fulton
Lea Penman: Lizzie
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
May 11 -24, 1924
Madeline and The Movies by George Cohan
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
May 25, 1924
Love Test by Henry Arthur Hallam
Lea Penman: Florence Lee
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
June 01, 1924
Secrets by Rudolph Bessier
Lea Penman:
Fulton Playhouse  Oakland, California
June 08, 1924
When Lea and Clyde Fillmore (Fogle) were
married in San Francisco, California on
December 06, 1924,
Lea sent this note to her cousin, my
grandfather, George Engel.
Lea was seriously injured in an accident with Dr. Ronald D Benjamin as they were crossing the street while
leaving the
Hotel Regent, where they both resided at 562 Sutter Street in San Francisco on May 21, 1922.
It was reported early that
Lea had died from her injuries but she made a miraculous recovery.
After Lea left the hospital that summer, she wasn't sure about her return to the stage as she needed time to
recuperate so she relocated to Sausalito, California. There she joined
Wilbur Hall and Chas W Duncan to help
create the
Sausalito Players which would produce top of the line plays through a new avenue, The Little
Theatres, with the first play slated for
December 14, 1922. During her time in Sausalito she helped provide
guidance and leadership within the organization. She also
lectured tirelessly about impact of the Little Theatre
movement, performance in acting, including diction, presentation and voice with the
Sausalito Women's Club.
She moved away from the directing part of the club in January of 1923, moving towards additional
lecturing
about acting. After more recuperation time she finally realized her main goal was acting, teaching semiotics and
review of literary works in dramatics. On February 15, 1923, Lea was interviewed by the Oakland Tribune and
she was called back to duty with the influence of her good friend, Maude Fulton, making her first appearance on
February 25, 1923 in the play, "
The Famous Mrs. Flair" at the Fulton Playhouse in Oakland, California.
On her return to the stage in February of 1923, Lea was cast with the Fulton Players
and leading man,
Robert Warwick.

In the debut of the play, "Tweedles" in December of 1923,
Lea was cast with none other than Edward Everett
Horton and Ruth Renick. The play was co-written by Booth Tarkington.

On February 10, 1924, Clyde Fillmore would make his debut in
"
Why Men Leave Home" at the Fulton Playhouse in Oakland, California. It would be Lea and Clyde's first
performance together on the west coast.