The Fortune Teller

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$32.00; $15.00 UCLA Students

About This Show

Edward Gorey meets Tim Burton in this deliciously twisted marionette play by former Lounge Lizards bassist and hip New York City puppet maker Erik Sanko. Featuring a grotesque array of 15 artfully handcrafted figures, The Fortune Teller unfolds in a fantastic Victorian world as seven characters representing the seven deadly sins convene at a dead millionaire’s estate to claim their inheritance as determined by a fortune teller. One by one, each is delivered what they have coming to them, but perhaps not what they are expecting–a brutal, but suitable, demise. Featuring the gravelly, recorded narration of Irish vocalist Gavin Friday and an eerie score by Sanko and Grammy-winning film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman, this sinister puppet theater spectacle is a perverse, but gleeful morality tale for grown-ups.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 18, 2007 Final Performance: October 28, 2007
Location: Freud Playhouse, California

245 Charles E Young Dr E,

Los Angeles,


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