Paul Zaloom -- TV's "Beakman" -- will bring his latest zany one-man show, Sick But True, to Highways Performance Space for two weeks, April 2-12.
Zaloom, best known as the modern, mad Mr. Wizard on the children's cult television show Beakman's World, will unveil an adult side to his work that could never end up on the tube on a Saturday morning.
Sick But Hurt is a three-part solo extravaganza that bitingly skewers various elements of contemporary civilization.
"Utilizing an overhead projector in an alarmingly unique way, [with] authentic poisonous food ingredients and a plethora of found objects, Zaloom's show promises to breathe new life into the old political satire format," said a company spokesperson.
At age 19, Zaloom joined the Bread and Puppet Theatre and continues to work with the company on the annual Domestic Resurrection Circus. Sick But Hurt is his ninth solo work. He has performed at festivals across the U.S., Canada and Europe. He is the recipient of an Obie Award for his The House of Horror, a show about indoor pollution. In 1991 he was awarded a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship for further research and development of his work. Performances are Thursday - Sunday at 8 PM at Highways, 1651 18th St. in Santa Monica. For tickets, $15-$20, call (213) 660-8587.