Join us for a celebration of William Burroughs' life and work together with the cast and creators of Jon Bastian's Bill & Joan, a haunting new drama inspired by the conflicting accounts of what truly happened in 1951 when William S. Burroughs shot his wife Joan.
1951. Mexico City. Writer William S. Burroughs awakes to find himself in jail,
being questioned about the shooting of his wife Joan Vollmer. Their drunken game of “William Tell” went horribly wrong, and now the Mexican detectives are probing Burroughs’ heroin-hazed, tortured mind for the truth.
Filled with Burroughs’ hallmark vulgarity, voracious wit and provocative characters,
Jon Bastian’s Bill & Joan is a phantasmagorical journey in search of what truly happened on that night when a speed freak and a junkie walked into a metaphorical bar, but only one walked out.
Performances of Bill & Joan will be held at
Sacred Fools Theater
660 N. Heliotrope Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
The Sacred Fools Theatre Company is dedicated to creating and fostering a dynamic, empowered artistic community in Los Angeles. Notable previous productions include the Buster Keaton comedic biography Stoneface, the award-winning action-comedy Watson, the award-winning musical Louis & Keely, and recent hit Neverwhere. Run solely by the ensembled artists, the company’s smashing 17th season continues its ongoing commitment to the development of new plays and projects, which challenge traditional expectations of the theatrical experience. Its goal is to produce work, which invigorates, enlightens and entertains.