“This season has so much of what Sacred Fools does best,” said artistic director Aviva Pressman in a statement. “Shows that are different, push the envelope, take a stand, and are full of the best kind of foolishness.”
The season will open with Burglars of Hamm’s production of Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk (Oct.), by Lars Mattsun, about a troubled young man named Philip, who follows a mysterious child into a world of art, sexuality, and madness. Todd Merrill will direct.
Next will be the world premiere of The Value of Moscow (Nov.), by Amy Dellagiarino, about three estranged sisters who are forced to live together again. Carrie Keranen will direct the show, which will be presented at the Broadwater Second Stage.
Following will be the West Coast premiere of Jirén Breon Holder’s Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Jan., 2019), about two African-American couples in Tennessee during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael A. Shepperd will direct the show at the Broadwater Black Box.
The season will close with the world premiere of Peter Fluet’s Tangerine Sunset (March, 2019), a comedy about a party on a private island that goes awry. JJ Mayes will direct.
The company has also announced the first show of next season, the world premiere of Deadly with a book and lyrics by Vanessa Claire Stewart and music by Ryan Johnson. The musical is about America’s first serial killer H. H. Holmes. Jaime Robledo will direct.
Sacred Fools also recently opened the Broadwater Plunge, a new bar in the heart of Hollywood’s Theatre Row, and will present late-night and off-night programming.
Founded in 1997, Sacred Fools is an ensemble-run company committed to new works.