Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997

ANNOUNCING OUR 15th SEASON!
Join us in 2011-12 for an evil carnival,
a sentient apartment, JFK conspiracy
theories, Buster Keaton and more.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2011
Carnevil
An Original Gothic Horror Rock Musical
book by Joe Fria with Michael Teoli
lyrics by Joe Fria and Michael Teoli
music by Michael Teoli
direction & choreography by Janet Roston

WORLD PREMIERE! A young man with a dark and troubled past returns to his family's carnival after a long absence only to find the business in shambles. In an attempt to redeem himself, he vows to help his cousin bring the carnival back to life. But when his efforts fail, he is thrust into the darkness he tried to leave behind and makes the desperate decision to bring a peculiar stranger into the mix. Success follows, but at a high price. An unspeakable horror is released and our hero must face unholy truths and long-kept secrets about himself and his family in order to save everything he cares about from complete and utter destruction.

Based on the serial from our late-night show, SERIAL KILLERS!
also in September-October

presents...
 

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
directed by Jeremy Aluma

A physical, musical and emotional journey, as four clowns – one sad, one mischievous, one angry and one nervous – get together to lament and reminisce about their past.

HOMESTRETCH PERFORMANCE!  Four Clowns returns
to Los Angeles after a successful Fringe Fest Tour!

The Sacred Fools Spotlight series is a continuing collection of performers and productions from across the country and around the globe that Sacred Fools believes illuminate our shared core values of heart, showmanship, and dedication to craft.

"daring & energetic, weird & wonderful" -Huffington Post

"his cast is gifted, GO!" - L.A. Weekly

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2011
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
written by Sheila Callaghan
directed by Jeremy Aluma

It's Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice's father. Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes - Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin's affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives. Meanwhile, the Apartment is developing murderous plans of its own...

“...crafty, eccentric, spikily poetic...” -Washington Post

“...the shortest, sharpest – and the most seemingly effortlessly
poetic – play you’ll see... astute and affecting...” -D.C. Theatre Scene

“...poetic and bittersweet... heartbreaking...” -Austin 360

“...a modern masterpiece.” -Twin Cities Daily Planet

Graphic Design based on a photo by Mike Doyle.  Used by permission.

also in December
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
A festive play for consenting adults.
written & directed by Guy Picot

U.S. PREMIERE!  A divorced businessman, a single mother and a fantasy prostitute seem an unlikely combination for a feel-good Christmas show but that is just what we have in store.  This funny and touching play provides a welcome alternative to the usual Xmas fare.

A LONDON TIMES "TOP FIVE THEATRE" PICK!

“...spellbinding... hilarious but deeply dark and
meaningful work.” -Brighton Magazine (Brighton, UK)

“...a darkly funny tale...” -The Argus (Brighton, UK)

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2012
TBA - Watch This Space!
MARCH - APRIL 2012
The Magic Bullet Theory
They were supposed to miss.
written by Terry Tocantins & Alex Zola
directed by JJ Mayes

WORLD PREMIERE!  November 22, 1963. America goes through the looking glass. The only thing anyone knows for sure is that someone murdered The President. Earl Warren had a take on it. So did Oliver Stone. Plenty of other kooks. Why can't we? Come and join our anti-hero Charlie Harrelson as he negotiates a trail littered with murder, betrayal, drugs, ghosts and yes, dear reader, Love.

Based on the serial from our late-night show, SERIAL KILLERS!

MAY - JUNE 2012
Stoneface
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton
written by Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely)
directed by Jaime Robledo
(Watson)

WORLD PREMIERE!  The once great silent film legend Buster Keaton awakens in a dry-out clinic, wearing a straightjacket, with a nurse he doesn't remember marrying. It is then he realizes that his biggest success might be overcoming the fact that he no longer is one.

Starring French Stewart as Buster Keaton
with Joe Fria as Young Buster Keaton
and Scott Leggett as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

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