Season 18
Sept 2014 - Aug 2015

Key Art for Season 18 Mainstage shows by Christopher Komuro

On the Mainstage:

The Behavior of Broadus

Co-Produced by Sacred Fools and Burglars of Hamm
Produced in Association with Center Theatre Group

SEPT 12 - OCT 18, 2014
Previews Sept. 6-7 & 11
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees @ 3pm

by Burglars of Hamm: Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Jon Beauregard & Albert Dayan (Land of the Tigers)
original songs by Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn and Burglars of Hamm
choreography by Ken Roht
directed by Matt Almos & Ken Roht
produced by JJ Mayes

WORLD PREMIERE!  The incredible sort-of-true story of John Broadus Watson, father of Behaviorism and modern advertising. He has the power to control your brain. Indeed, we suspect he’s making you read this now.

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A Woman of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Armina LaManna
produced by David Mayes

NOV 14 - DEC 20, 2014
Preview Thurs, Nov. 13 @ 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees Dec. 7 & 14 @ 3pm

A woman's past comes back to haunt her when the lover who left her to raise their child alone becomes the potential employer of their illegitimate son. Wilde skewers gender bias and the outdated rules of Victorian society in this early feminist comedy of manners. This will be the Fools’ first foray into the witty world of Oscar Wilde.

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

by Mickle Maher
directed by Ruth Silveira
produced by Brandon Clark

JAN 23 - FEB 28, 2015
Preview Thurs, Jan. 22 @ 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees Feb. 8 & 15 @ 3pm

Ellen and Bernard have been teaching the poetry of William Blake at a small college for 15 years. But last night, in a public display of passion, they may have taken their love of poetry and their love for each other too far. This profoundly humorous tour-de-force is presented almost entirely in rhyming couplets.

Occupation

by Ken Ferrigni
directed by Ben Rock
produced by Shaela Cook

APRIL 3 - MAY 9, 2015
Previews March 27-28 & April 2 @ 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Thursdays, April 16 & 23 @ 8pm

WEST COAST PREMIERE! In 2017, crushing national debt and debilitating unemployment has caused the US to sell Florida to China for $5 trillion. The South Florida Christian Militia is leading an insurgency in the Everglades to oust the Chinese Army. How far will they go to keep the States United? This darkly comedic, high-octane political allegory will be a West Coast Premiere.

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

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.

Also Playing:

Fall 2014, during The Behavior of Broadus:


Photos & Graphics by Matt Almos

Easy Targets

created & directed by Burglars of Hamm (Land of the Tigers)

FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Tues, Sept. 23 @ 8pm
Weds, Sept. 24 @ 8pm
Thurs, Sept. 25 @ 8pm
Tues, Sept. 30 @ 8pm

EASY TARGETS is for every audience member who has sat in the dark at a bad play thinking they now know what prison must be like. It allows the audience to act out the fantasy of punishing their jailers. A satire of one-person-shows, each EASY TARGETS evening draws 4-6 short solo shows from a library of titles such as “Hi Dad I’m Gay”, “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln” and “All About Me”, and then invites the audience to show their “appreciation” by pummeling the performers with rolled-up socks any time they feel bored, annoyed, patronized, manipulated, etc. Each audience of EASY TARGETS forms a pack working to remind the performers, writers and designers that if they fail to respect the audience, they will suffer the sock.

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The Poe Show

created & directed by Ed Goodman
starring Brendan Hunt (Absolutely Filthy) as "Poe"

Fridays @ 11pm
Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2014
A different show each week!

LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show. Each week, thrill to different special guests, spooky acts, and enough surprises to drive you INSANE!

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Ongoing Shows:


Photos by Marian Gonzalez

Serial Killers

Returning September 13, 2014
Saturdays @ 11pm
(check calendar for exact dates)

Five plays enter... three plays leave.

NOW IN ITS TENTH SEASON!  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 – it’s 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.

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Fast & Loose

Thanksgiving Weekend - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 @ 11pm
New Year's Eve - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 @ 8pm
Mother's Day Weekend - Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 11pm
Fourth of July - Saturday, July 4, 2015 @ 11pm

A FOOLISH TRADITION!  Several new plays are created in just 24 hours. We'll have time for sleep later.  A party will follow the New Year's Eve show, complete with complimentary flute of champagne to see in the New Year.

plus FAST & LOOSE: DOUBLE TAKE
Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 11pm

Missed it the first time? Or just want to see it again? Now you can. A curated selection of some of our favorite plays written for FAST & LOOSE this season.

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Ten Tops

Next: Friday, September 19 @ 11pm
(Performer signup: 10:30pm)

OUR VERY ECLECTIC OPEN MIC - NOW ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!  Join in... or just watch!  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!  Look for Ten Tops over the next year on September 19, November 21, January 30, April 10 & June 26!

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THE BEST OF TEN TOPS
Friday, August 8, 2015 @ 11pm

A curated selection of the best performances from the past year!

The Box

produced by Padraic Duffy & Hans Gelpke

July 11, 18 & 25, 2015
Saturdays @ 11pm

From the creators of Serial Killers comes a whole new experience in late-night. Details still locked up in... The Box!

The Sacred Fools Workshop Series

Sacred Fools launched its Workshop Series in order to provide opportunities for company members to expand and enrich material that is still under construction, outside of the pressure of production.  Learn more...

At a Glance
Season 18
Sept '14 - Aug '15
The Behavior of Broadus
A Woman of No Importance
There Is a Happiness That Morning Is
Occupation
Astro Boy and the God of Comics
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Easy Targets
Sept 23-30
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The Poe Show
Oct 3-24
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Ongoing Shows:
Serial Killers
Ten Tops
Fast & Loose
The Box
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Workshop Series
Ongoing
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