Coming up in
Season 18

On the Mainstage:

Key Art by Christpher Komuro

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. Itís a whimsical, retro sci-fi visual extravaganza that examines post-WWII fascination with technology and destruction, and the relationship between creation and creator.


Ongoing Shows:

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

Serial Killers

Saturdays @ 11pm
(check calendar for exact dates)

Five shows enter... three shows 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 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.

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Ten Tops

Next: Friday, June 26 @ 11pm

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.


Friday, August 8, 2015 @ 11pm

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

Fast & Loose

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.

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.


The Box

a Narrative Experiment in Late Night Theater
produced & created by Padraic Duffy & Hans Gelpke
directed by Padraic Duffy (a cat wrote this play, Puzzler)

JULY 11, 18 & 25
Saturdays @ 11pm

WORLD PREMIERE - From the Creators of Serial Killers! THE BOX is an experiment in randomly generated narrative. Given a collection of characters and settings from which to choose, writers will create fragments- small scenes and snippets that will then be put together randomly and performed each night. The hope is that a story will emerge - one that is dark, mysterious, and moving.

There are a million different stories in THE BOX. In the end, we will hear just one.


Other Projects:

Sacred Fools Summer Theater Camp

July 20-26, 2013
Classes Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 9am-1pm
Performance Sun, July 26, 2pm

Come play with us! Kids ages 8-16 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.


Season 19
Sept 2015 - Aug 2016

adapted by Jon Jory
from the novella by Voltaire
directed by Paul Plunkett (43 Plays For 43 Presidents, Endgame)

WORLD PREMIERE!  Thrust into a global journey filled with danger, betrayal, and injustice, Voltaire's Candide struggles to hold onto his optimistic belief in the essential goodness of humanity... if only humanity would stop killing his friends and stealing his sheep...

written by Jake Broder (Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara)

WORLD PREMIERE!  A new jazz musical about the love and music of composer Alphonso Bloch: A deeply twisted love triangle... with a piano.

by Padraic Duffy (Beaverquest!, Puzzler)
directed by Jeremy Aldridge (Louis & Keely, Absolutely Filthy)

WORLD PREMIERE!  Sometimes you have to be someone else to remember who you are. Our sixth premiere from playwright Padraic Duffy is a hilarious and touching love-letter to the theatre told with many, many, many painted unicorns.

by Arthur M. Jolly
directed by Danielle Ozymandias

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE!  In the pressure cooker of a Siberian gulag, five women will learn to work together... or die trying. Grim tragedy and dark humor coexist in this wartime thriller.

SKULDUGGERY: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet
by Michael Shaw Fisher
directed by Scott Leggett (Forbidden Zone, Neverwhere)
musical direction & arrangement by Michael Teoli (CarnEvil)

WORLD PREMIERE!  Heartbreak + Murder = Hilarity! The legendary tale you never knew...

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...

- Sacred Fools Company Member

At a Glance
Astro Boy and the God of Comics
Opening June 20, 2015
Ongoing Shows:
Serial Killers
Ten Tops
Fast & Loose
The Box
Summer Camp
July 20-26
Season 19
Sept '15 - Aug '16
Past Time
A Gulag Mouse
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