Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997
CLOSE SEASON ONE, July 2005 - July 2006       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio
CLOSE SEASON TWO, Oct. 2006 - July 2007       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio
CLOSE SEASON THREE, Sept. 2007 - July 2008       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio
CLOSE SEASON FOUR, Sept. 2008 - July 2009       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow = Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON FIVE, Sept. 2009 - June 2010       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow = Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON SIX, Sept. 2010 - June 2011       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow = Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON SEVEN, Sept. 2011 - June 2012       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON EIGHT, Sept. 2012 - July 2013       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON NINE, Sept. 2013 - Aug. 2014       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON TEN, Sept. 2014 - May 2015       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON ELEVEN, Sept. 2015 - May 2016       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Playoffs Finalists
CLOSE SEASON TWELVE, Oct. 2016 - May 2017       = Photos  = Videos  = Audio   Yellow= Continuing Serials
CLOSE THE NIGHTCAP and Other Miscellany      
10/27/07: A Halloween Song - a song by Richard Levinson
 4/05/08: An Easter Song - a song by Richard Levinson
07/12/08: Patrick Duffy Pays Tribute - Patrick Duffy pays tribute to fallen serials at the 3rd Annual Thurstys
07/12/08: The Proposal Song - a song at the 3rd Annual Thurstys becomes a real marriage proposal!
10/18/08: Biting Political Satire - a song by Richard Levinson
 2/21/09: High Five City - celebrations at our 100th episode
 4/04/09: All The Leaves Are Brown - Terry helps us pass time at vote count
 4/11/09: Dear Back Pain - Joe Hernandez-Kolski wites a breakup letter
 5/02/09: Klagdor & Keely - Klagdor the aspiring-actor robot auditions for "Louis & Keely"
 4/02/11: Send in the Carnies - a song by Richard Levinson
 5/28/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Bad Karma
 6/25/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Cannibal
10/08/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hell on Heels
 2/11/12: Elvis Prestello: Tramp the Dirt Down
 4/21/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Backstabber Lady
 6/09/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Do It Like a Dude
10/06/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Promises
10/20/12: The Hip News: Vote Dizzy - The Hip News swings the election!
 2/23/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hey, Big Spender
 3/02/13: Bela Lugosi's Passion - Cabaret act For Lovers Only combines two great songs.
 4/27/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Black Sheep
 7/13/13: Joe Dances Dirty - Joe Hernandez-Kolski talks about wanting to be Patrick Swayze
 7/20/13: The Engagement Dance of Walter Trey Perkins & Donnelle Fuller - Our second live-on-stage real-life proposal!
 9/28/13: Russell Sings - Cub Sinatra
10/19/13: Only a Lad - Marz Richards sings to round out your evening.
11/23/13: Karl and Little Joey - Karl describes an outrageous act to his pal Joey.
12/07/13: Karl and Little Joey Apologize - An abject Karl apologizes for last week's act.
12/14/13: Smooth Movementz - The dancing sensation that's sweeping the nation.
02/15/14: For Singles Only - Marz Richards will turn you into a lover.
02/08/14: Khan Khan - A musical number from China: The Whole Enchilada.
02/22/14: Roar and Jump - Michelle Gardner performs dances in American Sign Language.
03/01/14: Smooth Moviementz - Smooth Movementz returns with a salute to the movies.
04/12/14: Lovers Dance Apart - "For Lovers Only" presents a lovers musical mashup.
04/19/14: Giter Brider Itzik & Better Off Without a Wife - The dulcet tones of Bryan Krasner.
04/26/14: Rhune Kincaid - Songs of love and doom.
05/03/14: Zachary Bernstein - Zach sings "I've Got My Eye on You" and "Crispy Crispy Clementine."
05/24/14: Devil Doll - Disturbing doings from Marz Richards.
05/24/14: An Encounter with Sates - Sates sings "Encounter."
07/05/14: Tribute to America - Smooth Movementz presents a July 4 weekend patriotic tribute.
07/19/14: Big Finish - A big finish as many of the Season 9 Nightcaps combine for one mega-Nightcap.
09/13/14: Maral Adams - Stand-up comedy from Maral Adams.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Make Whoopee - Thoughts on the most important part of matrimony.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Cowboy Up - An old cowhand on the Rio Grande.
09/27/14: Glen Frazier - Stand-up comic Glen Frazier.
10/04/14: Milo Martin - Utopian nihilist and master of poetry Milo Martin performs a new work.
10/11/14: Korey Simeone - A short history lesson about fiddle music.
10/25/14: Your Host, Birthday Clown - Birthday Clown performs Renfield's "Stuntshow."
01/31/15: Karl Herlinger & Little Joey's Dating Tips - Questionable advice.
02/21/15: Michelle Gardner - Lip-sync sign language dance.
02/28/15: Before Dawn - Musical duo from Austin, Texas.
03/07/15: For Lovers Only - "Thunderbass" - Another musical mashup from "For Lovers Only."
04/04/15: A Word From the Producers of 99 Seat Theater - We're in the money.
04/11/15: The Awesome Gentleman's Society - Gentrifying the hip-hops.
04/18/15: Zachary Bernstein & Friends & Enemies - A "No Scrubs" musical interlude.
04/25/15: Jeremy Gayhorse & Uni - Famed stallion Jeremy Gayhorse visits with insight and poetry.
05/02/15: Orange Blossom Special - Korey Simeone (fiddle), Ryan Johnson (keyboard) and Chris Novicki (drum).
05/16/15: Smooth TV Movementz - Smooth Movementz returns with their tribute to television.
09/20/15: The Radioactive Chickenheads - Punk band The Radioactive Chickenheads rock the Nightcap.
09/26/15: Tyler Tyler - The magic of Tyler Tyler.
10/03/15: Red Light District - Red Light District perform a stripped-down version of their music.
10/10/15: Korey Simeone - Maybe - Korey Simeone may or may not be our entertainment tonight.
11/21/15: Nikki Muller - The Cole Porter of vagina songs.
12/05/15: Dinah Steward - A jazzy "Ghostbusters" and an original song from this classy vocalist.
12/12/15: Ari Radousky's Game Show Thing - High-speed trivia, loud and lightning-fast! Can YOU keep up with Ari?
12/19/15: Smooth Movementz - They're back with a salute to one-hit wonders!
02/20/16: Einstein's Girl - Science and romance collide in this musical performance.
02/27/16: Brendan Sings Bowie - Brendan Hunt and Zachary Bernstein pay tribute to the Starman.
03/12/16: Smokey Miles - Three bespoke songs from the human alter-ego of cult-favorite Count Smokula.
04/16/16: Brandon McCulloch - Three songs from balladeer Brandon McCulloch.
10/08/16: Doa Oxford - Doa Oxford sings "Something You Got"
10/15/16: Nate Shelkey - Nate performs the seasonally appropriate "Halloween 1987."
10/22/16: les petits guignolers - in "La Petit Mort" (The Little Death).
10/29/16: SKULLDUGGERY: "Eight Phases" - A musical number from our mainstage show, a prequel to Hamlet.
11/12/16: R.J. Comer - The Gentleman Outlaw sings "Smothered," "Leave Your Light On" and "St. James Infirmary"
02/04/17: Host Segment: Victor Isaac - Handsome can't compensate for some things.

ALBERT EINSTEIN:
ONE HIT WONDER

written & directed by Jaime Robledo
music direction by Michael Teoli

The mostly true story of a pop icon told as
it should be told... through 80s music.

6 Episodes
Original Run: 4 Eps, 2/7/15 - 2/28/15
Playoffs Run: 2 Eps, 4/11/15 - 4/18/15

EPISODE ONE (2/7/15)

SUMMARY:  The life story of Albert Einstein, as told via 1980s music and a chorus of 1980s-fashion-clad Chorus members.  After all, Einstein was a child of the 80s - the 1880s. We begin with Albert being turned down for a Nobel Prize, as the prize committee cannot quite decipher all the implications behind "E=mc2" - "and besides, you're a Jew."  We go back to his childhood.  Young Albert's parents don't understand him but love and support him nonetheless.  His cousin and sister spend time bouncing a ball against his head while he sits and contemplates.  His father tries to get him interested in sports, but settles for having Albert agree to sit and contemplate outdoors.

Albert Einstein (Joe Fria) reads his rejection letter from the Nobel Prize committee. (Back row, L-R: Aviva Pressman, Rebecca Larsen, Cj Merriman, Amir Levi, Bryan Krasner & Andrew Joseph Perez) Childhood: Einstein's cousin (Amir Levi) and sister (Aviva Pressman) bounce a ball off his head while his father (Bryan Krasner) tries to convince him to go outdoors. Stone cold 80s chorus member. Up With Einstein!

Photos by Scott Golden

EPISODE TWO (2/14/15)

SUMMARY:  Young Albert is shy and awkward around girls - especially his cousin Elsa.  The two have known each other all their lives, and are mutually attracted to one another, but Albert's mother warns of the deformities that could come of "cousin babies."  Still, when left alone to play together, Elsa attempts to court Albert, and the two end up kissing.  They are discovered by Albert's parents; his mother is outraged and forbids the two to ever see each other again, but his father is secretly thrilled that Albert is showing any interest in girls at all.  As Albert sits slumped with his first ever broken heart, a Chorus member tells him they can just skip forward to the future... to the fateful day when he makes his greatest discovery: the Theory of Relativity.

Photos by Marian Gonazlez

EPISODE THREE (2/21/15)

SUMMARY:  Albert wants to become a scientist, but as a patent clerk, he is mocked by the scientists he idolizes.  To impress them, he spends ten years of his life trying to figure out the nature of Space and Time.  He finally comes up with E=MC2, the Theory of Relativity.  The haughty scientists admit that it's an elegant theory, but are still unimpressed: it needs to be proven.  And a Chorus tells Albert the sobering fact that his theory's proving ground turned out to be a weapon, used at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  Albert, horrified, refuses to believe it.  Who would do that?  Shaken, he prepares to be shown more of his future...

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE FOUR (2/28/15)

SUMMARY:  To the strains of "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Albert is horrified to learn that not only did his theory lead to the creation of the atomic bomb, but that he himself was one of many physicists who urged FDR to develop the bomb.  In contravention of the laws of time travel, Albert insists the Chorus take him back in time to change things, but he finds himself unable to persuade FDR to stop the project.  To the strains of "The Kids in America," Albert learns that though the bomb changes the world, it doesn't change how people think.  The Chorus decide to show Albert another part of his life, revealing that he and his cousin Elsa would eventually begin a romance... but not until after he is already married to Mileva Marić.

Albert confronts a needlessly theatrical multi-actor representation of FDR (Erin Holt, Amir Levi, Gergory Guy Gorden, Aviva Pressman & Rebecca Larsen). Albert insists there must be a way to stop his equation being used to build the atomic bomb. "We're the kids in America!  Whoa-oh!" "Kind hearts don't make a new story, Kind hearts don't grab any glory."

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE FIVE (4/11/15) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!

SUMMARY:  Berlin, 1912.  Albert is cruel to his first wife, Mileva, breaking her heart as he embarks on an affair with his cousin Elsa. Mileva sings of her heartbreak as she endures a "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE SIX (4/18/15) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 2!

SUMMARY:  We meet the villain of the story, German scientist Philipp Lenard, Nobel Prize winner for his research on cathode rays and member of the Nazi Party.  Lenard is jealous of Albert's newfound popularity and is skeptical of the Theory of Relativity... and the fact that Albert is Jewish adds fuel to his fire.

Meet Philipp Lenard (Matt Valle), Albert's nemesis. The Nazi scientist believes he should be more popular than Albert. Now is time on "Einstein" when we dance! Lenard vows to crush Albert.

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Joe Fria

Albert Einstein (Eps. 1-5)

Matt Valle

Philipp Lenard (Ep. 6)

Bryan Krasner

Chorus (Eps. 1-2 & 5-6)

Rebecca Larsen

Chorus (Eps. 1 & 5)

Amir Levi

Chorus (Eps. 1-6)

Cj Merriman

Chorus (Eps. 1-2 & 5-6)

Andrew Joseph Perez

Chorus (Eps. 1-3)

Aviva Pressman

Chorus (Eps. 1-4)

Leigh Wulff

Chorus (Eps. 2 & 5)

Rebecca Larsen

Chorus (Eps. 3-4)

Gregory Guy Gorden

Chorus (Eps. 3-6)

Alyssa Preston

Chorus (Ep. 3)

Cut Bonnem

Chorus (Ep. 4)

Erin Holt

Chorus (Eps. 4-6)

Heather Schmidt

Chorus (Ep. 6)

Choreography by Natasha Norman (Eps. 1-2 & 4)

Choreography by Cj Merriman (Eps. 3 & 5-6)