Key Art for Season 18 Mainstage shows by Christopher Komuro
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.
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 Wilde skewers gender bias and the outdated rules of Victorian society in this early feminist comedy of manners.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.
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. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
A curated selection of the best performances from the past year!
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...