Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997
SACRED FOOLS | LATE-NIGHT: F.L.E.A. S.H.O.W.
 

Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare to thrill to...

(or, F.L.E.A. S.H.O.W.)

See Amazing and Astounding feats of human... and inhuman?... ability! You won't believe your eyes!

Human Blockheads.  Bullwhip tricks.  Cheesburger spinning.  Fire eating.  Wheelbarrow balancing.  Beds of nails.  Fire juggling.  And so much more.  It's all part of the sideshow.  C'mon in... if you dare!

ON THE BILL FOR APRIL 30...
The Reverend Tommy Gunn
Talker/Lecturer/Master of Ceremonies
and Minister of Mayhem and the Macabre
Michael Rayner
What IS the Chickentowel???
Will he survive the Wheelbarrow of Terror???
Satanica
Presenting her Fire Act AND performing an
Impossible Presentation of Pussy Power!
Miss Bonnie Delight
The Queen of the Burlesque
Performers from
Indra Yoga
present their Fire Spinning Dance
AND MORE!
See the Bill of Fare from the April 9 show!

Scheduled Acts Subject to Change Without Prior Notice

SAT, APRIL 9 & 30 ONLY!
Bally begins outside at 10:30pm
Show begins at 11pm

Tickets: $10
Reservations: (310) 281-8337
or
Purchase Tickets Online!

Map to the Theater

A Most Helpful List of Carny Terms

"talker"/"lecturer" - A person who speaks to the audience outside the tent to get them interested/excited about the show is a talker.  If that person talks inside to introduce/explain the acts, he is a lecturer.

"bally" - A pre-show teaser done outside the tent to build interest in the passing crowd.  Typically narrated by a talker, it features small examples of what the audience can expect inside.

"tip" - This is the crowd that gathers outside of the tent.  Once the tip has been built to a sufficient size by the bally, the talker then "turns the tip," which is to say he gets them to actually buy tickets and enter.

"blow off" - A final act in a show.  The blow off in a traditional carnival show is designed to get the audience out of the tent to clear the way for the next audience.  The blow off also often provides a chance for the show to make additional money off the tip.

"a mark" - If an audience member was ripe to be ripped off/scammed, he would be marked with a chalk mark on his back so that the other carnies know who to target.

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Produced by David LM Mcintyre