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Astro Boy and the God of Comics

by Natsu Onoda Power
directed by Jaime Robledo (Watson, Stoneface, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
produced by Brian Wallis

JUNE 20 - JULY 25, 2015
Previews June 13-14 & 19  
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 7pm
plus Thursday, July 2 @ 8pm

Tickets: $25 (Previews: $15)
Friday, June 26: Donate What You Can (see below)
(310) 281-8337 or Buy Tickets Online

WEST COAST PREMIERE! This multimedia performance art piece tells the story of famed Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy, his most famous character. This West Coast Premiere features interactive video, live drawing and stylized movement. It’s a whimsical, retro sci-fi visual extravaganza that examines post-WWII fascination with technology and destruction, and the relationship between creation and creator.

"...a scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design... poignantly whimsical and critically savvy... a kind of high-wire — and highly polished — vaudevillian pastiche. GO!" -Bill Raden, L.A. Weekly

"RECOMMENDED / TOP TEN ...spectacular... brilliantly creative... dazzling... delightful." -Terry Morgan, Stage Raw

"...incredibly inventive... totally unique and truly spectacular... a matchless 70-minute thrill ride..." -Travis Michael Holder, Arts in L.A.

"...mind-boggling... certain to be one of the summer’s most gigantic hits... You can expect to see lines around the corner for weeks and weeks to come as theater buffs, graphic novel lovers, manga fanatics, and Astro Boy fans far and near await this most thrilling of summer theatrical treats." -Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA

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4th of July Weekend: THE ZIP PROJECT. With the help of a DCA grant, Sacred Fools welcomes all of our neighbors to see our shows for free! From Thursday July 2 through Sunday July 5th, if you live or study in our Zip code (90004), you pay zip! Reserve your free tickets online using code "90004," make a phone reservation by calling 310.281.8337, or simply show up at the door! Please bring proof of residence (drivers license, utility bill, student ID) to the box office to pick up your reserved ticket.

Special Sunday Anime Nights! Come see ASTRO BOY and then stay for our post-show round table / meet & greets with English voice actors from your favorite anime. June 28: Robbie Daymond, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt & Ezra Weisz; July 5th: special talkback with our own "Astro Boy" cast; July 12th: Carrie Keranen, Wendee Lee & Michael Sorich; July 19th: The cast of "Kill la Kill."
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Friday, July 10th: Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Every month, over 3,500 artists gather in over a hundred cities to sketch glamorous, subcultural models in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem. But you don't need to be a professional to join in. Lots of people who have never drawn before attend Dr. Sketchy's. It's a fun, non-judgmental environment to try your hand at drawing. Special tickets must be purchased for this event - $25 tickets purchased via the Dr. Sketchy site includes Astro Boy at 8pm and the Dr. Sketchy event at 10pm; $12 for Dr. Sketchy only. 21 and over only.

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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 support our campaign to fund our 19th 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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