Peter Mellencamps adaptation of Bertolt Brechts early, poetical drama is about the cruelty and demise of a bacchanalian poet who recognizes, curses and is cursed by civilizations thin veneer. Ben Rocks staging is sometimes forced, more often intense and seductive, with Gregory Sims growling title character bearing a physical resemblance to young Al Pacino but with a voice like Tom Waits. Sacred Fools Theatre Company, 660 Heliotrope Drive, L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. (added perf Thurs., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.); through February 20. (310) 281-8337.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Feb. 20, 2010
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Los Angeles, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.