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(Photo by Joshua Scott)

(Photo by Joshua Scott)

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Anna (Marie Fahlgren) is a dancer and choreographer who not only walks in her sleep — she also dances. She has fled from her former lover, who seems to be stalking her, to strike out on her own. Read more…

Now running through July 30

PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT BECKET at Sacred Fools Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

What is to be done with the prodigals and the fuckups, those we love in spite of logic, those who will likely never change but instead haunt us for the rest of our lives? Everybody knows someone like this, and it’s heartbreaking not knowing what to do. Wendy Graf’s Please Don’t Ask About Becket movingly depicts how a family deals with this situation over decades, showing how some tragedies never really end. Read more…

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

The prodigal child is a staple of family drama, in theater as in life. It’s a conflict that affects families at all income levels, although we probably hear more stories from the middle and upper classes (perhaps because they’re more ready or able to articulate their pain). Read more…

Now running through September 18

THE TOXIC AVENGER at Sacred Fools Theatre

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Photo by Rich Clark

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Radioactive laughter courses through Good People Theater Company’s “The Toxic Avenger,” wreaking sublimely silly havoc at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.    Read more…

Now running through June 26

OCCUPATION at Sacred Fools Theater

Photo by Jessica Sherman

Photo by Jessica Sherman

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Occupation,” now receiving its West Coast premiere at Sacred Fools Theater, explores the ramifications of globalization and imperialism with considerable ambition and erratic dramaturgy, to put it mildly. Read more…

Now running through May 9.

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Sacred Fools Theatre

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Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

Oscar Wilde’s satire of English upper-class society has solemn and feminist undertones to it, making a precursor of the “dramedy of manners.” After all, it was first performed in 1893 at London’s Haymarket Theatre. The titular “Woman of No Importance” turns out to be a survivalist who suffered scandal, estrangement from her father (and his fortune) and single motherhood in an age where that route caused irreparable damage to one’s reputation, and social ostracism. Read more…

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Sacred Fools is famous for mounting edgy adventuresome productions. Every so often they take a shot at one of the classics: Richard III a couple of years ago, and now A Woman of No Importance, a drawing room comedy by Oscar Wilde concerned with gender roles and the sexual double standard. Read more…

Now running through December 20.

LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE at Sacred Fools Theatre

Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

A despondent fellow, Doug (Pete Caslavka), is disillusioned by how he has ended up, stuck in a depressingly menial job working the graveyard shift at a gas station’s convenience store. Packing a handgun, he decides to end it all at the conclusion of his shift at dawn.
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Now playing through December 21.