The Word

written by & starring Victor Isaac
directed by JJ Mayes

Fri-Sat, Sept. 17-18, 2021 @ 8pm
at the Broadwater Black Box AND streaming live
(Proof of vaccination and mask required for in-person attendance)


The award-winning hit of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe is back for two nights only, Fri-Sat, Sept. 17-18 @ 8pm PST! When you make a donation at the above link, you'll receive an email telling you how to make a reservation to watch live and in person at the Broadwater Black Box (vaxxed and masked; seating is limited- proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours), PLUS links to watch the show streaming live online during either or both performances. (Can't afford a donation but still want to see the show? EMail and we'll take care of you.)

Proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours required for in-person attendance.

About the Show

Read the Program

Reverend Johnson, the founder and pastor of the First Church of the Holy Homeboy, loves to spend his time sipping on Tanqueray and tonics while preaching the gospel from The Homeboys Bible, a version of the Bible he personally translated, "so every motherfu**er can understand." But after taking some time to think about things in his life, he decides to write a letter to the parole board on behalf of LeShaun, an inmate who, if he is to be believed, has never done anything wrong and is only in jail because of a misunderstanding, " I ended up pinning him against the wall with the knife against his neck and he said I tried to kill him!" The letter gets LeShaun released and sets the two men on a journey towards each other where they will work to settle some old scores, realizes some truths, and discover that the hardest person to forgive is yourself.

From the creative forces behind such award-winning fringe shows as Cookie and the Monster, Definition of Man, Lamprey: Weekend of Vengeance, and Easy Targets comes the hilarious and heartwarming adventure of Reverend Johnson and LeShaun. THE WORD was born in our late night show Serial Killers at Sacred Fools in 2012, and has now been adapted into a one man show that was the winner of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe award for best solo performance. So come enjoy a Tanqueray and tonic and let the Rev give you the word. And don't worry, if you get confused, LeShaun will be more than happy to explain, because, you see, what had happened was...

"...screamingly touching and funny... Highly Recommended" -Gia on the Move

"...winsome and hilarious... a must-see..." -Fringe Review

"...a brilliant show about redemption and forgiveness..." -Indie Voice Blog

"...raucously funny and profane..." -Stage Raw

"...a genuinely funny and heartfelt performance..." -Encore

"Hilarious, touching, immediate, provoking, masterful." -John Patrick Daly


Produced for Sacred Fools by Scott Leggett
Lighting & Video Designer - Allison Faith Sulock
Vocals: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Marc Antonio Pritchett
Stage Manager - Ruth Silveira
Camera Tech - Aaron Francis
Costume Designer - Linda Muggeridge
Board Operator - Sofija Dutcher
Graphic Design - Corey Klemow
Photography - Scott Leggett

- Sacred Fools Company Member