Filmmaker Stuart Gordon is well-known for adapting the works of H.P. Lovecraft, but four decades ago, he also helped bring Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s The Sirens of Titan to life on the stage, and LA's Sacred Fools Theater Company will celebrate the adaptation's 40th anniversary by performing a new version of the play, updated by Gordon himself, to conclude their 20th season.
Press Release: In 1977, acclaimed writer/director Stuart Gordon adapted Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s classic novel for Chicago’s Organic Theater with the approval and input of the author himself. Now Sacred Fools will close its 20th season with the recently rediscovered adaptation, newly updated by Gordon and more timely than ever.
Director Ben Rock ("Baal," "Occupation”) brings to the stage this visually dazzling and darkly humorous sci-fi epic about what happens when the richest man in the world loses everything, sets out on an unbelievable journey through space and time, and discovers nothing less than the meaning of life. Rock and Gordon previously collaborated on the Ovation-nominated cannibalistic love story “Taste” and are thrilled to reunite in bringing Vonnegut’s mind-blowing vision to life.
Founded in 1997, Sacred Fools Theatre Company is a 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating and fostering a dynamic, empowered artistic community in Los Angeles. Notable previous productions include the Buster Keaton comedic biography "Stoneface," the award-winning action-comedy Watson, the award-winning musical "Louis & Keely," the recent hit "The Behavior of Broads " and the ongoing late-night institution "Serial Killers," now entering its 12th year of episodic fun. Run solely by the ensemble artists, Sacred Fools is non-dues paying company that continues its ongoing commitment to the development of new plays and projects, which challenge traditional expectations of the theatrical experience. Its goal is to produce work, which invigorates, enlightens and entertains.
WHAT: THE SIRENS OF TITAN
WHO: Presented by Sacred Fools Theater
Directed by Ben Rock
Adapted by Stuart Gordon
Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Produced by Shaela Cook
Cast: Pete Caslavka, Jaime Andrews, Eric Curtis Johnson, Jax Ball,K.J. Middlebrows, Jesse Merlin, Dennis Neal, Tifanie McQueen, Tim Kopacz
WHERE: Sacred Fools Theater, 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
WHEN: March 31 – May 6, 2017 (Previews: March 24-25), Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm plus Sundays, April 23 & 30 @ 7pm
ADMISSION: Tickets are $25 (previews $15) and on sale now at www.sacredfools.org