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. Itís 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 ó and highly polished ó vaudevillian pastiche. GO!" -Bill Raden, L.A. Weekly
"RECOMMENDED / TOP TEN ...spectacular... brilliantly creative... dazzling... delightful." -Terry Morgan, Stage Raw
"...mind-boggling... certain to be one of the summerís 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
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."
"...breathtakingly imaginative... Astro Boy and the God of Comics will set your inner 10-year-old free." - Peter Marks, Washington Post
"...ingenious... You donít have to be a manga maniac or a devotee of anime to enjoy Astro Boy and the God of Comics... What Power has done with this little show is tell the unique yet universal story of an artist and his obsession by yanking you into his work and his world, using every theatrical trick in the book. What a way to travel." - Jane Horwitz, The Washingtonian
"...wildly inventive... the material was so sophisticated and, at times, hard-hitting that it can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages." - Alex Lonati, BWW Reviews
"...part sci-fi parable and part cockeyed valentine to creativity ó a value that this multimedia treat itself embodies." - Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
- Sacred Fools Company Member
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.