Richard Foreman, creator of the avant-garde works Now That Communism Is Dead, My Life Feels Empty, Paradise Hotel and Bad Boy Nietzsche, lends his notebooks to Los Angeles' Sacred Fools Theatre for a return run of Watch, playing its final performances Dec. 18 and 19. Jeff Webster of The Wooster Group and Builders Association directs the production.
A work-in-progress, Watch is described as "a look at two people stuck somewhere between promise and dread...the piece is composed of layers of distinct intention, text and sound — conflicting possibilities — composed into entertainment." One of experimental theatre's most decorated veterans, Foreman has won nine Obies, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Edwin Booth Award, and the NEA's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Married couple Tina Kronis and Richard Alger star. Kronis and Alger have collaborated together with Mummenschanz and with L.A.'s Sacred Fools Theater Company on an adaptation of The Seagull in 1999.
Tickets are $8. The Sacred Fools Theatre is located at 660 North Heliotrope Drive in Hollywood. For reservations, call (310) 281-8337.
— By Christine Ehren