Sure, anyone can go out and get drunk on New Year's Eve. But how many people have spent the last night of the year writing and performing plays?
For three years running, the Sacred Fools have gone Fast and Loose on Dec. 31 with eight writers creating plays for eight directors and 20 actors. The all-night theatre party begins at 8 PM and lasts into the wee hours of the night.
Set up like any 24 hour playwrighting festival, the eight writers pick their theme literally out of hat the night before. With a few words written on a slip of paper, they pen a new work, using the props provided, which is then handed to a director and the pool of actors the next morning. They rehearse for the day and then at 8PM, show up to perform for the Fast and Loose audience.
A party follows the performances. This year's evening is entitled Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See.
Tickets are $15-$20 with a $5 off discount for those who show up wearing pajamas. For reservations, call (310) 281-8337. Sacred Fools Theatre is located at 660 N. Heliotrope Drive. The Sacred Fools are on the web at http://www.sacredfools.org. — By Christine Ehren