“Please Don’t Ask About Becket” at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box

In Wendy Graf’s new play, Please Don’t Ask About Becket, fraternal twins, Becket (Hunter Garner) and Emily (Rachel Seiferth)—best friends, tight as ticks, each the other’s half—inevitably grow apart as they mature into teenage, young adult and beyond. Becket is handsome, smart and gifted. He loves music, can play a guitar and sing and compose. … Continue reading “Please Don’t Ask About Becket” at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box

“Here There Be Dragons” at Sacred Fools Theater Company

Drew Vandiver is an extraordinary raconteur, utterly charming and enormously bright. For an hour plus in his theatrical memoir, Here There Be Dragons, he commands the stage with tales of his career from early childhood in Georgia to his current life in California as a writer/performer. Eschewing W. C. Fields’ famous proscription, “Never work with … Continue reading “Here There Be Dragons” at Sacred Fools Theater Company

“A Gulag Mouse” at Sacred Fools Theater Company

After the Second World War, five women in a grim, Soviet gulag sentenced to years of toil and hunger, struggle to survive the bleak winters, while suffering the humiliating attention of the guards. Arthur M. Jolly’s A Gulag Mouse, now in production at Sacred Fools Theater Company, is no voyeuristic, sexist, women-in-chains titillation. No, rather, … Continue reading “A Gulag Mouse” at Sacred Fools Theater Company

“Past Time” at Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Like the finally honed comic classic of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First,” the opening scene of Padraic Duffy’s new comedy, Past Time, now premiering at Sacred Fools Theatre Company, the niggling, bickering repartee of Leon Russom and French Stewart as long time friends James and Lou, is a giggling, guffaw-inducing splash of funny. The … Continue reading “Past Time” at Sacred Fools Theatre Company

“Miravel, or The Promise of Alphonso Bloch” at Sacred Fools Theater Company

It’s an audacious undertaking, this thorny jazz musical; a love story wrapped up in a conundrum. “Miravel, or The Promise of Alphonso Bloch” – written by Jake Broder, with music and lyrics by Jake Broder, starring Jake Broder and featuring the amazing Jake Broder at the piano – draws a cue from Rostand’s “Cyrano” and … Continue reading “Miravel, or The Promise of Alphonso Bloch” at Sacred Fools Theater Company