40TH ANNIVERSARY REVIVAL! Sacred Fools closes its 20th season with a recently rediscovered adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.ís counterculture masterpiece. In 1977, genre maestro Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator: The Musical, Taste) adapted the novel for Chicagoís Organic Theater with the approval and input of Vonnegut himself. Sacred Fools is proud to present his stage adaptation for the first time in forty years, newly updated by Gordon and now more timely than ever. Director Ben Rock (Baal, Occupation) brings to the stage this visually dazzling and darkly humorous science fiction epic about what happens when the richest man in the world loses everything, sets out on an unbelievable journey through space and time, and discovers nothing less than the meaning of life.
A series of 20 FREE special events to celebrate our 20th season! Performances, lobby displays, dance classes, cabarets, and much, much more, drawing from our long and rich history. Keep checking back over the course of the season for more!
BEGINNING ITS TWELFTH SEASON THIS FALL! Each week, three continuing stories face off against two new tales. At the end of the show, you vote for the three stories that you would like to see continue on to next Saturday night, where their subsequent episodes will then be pitted against two completely new storylines. Each week's serials could live on for weeks... or be quietly smothered in their sleep Ė itís up to you. But whichever pieces you vote for, one thing is for certain - by the end of the evening, you will be a Serial killer.
An Ebulliently Eclectic Open Stage! Show us what you've got! In Sacred Fools' oldest ongoing show, ten performers get up to seven minutes each to do anything they want, from sketch comedy to dramatic readings to dance. Arrived too late to be one of the ten? "Charisma Round" performers get three minutes each! "Iím pleased to have encountered a night in which I didnít know what to expect, and was, every time, genuinely surprised and always entertained." ĖL.A. Splash Watch for TEN TOPS over the coming year on Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Feb. 13, March 13 & April 10.
A FOOLISH TRADITION! Several new plays are created in just 24 hours. We'll have time for sleep later.
EXPLORE THEATER WITH US THIS SUMMER! Kids ages 8-18 will have a chance to write, direct, and act in their own play. Our program culminates in a production of two original plays for our family and friends! All classes are held at the award-winning Sacred Fools Theater and taught by working actors who have performed on Broadway and in Regional theaters around the country.
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE! After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors keep the spark of human spirit alive by telling stories around a campfire. As the years wear on, these stories expand into the realm of myth. At turns sidesplitting and bone-chilling, Mr. Burns also features an unusual approach for the Fools: each act will be staged in a different theater space in the Fools complex, transporting the audience as we search for the light.
- Sacred Fools Company Member