6/10/2023 0 Comments
Experience the delightful journey into the world of campy horror with Sacred Fools' production of "Raise Your Hand... From the Dead!!" This hilarious homage captivates audiences with its eccentric characters, witty wordplay, and impeccable comedic performances that will leave you in stitches.
Written by Natalie Nicole Dressel
Directed by Jay Dutcher
Venue: The Broadwater (Black Box), 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90038
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here
Step into the world of B-movie nostalgia as Sacred Fools presents "Raise Your Hand... From the Dead!!" This hilarious and heartfelt play, originally a part of the Sacred Fools Serial Killers series, is a delightful homage to campy horror flicks. With its offbeat storyline, eccentric characters, and a touch of mystery, this world premiere production keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, ready to embrace the absurdity that unfolds.
Set ten years after a series of unsolved murders, where dead bodies resurface again, this show follows Private Investigator Shaker, portrayed by the talented C.J. Merriman. Shaker asks the disgraced former Animal Control Detective Palmer, played by Natalie Dressel, for questioning. Palmer claims innocence, attributing the murders to a living, disembodied hand. As suspicions arise, Shaker becomes convinced when she becomes a target of the hand's attacks.
The unlikely duo must join forces to solve the mystery before the body count rises. Along the way, they encounter the enigmatic Dr. Manos (Scott Leggett), the multi-faceted Trip/Mr. Thumbson (Ian Price), and the captivating Hand (Marian Gonzalez), all while trying to keep former victim Pinkie Tuscadero (Angela Oliver) safe.
The talented cast wholeheartedly dives into the campiness, showcasing impeccable comedic timing and delivering hilarious, over-the-top performances. From exaggerated facial expressions to slapstick moments, they fully commit to the absurdity of the script, resulting in uproarious laughter from the audience.
Penned by the talented Natalie Nicole Dressel, the script is filled with cringy puns, cheeky references, and playful nods to the B-movie genre. It's a non-stop parade of witty wordplay that will have you groaning and laughing simultaneously. But make no mistake, this show is unapologetically silly, and if you're missing a funny bone, it might not be your cup of tea. However, this production delivers on all fronts for those who revel in the absurd and appreciate the art of a well-crafted pun.
In addition to the stellar performances, it impresses with its technical elements. The atmospheric lighting design adds to the play's eerie ambiance, creating suspenseful moments and enhancing the comedic beats. Well-placed cues and music further contribute to the immersive experience, ensuring that the audience is fully immersed in the wacky world of the show.
"Raise Your Hand... From the Dead!!" is a testament to the creativity and passion of the Sacred Fools team. This production offers a refreshing break from traditional theatrical fare, inviting theatergoers to embrace the absurd, laugh out loud, and immerse themselves in a world of comedic horror. Overall if you're ready to raise your hand and join the fun, don't miss this entertaining and fantastic thriller. And just under an hour, this is a perfect show for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.