A FOOLISH TRADITION! Several new plays are created in just 24 hours. We'll have time for sleep later. A party follows the show to see in the New Year!
WORLD PREMIERE! Two people bound to complete each other - or destroy each other. 1951. Mexico City. Writer William S. Burroughs awakes to find himself in jail, being questioned about the death of his wife Joan Vollmer. Their drunken game of William Tell went wrong, and now the Mexican police want to know exactly what happened. Was it an accident, a murder, or a bizarre form of suicide? Bill & Joan is a phantasmagorical journey through Burroughs’s heroin-hazed, tortured mind in search of what really happened on that night when a speed freak and a junkie walked into a metaphorical bar, but only one walked out.
This unauthorized two-woman satirical musical comedy parodies the hit documentary “King of Kong,” which follows two men on their improbably combative quest to hold the classic video game high score. Ruffin and Van Kurin juggle a variety of roles in this laugh-out-loud night of music, comedy and choreography inspired by Donkey Kong! Based on the Playoffs-Winning serial from SERIAL KILLERS!
WEST COAST PREMIERE! Ni Hao, amigos. Straight from being named Outstanding Musical at the New York International Fringe Festival, China is three white guys irreverently singing, dancing, and hysterically marching their way through five thousand occasionally misconstrued years of Chinese history in 90 minutes. One guy loves China, one is paranoid that China is going to overthrow the world at any minute, and the third keeps getting China confused with Japan. From the Han Dynasty to Han Solo... from Genghis Khan to Ricardo Montalban... remember, you can’t spell "Enchilada" without C.H.I.N.A.
OUR VERY ECLECTIC OPEN MIC! 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 February 17, May 5 & July 21!
WORLD PREMIERE! Ripped from the headlines and based on a real event, Taste tells the story of two men who meet online and make a unique arrangement: One man will kill, cook, and eat the other. Over the course of the evening, secrets are revealed, boundaries are tested, and a strange but beautiful relationship unfolds. Deliciously voyeuristic, sinfully elegant, and surprisingly touching, this is Taste.
“Let’s just sit. Nothing bad can happen if we just sit.”
WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE SPIRIT OF FRINGE AWARD FOR BEST WRITING & BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE, AND NOMINATED FOR BEST MALE PERFORMANCE AND BEST PRODUCTION! Siblings Frank and Avis have lost their nephew, Ryan, in a mall. They wait at a pre-agreed-upon meeting spot for him to show up. Even as it becomes increasingly obvious that the boy is never coming back, that more action is needed, they’re too terrified to do anything more. Instead they stay at their bench, tearing into each other about their own personal tragedies, until they've become so wrapped up in their individual lonelinesses and failures that they’ve practically forgotten why they’re waiting at the bench in the first place. The Examiner: “Masterpiece… Wonderfully directed by Michael Nankin, this play is relentless in its pacing.”
WORLD PREMIERE! Trevor and Penelope want a baby more than anything. But when their new water heater turns out to be a portal into another dimension, they find themselves on a space adventure to save all life on Earth. Baby-making will have to wait. The Mother Ship is an old-fashioned futuristic sex farce complete with slamming doors, singing aliens, and dancing ghost-eggs.
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. There are currently five productions in various stages of workshopping, and public readings are tentatively scheduled to occur sometime in the summer of 2014. Learn more...