There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

by Mickle Maher
directed by Ruth Silveira
produced by Brandon Clark

Preview Thurs, Jan. 22 @ 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees Feb. 8 & 15 @ 3pm

Tickets: $20 (Previews: $15)
Friday, Jan. 30: Donate What You Can (see below)
(310) 281-8337 or Buy Tickets Online

Professors Ellen and Bernard take William Blake's lessons of love out of the class and onto the grass. 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.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Sacred Fools!

All Valentine's Day Weekend long, after performances of There Is A Happiness That Morning Is, a photographer will be available for complimentary portraits in front of the show's beautiful backdrop mural. Share the poetry of William Blake and the passion of characters Ellen and Bernard, and remember the evening with the lovely image you see to the left (except, you know, with you!)

"It has a genuine exuberance that sucks the audience in and transports them into a witty, literate world gone amuck." - David Siegel, D.C. Metro Theater Arts

"★ ★ ★" -Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

"The terse one-act play is heady, carnal and chock full of observations likely to have academics tittering with recognition and the rest entertained." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

"How fascinating it is to be led through the intellectual jungles of one of Maher's adaptations. His style is fiercely literary yet wholly accessible." - Elizabeth Cobbe, Austin Chronicle

"The talented 3 member cast is terrific... Bryan Bellomo and Jessica Sherman really shine as two semi-square academics who are on the edge, and John Wuchte as the bewildered college dean is hilarious." -Discover Hollywood

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Friday, January 30: DONATE WHAT YOU CAN. It's "Pay What You Can" with a twist! Half of all proceeds for this performance will be donated to Get Lit - Words Ignite, whose mission is to reach at-risk teens, stem dropout rates, and spark dramatically increased literacy among youth in Los Angeles. Fusing the power of classic poetry with the spoken word movement, Get Lit places the greatest poets of our time in dialogue with our youth. Through programs that foster cultural understanding, creative self-expression &performance technique, Get Lit reaches over 20,000 at-risk teens each year who are able to transform their lives, their families, and their communities through art and social activism. Tickets that night may only be purchased at the door. Call (310) 281-8337 to make a reservation.



Bryan Bellomo as Bernard
Jessica Sherman as Ellen
John Wuchte as Dean

Alternate Cast

Mark McClain Wilson as Bernard
Perry Daniel as Ellen
Paul Plunkett as Dean


Producer - Brandon Clark
Assistant Director - Maggie Marion
Associate Producer - Richard Levinson
Stage Manager - Aaron Francis
Prop Designer - Brandon Clark
Lighting Designer - Matt Richter
Costume & Scenic Designer - Martin Morse
Scenic Painters - Glenda Suggs & Thomas Ashworth
Fight Choreographer - Laura Napoli
Assistant Stage Manager - Aaron Mendelson
Key Art - Christopher Komuro

"Fall Down" - Music by Chris Schoen; arranged & produced by Zachary Bernstein

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At a Glance
JAN 23 - MARCH 7, 2015
Preview Thurs, Jan. 22
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays Feb. 8 & 15 @ 3pm
Discounts for Group Sales
Written by
Mickle Maher
Directed by
Ruth Silveira
Bryan Bellomo as Bernard
Jessica Sherman as Ellen
John Wuchte as Dean