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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.

CHICK TRACT - THE MUSICAL!
curated by Vanessa Stewart
music & lyrics by Richard Levinson
directed by Paul Plunkett

You can go to Hell.

10 Episodes
Original Run: 8 Eps, 9/13/14 - 11/22/14
Playoffs Run: 2 Eps, 4/4/14 & 4/18/14

Hosted by Vanessa Stewart (eps. 1-5 & 7-8)

EPISODE ONE (9/13/14): "Doom Town"

SUMMARY:  Vanessa Stewart introduces us to the idea of "Chick Tracts" - an actual thing that exists.  They are comic books that are passed out by Christian Evangelicals in order to teach about the wages of sin.  In this week's adaptation, the evil homosexuals, in concert with the liberal activists, plan a terrorist plot to give gay blood at blood drives and spread AIDS.  When Tom, a rollerskating gay man, meets John, an upright Christian, Tom explains to him the evils of homosexuality by telling him the story of Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah.  Tom is, of course, saved by hearing the story, renounces his homosexuality and comes to Christ.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Zachary Bernstein

CAST

Pat Towne

Liberal Activist / Monster

Michael Lanahan

John

Will McMichael

Charlie / Sodomite

French Stewart

Tom

Bryan Krasner  & Marz Richards

The Angels

Bart Tangredi

Abraham

Ezra Buzzington

Lot

Julia Griswold

Innocent Child

Chairman Barnes

Rich Man / Sinner #1

Guy Picot

Doheny

Erin Parks, Lauren Van Kurin, Dana DeRuyck,
Perry Daniel, Kara Andrea Emry,
Esteban Andres Cruz & Amir Levi

Rally Crowd / Sinners / Sodomites

EPISODE TWO (9/20/14): "Party Girl"

SUMMARY:  Jill doesn't want to obey her parents; she wants to drink and fornicate, and, with Satan's encouragement, heads on down to New Orleans to do so.  However, when a divinely well-timed phone call from her mother prevents her from drinking a poisoned drink, which instead kills one of her sinning friends, she drops to her knees and thanks God for her good fortune, instantly reforming her ways.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Douglas Gabrielle

CAST

Crystal Keith

Jill

Guy Picot

Satan

Erin Matthews

Rita

Michael Lanahan

Minion

Jaime Robledo

Smarmy Guy

Erin Parks

Debbie

Nathan Wellman

Jesus

Dana DeRuyck, Lauren Van Kurin,
Julia Griswold, Chairman Barnes,
Isaac Deakyne & Esteban Andres Cruz

Partiers / Demons

Richard Levinson
Zachary Bernstein
Michael Teoli

The Band

EPISODE THREE (9/27/14): "Crazy Wolf"

SUMMARY:  When Native American elder Mary rejects her heathen gods for Christianity, Margaret, another Native American woman, decides she must be punished.  When a "strange force" prevents her from placing a curse on Mary, she hires mercenary demon Crazy Wolf to tear Mary's heart out.  However, Mary has Jesus by her side, who handily defeats Crazy Wolf.  Crazy Wolf repents his sins, and although he is murdered by a vengeful Margaret and her minions, he is escorted to Heaven by Jesus, while Margaret and the others are killed and taken to Hell.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Douglas Gabrielle

CAST

Ruth Silveira

Old Mary

Tifanie McQueen

Margaret

Natalie Rose

Little Feather

French Stewart

Rollerskate Gary

Jaime Robledo

Henry

David Haverty

Crazy Wolf

Chairman Barnes

The Pastor

Esteban Andres Cruz

Crazy Wolf's Second

Marz Richards

Satan

Pete Caslavka

Jesus

Paul Plunkett

Not Vanessa

Julia Griswold
Lauren Van Kurin
Chairman Barnes

No-Good Kids

Richard Levinson
Zachary Bernstein

Musicians

Choreography by Esteban Andres Cruz

EPISODE FOUR (10/4/14): "Uninvited"

SUMMARY:  As some people don't believe Vanessa that Chick Tracts are real and think she's making it up for Serial Killers, she introduces us to two of her childhood friends, Nadia and Jon, who are visiting from Louisiana, who confirm they also got handed Chick Tracts when they were kids.  She wants to be extra clear this week that she did NOT write these, because this week's story is extra-offensive.

Four gay men dying of AIDS in a hospice are resentful of Nurse Clara, who tells them they're not children of God and are doomed because of their sinful homosexual ways.  When she reveals that she was raped by a black man and then saved by Jesus, the gay men tearfully reveal that they became gay because they were molested, and then warped by evil spirits.  The men repent so they can go to heaven when they die.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Jon Bostick

Jon Bostick

Nadia Elahi

Nadia Elahi

Alyssa Preston

Nurse Clara

Guy Picot

Bobby

Amir Levi

Harold

Jaime Robledo

Fred

Troy Blendell

George

Will McMichael

Jesus

Isaac Deakyne

Satan

French Stewart

Rollerskate Gary

Richard Levinson

Keyboard

Choreography by Esteban Andres Cruz

EPISODE FIVE (10/11/14): "Dark Dungeons"

SUMMARY:  While playing the D&D-esque "Dark Dungeons," Debbie kills the character of her best friend Marcie, who leaves the game in tears.  But Debbie doesn't care; the dungeon master, Ms. Frost, says she's progressed far enough in the game to learn real magic as part of her coven.  Debbie uses a mind bondage spell to make her father buy her more D&D equipment, and ignores Marcie's calls. One day she finally goes to visit Marcie... and finds that she's hung herself.  Debbie is horrified and repentant, but Ms. Frost angrily tells her not to waste her tears on such a weakling.  Wanting to free her soul from the malign influence of the game, she turns to her friend Mike, who takes her to a church meeting where the speaker shows her how to free her soul from the malign influence of witchcraft and the occult through the teachings of Jesus.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Rebecca Larsen

Ms. Frost

Angela Sauer

Marcie

Julia Griswold

Debbie

Tifanie McQueen

Mrs. Anderson

Donal Thoms-Cappello

Mike

Matt Merchant

The Speaker

Nathan Wellman

Gamer / Sinful Icon

Erik Engman

Fanboy / Sinful Icon

Marz Richards & Will McMichael

Robed Figure / Sinful Icon

Carrie Keranen

Debbie's Mom

Josh Benton

Satan

Chairman Barnes

Jesus

French Stewart

Rollerskate Gary

Richard Levinson

Keyboard

EPISODE SIX (10/25/14): "Angels?"

SUMMARY:  Jesus introduces this week's episode, expressing bemusement at the fact that whoever writes the Chick Tracts doesn't really seem to understand him.

Struggling Christian rock group the Green Angels meet a "Lew Siffer," who offers to become their agent so long as they'll sign a contract in blood; he is, of course, Lucifer, and he says that he created rock music - responsible for everything from Elvis to the Beatles to Motley Crue... and even Christian Rock.  The Angels soon become rich and famous.  When two of the band members decide to get gay married, Lew destroys them with AIDS, and their uncaring bandmates callously replace them.  However, Tom, one of the bandmates, is finally redeemed when he accepts Jesus into his heart - a blonde, blue-eyed Jesus, unlike the Arab Jesus who has been narrating.  Blue-eyed Jesus blows Lew away with a machine gun, and Tom rejects rock music and is saved.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Amir Talai

Jesus

Bruno Oliver

Lew Siffer

Joey Bybee

Tom

Curt Bonnem

Bobby

Zachary Bernstein

Don

Jacob Sidney

Jim

Yonie Wela

Chick Tract Jesus

Lauren Van Kurin

Jane

EPISODE SEVEN (11/15/14): "The Death Cookie"

SUMMARY:  In this anti-Catholic story, the Roman Emperor Marcus is losing control of the people, but Satan comes to him and tells him that the route to power is to create a lot of ritual and convince the people that only he and his "holy helpers" know God's will.  Marcus will become the first Pope... and Satan's crowning detail is that he'll make people worship... a cookie.  Specifically, a communion wafer.  After convincing the people not to actually read the Bible - as then they'd see through this mumbo-jumbo - the Pope sets himself up as ultimate arbiter of God's will, cutting the people off from the true word of God.  And so the stage is set for a showdown between Catholic Jesus and the Chick Tract Jesus (while the guy who played Arab Jesus last week sits in the audience disgusted with the whole thing).  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Michael Lanahan

Satan

Scott Leggett

Marcus

Marz Richards

Holy Helper #1

Amir Levi

Holy Helper #2

Matt Valle

Catholic Jesus

Matt Merchant

Chick Tract Jesus

Amir Talai

Guy Who Played Jesus Last Episode

French Stewart

Rollerskate Gary

Will McMichael, Erik Engman, Nathan Wellman, Joshua Benton, Chairman Barnes,
Jaime Robledo & Guy Picot

Friends, Romans, Countrymen

EPISODE EIGHT (11/22/14): "The Poor Little Witch"

SUMMARY:  Mandy is bullied by the mean girls at school, and her teacher, Mrs. White, invites her to a slumber party - at which she's given a taste of demonic power, via a demon named "Bruth."  Mandy asks Bruth to humiliate her tormentors, and when Bruth comes through, she's overjoyed.  However, things become too much for her when a meeting of her new coven includes the ritual sacrifice of an infant one of the coven birthed just for this ceremony.  Mandy is forced to drink the infant's blood, and told she'll be killed if she ever tells anybody - even the Chief of Police is one of their coven.  And Mandy is slated to be the next woman to give birth to a sacrificial child.  But when she turns to Mrs. Grayson - a "traitor" to the witches Mandy was warned against - she is led to Jesus and set free.  READ THE ORIGINAL CHICK TRACT

Mandy (Dana DeRuyck) wishes for a way to deal with the mean girls at school (Erika Rose, Lauren Van Kurin & Heather Schmidt). Teacher Mrs. White (Adriana Roze) tells Mandy a demonic way to get back at the mean girls, as fellow coven members Dolores (Rebecca Larsen) and Lorraine (Julia Griswold) look on. Mandy summons the demon Bruth (Esteban Andres Cruz) to do her bidding. A horrified Mandy finds out just what she's gotten herself into.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Dana DeRuyck

Mandy

Heather Schmidt

Mary

Erika Rose

Leslie

Lauren Van Kurin

Gina

Erin Matthews

Barbara

Esteban Andres Cruz

Bruth

Adriana Roze

Mrs. White

Rebecca Larsen

Dolores

Marz Richards

The Warlock

Julia Griswold

Lorraine

Perry Daniel

Chick Tract Actress

Cynthia Beckert

Mrs. Grayson

Joshua Benton

Jesus

French Stewart

Rollerskate Gary

EPISODE NINE (4/4/15) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!

SUMMARY:  Jesus reintroduces us to the idea of Chick Tracts, reminding us that Jack Chick has very strong - and wrong - opinions about homosexuality, teenagers, Dungeons & Dragons, and Native Americans, as well as about science.  Satan arrives to instigate a musical number that embodies Chick's general philosophy: "Fuck You, You're Going to Hell."  But the number is interrupted by Jack Chick himself, who angrily declares that they're all making fun of him.  He's toting a rifle and is here to sort out all of us sinners.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Amir Talai

Jesus

Julia Griswold

Debbie

David Haverty

Crazy Wolf

Amir Levi

Bernie

Joey Bybee

Scientist

Jacob Sidney

Satan

Esteban Andres Cruz

Bruth

Matt Valle

Chick Tract Jesus

Angela Sauer

Dead Marcie

Bruno Oliver

Jack Chick

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

SUMMARY:  Jack Chick doesn't believe the real Jesus is really Jesus, since he looks like an Arab.  He rails at the cast of the show for mocking him and his beliefs; only Chick Tract Jesus gets a pass, and the two sing a duet about Jack's twisted worldview.  Jack then prepares to read one of his tracts in hopes of converting the audience to his brand of Christianity.

Jack doesn't believe Jesus is really Jesus because he looks like an "Ay-rab." The Chick Tract Jesus, unsurprisingly, throws in with to Jack. The Devil, Jesus and Jack Chick. Jesii.

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Amir Talai

Jesus

David Haverty

Crazy Wolf

Julia Griswold

Debbie

Amir Levi

Bernie

Paul Plunkett

Scientist

Jacob Sidney

Satan

Matt Valle

Chick Tract Jesus

Angela Sauer

Dead Marcie

Bruno Oliver

Jack Chick