Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

by Mickle Maher
directed by Ruth Silveira
produced by Brandon Clark

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

Professors Ellen and Bernard take William Blake's lessons of love out of the class and onto the grass. Ellen and Bernard have been teaching the poetry of William Blake at a small college for 15 years. But last night, in a public display of passion, they may have taken their love of poetry and their love for each other too far. This profoundly humorous tour-de-force is presented almost entirely in rhyming couplets.


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"It has a genuine exuberance that sucks the audience in and transports them into a witty, literate world gone amuck." - David Siegel, D.C. Metro Theater Arts

"★ ★ ★" -Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

"The terse one-act play is heady, carnal and chock full of observations likely to have academics tittering with recognition and the rest entertained." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

"How fascinating it is to be led through the intellectual jungles of one of Maher's adaptations. His style is fiercely literary yet wholly accessible." - Elizabeth Cobbe, Austin Chronicle

"The talented 3 member cast is terrific... Bryan Bellomo and Jessica Sherman really shine as two semi-square academics who are on the edge, and John Wuchte as the bewildered college dean is hilarious." -Discover Hollywood


Friday, January 30: DONATE WHAT YOU CAN. It's "Pay What You Can" with a twist! Half of all proceeds for this performance will be donated to Get Lit - Words Ignite, whose mission is to reach at-risk teens, stem dropout rates, and spark dramatically increased literacy among youth in Los Angeles. Fusing the power of classic poetry with the spoken word movement, Get Lit places the greatest poets of our time in dialogue with our youth. Through programs that foster cultural understanding, creative self-expression &performance technique, Get Lit reaches over 20,000 at-risk teens each year who are able to transform their lives, their families, and their communities through art and social activism. Tickets that night may only be purchased at the door. Call (310) 281-8337 to make a reservation.

Sacred Fools is the birthplace of the L.A. stage hits The Behavior of Broadus, Absolutely Filthy, Stoneface, the Watson plays, Land of the Tigers, and Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara. Please join us for our 18th season of critically acclaimed, award-winning theatre.
This organization is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
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