WEST COAST PREMIERE! China is not kidding. It's time to go. It's 2017. Crushing national debt and debilitating unemployment have compelled the United States to sell Florida to China for five trillion dollars. The South Florida Christian Militia is leading an insurgency in the Everglades to oust the Chinese. How far will they go to keep the States united? This darkly comedic, high-octane political allegory is a West Coast Premiere.
Friday, April 10: DONATE WHAT YOU CAN. It's "Pay What You Can" with a twist! Half of all proceeds for this performance will be donated to Spirit of America, which provides humanitarian and economic assistance in response to needs identified by deployed US troops and diplomats serving in the world’s most challenging places. Tickets that night may only be purchased at the door. Call (310) 281-8337 to make a reservation.
RAVES FROM THE SACRED FOOLS PRODUCTION:
"Satire can make unpalatable truths digestible. Sacred Fools Theatre Company has always been one to push the boundaries... With their latest show, the west-coast premiere of Ken Ferrigni’s Occupation, they successfully lure frivolity into something more unsavory... While all performances are rich and believable, the women here are particularly magnetic... DeAnne Millais’ set effectively transports the audience... When you apply the play’s supposedly absurd circumstances to current events, the comedic veil lifts, leaving one with an Orwellian unease." -Stage Raw (PICK OF THE WEEK)
"I was enthralled from the git-go... witty and profound... Don't wait to see this West Coast Premiere! Everybody will be talking about it." -Discover Hollywood
RAVES FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION:
"Idiocracy-meets-Red Dawn doesn't begin to cover the result: The exciting young playwright Ken Ferrigni blends redneck caricature with hip-hop anarchy and giddy pessimism to create a suicide vest of a satire." -New York Magazine
"...a powerful, insightful, cynical, and timely take on survival. One sure footed absurdity follows the next. Language is sinewy with some speeches so unique and well crafted I find myself searching them out in a supplied script for the sheer pleasure of revisiting." -WomenAroundTown.com