Key Art for Season 18 Mainstage shows by Christopher Komuro
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 Wilde skewers gender bias and the outdated rules of Victorian society in this early feminist comedy of manners.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 is the Foolsí first foray into the witty world of Oscar Wilde.
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.
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.
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.
Sketch comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. Some of them smart. All of them stupid.
With an eclectic and imaginative series of sketches in the tradition of Kids in the Hall and Monty Python, Charles Presents: A Trip Through the Multiverse is a genre-bending chimera of comedy goodness. Itís a police procedural within an historical epic; itís a murder mystery with inverted light cues; itís a ghost story told by a frustrated ghost. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, and its unique interwoven style hardly ever stops to breathe and never ceases to surprise.
The Sacred Fools Spotlight Series is a specially curated selection of performers and productions from across the country and around the globe that Sacred Fools believes illuminate our shared core values of heart, showmanship, and dedication to craft. MORE ABOUT THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Colin can't bear the thought of another Christmas alone so he hires some company. Unfortunately, the girl who turns up is not the goddess he was hoping for. Can this mismatched couple get through the holidays without killing each other? In the spirit of A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life, The Christmas Present is a heartwarming tale of a hooker, a hotel room and some holiday magic. A Benedict Nightingale (London Times) Top Five Theatre Pick, this quirky comedy is presented for just six festive performances.
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 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.
OUR VERY ECLECTIC OPEN MIC - NOW ON FRIDAY NIGHTS! Join in... or just watch! Do you have something you are itching to express on stage? A 5-minute free-form dance extravaganza? A two-minute original poem? Well, Sacred Fools has the perfect opportunity for you to do just that, or nearly anything else- with TEN TOPS! TEN TOPS is a unique "open stage" event with a new format. Ten performers are selected from a hat, and given five minutes each. Plus a bonus round of ten performers with two minutes each- also to be drawn from a hat. Look for Ten Tops over the next year on January 30, April 10 & June 26!
A curated selection of the best performances from the past year!
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.
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.
From the creators of Serial Killers comes a whole new experience in late-night. Details still locked up in... The Box!
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...