Due to a shift in the schedule of the creative team, the Sacred Fools Theater Company production of "The Art Couple" at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre has been cancelled. The production was previously scheduled to run August 13 through August 28, 2022, as part of the 2022 Block Party. Ticket buyers will be contacted by CTG regarding next steps. More info...
BLOCK PARTY: The biggest curtain call in Los Angeles returns to the Douglas for a fourth season with Block Party 2022. Join Center Theatre Group in applauding the talent, diversity, and ingenuity of our community of 250-plus Los Angeles theatre companies. We're excited to remount recent productions from two intimate L.A. theatres - showcasing their outstanding work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
THE ART COUPLE: So, legendary painters Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh become roommates. If this sounds like the set-up to a lost Neil Simon play - you're halfway there. The Art Couple is the irreverent new comedy about an odd pair of artists that may or may not have starred in the original draft of The Odd Couple. One is a Parisian clean freak. The other is an absinthe-guzzling, Dutch slob. And when these opposites hole up in a French country cabin for a creative retreat, the barbs fly faster than oil splashing across canvas. All the while, in a less distant past, Neil Simon is bouncing ideas off a mysterious stranger trying to come up with his next big play.
Written by Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt (Emmy Award® winner for Outstanding Comedy Series) and featuring a stellar ensemble cast, this send-up of dueling geniuses paints a portrait of the inner struggles of all artists - from world-famous painters to soon-to-be-famous playwrights. In the meantime, can Vincent and Paul get along before someone loses an ear?
"The Venn diagram where high art intersects with fart jokes." -KCRW
Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
The Art Couple was originally presented at Sacred Fools in 2018. Read about the original production!
Brendan Hunt as Vincent van Gogh
Bryan Bellomo as Paul Gauguin
Clayton Farris as Neil Simon
Ryan Patrick Welsh as Steve, the Busboy
Marie-Francoise Theodore as Rachel / Madame Ginoux
Kristyn Evelyn as August / Angelique Alouette
Laura Schein as Henry / Scamp / Toinette Alouette / Dancer
Joel Scher as George / Artie / Roulin / Theo / Inspector Mureé
Associate Director / Producer - Bruno Oliver
Production Stage Manager - Rachel Manheimer
Assistant Stage Manager - Taylor Cullen
Set Designer - DeAnne Millais
Costume Designer - Linda Muggeridge
Sound Designer - Ben Rock
Projection Designer - Corwin Evans
Lighting Designer - Andrew Schmedake
Properties Designer - Ashley Crow
Fight Choreographer - Trampas Thompson
- Sacred Fools Company Member