LOS ANGELES: Sacred Fools Theater Company has announced its 23rd season, featuring two world premieres and two West Coast premieres.
“This season at Fools you’re going to see shows with extraordinary characters,” said artistic director Aviva Pressman in a statement. “You’re going to love, hate, roll your eyes at, and want to bear-hug the people created on our stages.”
The season will begin with the world premiere of Deadly (Fall 2019), book and lyrics by Vanessa Claire Stewart, music by Ryan Thomas Johnson. The musical centers around the “murder hotel” of America’s first documented serial killer, H. H. Holmes, and is presented from the perspective of his victims. Jaime Robledo will direct.
Up next will be Dave Hanson’s Waiting for Waiting for Godot (Nov. 2019), directed by Jacob Sidney. The play follows two understudies in a production of Waiting for Godot.
Following will be the world premiere of Gifted (early 2020) by Bob DeRosa, about a woman with the power to tell the romantic fates of everyone except herself. Rebecca Larsen will direct.
The season will conclude with Madhuri Shekar’s Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s (Spring 2020), about Catholic schoolgirls’ struggles to put on their first play. Reena Dutt will direct.
Founded in 1997, Sacred Fools Theater Company is committed to developing new works that challenge traditional expectations of the theatrical experience.