January 2019, Sunday
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New Works Reading Series
Time: 5:00pm PT
Location: 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
A sneak peek at just a few of the scripts the Fools are considering for next season! The Sacred Fools New Works Reading Series presents four unproduced plays from emerging playwrights that embrace the theatrical form and speak to the diverse culture of contemporary society.

Tonight: BABEL by Jacqueline Goldfinger
directed by Shaela Cook

A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby... In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, they are either issued a PRE certification which legally guarantees the baby will be a "good" person or not. Without the certification, the child will be limited in what it is allowed to do.

Two couples, both early in their pregnancies, collide over what to do with their PRE certification test results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. What will we do to "civilize" it and ourselves? How far will we go when playing God?

Performing on the Broadwater Second Stage.

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