11 December 2019

Waiting for Waiting for Godot EXTENDS on raves from the LA Times and more!





What kind of people hang around waiting for a promise that doesn't come?


Waiting for Waiting for Godot EXTENDS through Sat 21 Dec, with rave reviews across the board!  I'll be hanging out at the Plunge after the show Friday if you want to say Hi!  Click a date for on-line tickets, just $15 for any show...

Friday 13 December, 8pm*
*Marian Gonzalez in for Julie Marchiano
Saturday 14 December, 8pm
Sunday 15 December, 5pm
Monday 16 December, 8pm

Thursday 19 December, 8pm
Friday 20 December, 8pm
Saturday 21 December, 8pm

Performing at:
The Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90038


More info!
http://www.sacredfools.org/mainstage/19/godot/
 
production photos by Jessica Sherman

Bruno Oliver as Ester

LA Times:

"a raw and revealing glimpse into the actor's existential dilemma...

careens, amusingly, between vaudevillian slapstick and metaphysical absurdism...

could have come straight out of an old Laurel and Hardy one-reeler...

an acid-etched valentine to... those intrepid aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and oft thankless service of art"

Julie Marchiano as Laura

Travis Michael Holder:

"With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Hanson gets it, his hilarious little gem of a play perfectly capturing any artist's age-old dilemma—and so do director Jacob Sidney and his exemplary pair of veteran physical comedians

a too-brief turn from Julie Marchiano as the boys' resident Mae Busch... particularly watchable looking on in amazement...

should be recognized as one of the best and most memorable things to play here in El Lay this year"
Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val

Stage Raw:

"Full of stellar physical humor, entertaining wisecracking riffs, and philosophical discussions...

Physicality is where the play shines...  Steady overall direction (Jacob Sidney), particularly in fighting (Edgar Landa)...

Hernandez-Kolski is spot-on as the wide-eyed innocent... Oliver fully embodies the know-it-all doofus whose rationale stirs straight into insanity. Julie Marchiano... is the ultimate foil...
Me at the Plunge!  Photo by Marsha Reagan

The SoCal Review:

"Prior to viewing the show, I got a drink with a friend at The Broadwater Plunge next door.

Oliver and Hernandez-Kolski were wonderfully cast... Julie Marchiano played Laura the assistant stage manager so convincingly, with no-nonsense...

a fun, interesting evening at the theatre that gets to the heart of what it means to wake up every morning and need to create"


I've got a slightly new schedule at The Broadwater Plunge!  Catch me Wed-Thu-Fri and SUNday nights...

I hope you're staying warm!

 - j


Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

20 November 2019

inspired... brilliant... genius at work... a must see...





Doesn't seem so absurd to me...


Waiting for Waiting for Godot returns this Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and the early reviews are raves across the board!  I'll be hanging out at the Plunge after the show Friday if you want to say Hi!

If those are tough times, we still have two Sunday shows coming up:  Dec 1st and 8th at 5pm.  Come soon!

The Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90038


http://www.sacredfools.org/mainstage/19/godot/



Bruno Oliver as Ester and Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val, photo by Jessica Sherman

"This production is blessed with two extraordinary comedic actors... under the inspired direction of Jacob Sidney..."

"It would take pages to describe the show's inspired physical comedy... "

"There is genius at work here."

- Paul Myrvold's TheatreNotes


 

Get $15 Tickets for the run 
Julie Marchiano as Laura, photo by Jessica Sherman

"Banter and hijinx prevail without a hitch... "

"We are taken to school by the intrusion of ASM (assistant stage manager) Laura... "

"Brilliant."

"Director Jacob Sidney has this essentially two hander well under control as it bustles apace."

"WFWFGodot is a must see."

- On Stage Los Angeles
 


I've got a slightly new schedule at The Broadwater Plunge!  Catch me Wed-Thu-Fri and SUNday nights...

I hope you're staying dry!

 - j


Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

05 September 2019

Sacred Fools Season Launch, and the cast of Waiting for Waiting for Godot!





I can sum up most of my beliefs with a good acronym.


Introducing the cast of
WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT,
 opening 8 November
in the Broadwater Second Stage!

CAST:

Bruno Oliver as Ester
Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val
Julie Marchiano as Laura

UNDERSTUDIES:

Steve N. Bradford as Ester
Zach Smith as Val
Marian Gonzalez as Laura



This will be the second full production I've directed for Sacred Fools (following Rose and the Rime in 2017), and it's no exaggeration to say that this scrappy, volunteer theatre company has made my directing career possible.

I'm so grateful, and I'm asking for your support as Sacred Fools launches its 23rd Season.


The BEST way you can support me and our production of Waiting for Waiting for Godot is by coming to the Season Launch Party on September 13th!  We Fools always throw a great party.  Just $10 gets you in the door, with drinks, games, and entertainment available all night.  I'll be working at the Plunge:  Come say Hi!
Attend the Season Launch Party >

If you can't make it on the 13th, a donation of any amount will support not just me and my show, but every artist involved in our season.  As a reminder, Sacred Fools is committing once again to offering every seat we sell for NO MORE THAN $15.  Your support helps us keep new, innovative theatre accessible to all income levels.  Thank you.
Donate to our 23rd Season >


As always, catch me at The Broadwater Plunge Wednesday through Saturday night!
I hope you're staying cool!

 - j

Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.