LOS ANGELES -- Rik Keller's satirical drama about the real-life child killer, Susan Smith, Dubya 2000: A Political Horror-Tragedy in Three Acts, will have its world premiere at Sacred Fools Theatre on Fri. Oct. 13, with Keller directing. The run is through Nov. 11.
In 1999, Keller produced a revival of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine at Sacred Fools. It was a box-office and critical success, winning awards from Ovation and L.A. Weekly.
In Dubya Keller paints Smith as a modern-day Medea wronged by men and driven mad by that realization. She is also a pawn to the machinations of a prominent political dynasty, itself held in thrall by satanic forces intent on planetary domination.
Producer Paul Plunkett's cast includes Rachel Dara Wolfe, Donna Tina Charles, Jessie Thompson, Aldrich Allen, Jacob Sidney, Richard Gustafson, Corey Klemow, Paul Byrne, Linda Miller, Tom Chalmers, Quinn Sullivan, Stan Freitag, Sharon MacMenamin, Joe Jordan and John Sylvain.
Sacred Fools Theatre is located at 660 N. Heliotrope Drive. For tickets and information call (310) 281- 8337. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent