Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997

Ryan is Lost

by Nathan Wellman
directed by Michael Nankin

APRIL 22 - MAY 14, 2014
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 8pm

“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.”


Ten Tops

Occasional Mondays @ 8pm
(Performer signup: 7:30pm)
Next: Monday, May 5

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 coming months on May 5 & July 21!


The Mother Ship

written & directed by Jonas Oppenheim

JUNE 27 - AUG 2, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
plus Sundays, July 13 & 20 @ 7pm

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 Summer Theater Camp

Fifth Great Year!

JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2014
Classes Mon-Sat, July 28 - Aug 2, 9am-1pm
Performance Sun, Aug. 3, 2pm

Come play with us! Kids ages 9-14 will have a chance to write, direct, and act in their own play. Our weeklong program culminates in an original production for our family and friends! All classes are taught by working actors who have performed on Broadway and in Regional theaters around the country.


Ongoing: 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.  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...

Season 17: Video Preview

Season 18
Sept 2014 - Aug 2015

by (and co-produced with) Burglars of Hamm (Land of the Tigers)
original songs by Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn and Burglars of Hamm
directed by Matt Almos
produced by JJ Mayes

WORLD PREMIERE!  Complete with lab rats, romance and music, The Behavior of Broadus tells the incredible, sort-of-true story of John Broadus Watson, father of Behaviorism and modern advertising. This World Premiere off-kilter musical will be our second co-production with The Burglars of Hamm, following the hilarious Land of the Tigers.

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Armina LaManna
produced by David Mayes

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.

by Mickle Maher
directed by Ruth Silveira
produced by Brandon Clark

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.

by Ken Ferrigni
directed by Ben Rock
produced by Shaela Cook

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.

by Natsu Onoda Power
directed by Jaime Robledo (Watson, Stoneface, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
produced by Brian Wallis

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.

At a Glance
Ryan Is Lost
Opens April 22
Ten Tops
Next: May 5 @ 8pm
The Mother Ship
Opens June 27
Summer Theatre Camp
July 28 - Aug 3
Workshop Series
Season 18
Sept '14 - Aug '15
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