Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think.The Judgment of Fools is a debauched vaudevillian social experiment—a comedy like no other. Building on the time-honored tradition of bouffon (that’s fancy French clown lingo for talking back to the audience), spectators will be polled, prodded and poked as a convocation of “Fools” ask them to flex their judging muscles.
Like the court jesters of olde, but in Converse All-Stars, these Fools will descend on Houston to reflect the folly of the world. But they need your help to make sense of it all. They want your thoughts. They want your opinions. They want your emojis, your re-tweets, your “Likes.”You see, the audience is the star of this show. Although The Judgment of Fools is mostly scripted (we’d guess 80% most nights), these Fools will mine the moments of the show from audience interactions. Have you ever want to talk back to a character, during a show? This is your chance.Have you ever wanted to bust out a real conversation with the person next to you? Do it here.
Have you ever wanted to just stop a friggin’ play in the middle of a scene? Here, you can! Equipped with “The Megaphone of Justice” (yes, it’s a thing), Judgment audiences have the power to literally stop the show -- assuming your fellow audience members agree that the Fools have gone too far! If not, you’re out of luck and may console yourself with a free, cheap-ass beer. So, you know, it’s that kind of play. Horse Head dares to say: judge not lest ye be fooled.