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PAST TIME – Sacred Fools at the Elephant Asylum Complex

Photo by Jessica Sherman Photography

Photo by Jessica Sherman Photography

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Padraic Duffy’s rather sweet romantic comedy — the premiere offering at Sacred Fools’ new home at the former Elephant Asylum complex — is a good workmanlike calling card to introduce the company’s style and tone to its new neighborhood. If the play ultimately strikes one as slight, it’s salvaged by just enough quirk to make it appealing, along with winsome performances from some of the company’s stalwart mainstays. Read more…

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Just because something is imaginary doesn’t mean it’s not real.”

So goes “Past Time,” Sacred Fools Theater Company’s inaugural production in its new home at the Lillian Theatre, a felicitous match-up.Read more…

Now running through March 26

THE MOTHER SHIP at Sacred Fools

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Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Playwright/director Jonas Oppenheim’s  attempt to cast light on the problems of infertile couples while making comic hay in the fashion of a British sex farce is a sore disappointment.  Missing the crisp humor abundant in the work of Ayckbourne, Frayn and Orton, the show’s on-stage antics along with much of the writing recall a high school endeavor. Read more…

Now running through August 2.

WATSON AND THE DARK ART OF HARRY HOUDINI at SACRED FOOLS

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Pauline Adamek  – LA Weekly

Sequels are tough. Expectations are generally high and you can never attain the novelty factor of the first outing. Writer-director Jaime Robledo’s Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini, the second installment in his Watson series, is less dazzling (far fewer action set-pieces) and more talky than the first but maintains his inventive staging and bizarre humor, sending his beloved characters on an ultimately darker, more spiritual journey.
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Terry Morgan – LAist

In November 2010, a play called Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes was one of my favorite shows. It combined clever writing, an expert ensemble and constantly inventive direction to be a true showcase of great L.A. theatre. Its writer/director, Jaime Robledo, is clearly possessed of abundant talent. It is thus with regret that I have to report that the new sequel premiering at Sacred Fools, Watson And The Dark Art of Harry Houdini, is disappointing, a pale imitation of the original that only sporadically works.
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WATSON MEETS HOUDINI AT SACRED FOOLS

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Photo by Jessica Sherman

 

Pauline Adamek – LA Stage Times

 

Didn’t get enough of Watson at Sacred Fools Theater in late 2010, or when it returned in the summer of 2011? Don’t worry — the saga continues. Writer/director Jaime Robledo’s sequel Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini, reportedly darker and more personal, opened last Friday night.
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