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.

THE UNLUCKY STIFF
written by Bill Robens
directed by JJ Mayes

Follow the adventures of glamorous and sophisticated
Steve and Delia Cartwright while they in no way
rip off the old "Thin Man" movies.

5 Episodes
Original Run: 4 Eps, 11/22/14 - 1/24/15
Playoffs Run: 1 Ep, 4/4/15

EPISODE ONE (11/22/14)

SUMMARY:  When a boxer is found dead, Detectives Stan, Phil and Dutch are having trouble solving the crime - or even having a conversation that doesn't ramble all over the place.  Barnaby the Cop thinks Benny did it, but it quickly becomes clear that Benny is innocent because he's blind.  Dashing Steve Cartwright can't believe what a hard time everyone is having with the case.  As Benny is released and stumbles all over the place, and the detectives argue whether risotto is a pasta or whether it's rice, classy Delia - Steve's wife - arrives, and she quickly makes some important deductions.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE TWO (12/6/14)

SUMMARY:  Our intrepid and not-so-intrepid investigators come across a filthy young urchin named Luka, who may have seen something important.  Luka is terrified to speak at first, but after a drink courtesy of Delia (and Steve's personal valet, Enrique, who serves everybody a round of martinis), Luka opens up and tells them of the terrible thing she saw.  Everybody is in tears at her story of a great leader stabbed in the back by his best friends, who had to put their ideals above friendship... until they realize that Luka was just telling the story of Julius Caesar.  Still, as Blind Benny continues to stumble about trying to find his way home, Delia and Steve somehow tease out enough clues from Luka's story to deduce that the dead boxer is none other than Joe Spumanti, the Mad Italian.  Delia and Steve split up, Delia going to investigate the place where he trained, and Steve to interrogate Joe's girl, the lead dancer at the Follies.  The others decide to lock Luka up "just in case," just as Blind Benny discovers Enrique's martini cart and declares himself to be home.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE THREE (12/13/14)

SUMMARY:  At the Folies Bergere, a musical number is in progress involving a shaky, polio-stricken FDR.  Also shaky is dancer Betty, the worst dancer in the Follies, and impressario Fluffy Diamonds fires her.  Steve arrives; as the dancers swoon over the famous detective, he interrogates Fluffy about the death of Joe Spumanti, but Fluffy claims to know nothing... nor does hard-bitten Meredith, the leader of the chorus girls.  But Steve's still got his suspicions...

Photos by Scott Golden

EPISODE FOUR (1/24/15)

SUMMARY:  Delia investigates at the ring where the late Joe Spumanti trained.  She interrogates notoriously shady trainer Sonny (who is trying to train Blind Benny), but it's a dead end - he loved Joe like a brother.  But another boxer, the monosyllabic Ungher, has a lead for Delia - a Broadway producer who made Joe mad.  Meanwhile, Steve asks questions of Bruno, the bartender across the street, but mostly just ends up giving the bartender a rather violent what-for over the correct way to make a martini.

Steve teaches bartender Bruno (David LM McIntyre) a violent lesson in the proper way to make a martini. Sonny (Pat Towne), Blind Benny (Mike Mahaffey), Delia (Bonnie Kathleen Ryan) and Ungher (Joshua Benton) in the boxing ring. Not-so-gentle giant Ungher has knocked out Blind Benny. Delia gets some important information from the monosyllabic boxer.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

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

SUMMARY:  Steve and Delia circle back to the Follies to question Fluffy Diamonds further, as well as his collaborator, Meredith.  They get nowhere... but after they leave, Meredith confesses to Fluffy that she killed Joe Spumanti.  She has an evil plan to make millions by paying actors less than minimum wage in plays by people nobody's ever heard of in houses of less than 100 seats and charging "up to ten dollars per seat."  Spumanti was a Councilor with Actors' Equity who got in her way.  She's had a gaggle of actors trapped in the basement at the Follies to break their will so they'll agree to her plans, and she cackles insanely as she releases the staggering thespians from the basement.

Fluffy Diamonds (Stephen Simon) and Meredith (Heather Schmidt), a couple of theater producers. Blind Benny puts in an appearance as Delia and Steve question Fluffy and Meredith. Fluffy wonders what comes next. Meredith reveals her evil plan.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Will McMichael

Steve Cartwright (Eps. 1-5)

Rebecca Larsen

Delia Cartwright (Eps. 1-2 & 5)

Bonnie Kathleen Ryan

Delia Cartwright (Ep. 4)

Pete Caslavka

Phil (Ep. 1)

Corey Klemow

Phil (Ep. 2)

Eric Curtis Johnson

Stan (Eps. 1-2)

Matt Merchant

The Corpse (Ep. 1)
Caesar (Ep. 2)

Julia Griswold

Cass (Ep. 1)
Chorus Girl (Ep. 3)

JJ Mayes

Cass / Enrique (Ep. 2)

Peter Fluet

Blind Benny (Eps. 1-3 & 5)

Mike Mahaffey

Blind Benny (Ep. 4)

Leon Russom

Dutch (Eps. 1-2)

Chairman Barnes

Barnaby (Eps. 1-2)

Dana DeRuyck

Luka (Ep. 2)

Bruno Oliver

Brutus (Ep. 2)

Marz Richards

Cassius (Ep. 2)

Colin Willkie

Sulpicius (Ep. 2)
Clyde (Ep. 4)

Mike Mahaffey

Ligarious (Ep. 2)

Vanessa Claire Stewart

Meredith (Ep. 3)

Heather Schmidt

Betty (Ep. 3)
Meredith (Ep. 5)

Monica Greene

Flumbo (Ep. 3)

Stephen Simon

Fluffy (Eps. 3 & 5)

Natalie Rose

Chorus Girl (Ep. 3)

Victor Isaac

FDR (Ep. 3)

David LM McIntyre

Bruno (Ep. 4)

Pat Towne

Sonny (Ep. 4)

Joshua Benton

Ungher (Ep. 4)

Emily Donn, Julia Griswold, Corey Klemow,
David Mayes, Lisa Anne Nicolai & Amir Talai

99 Seat Actors (Ep. 5)

Choreography by Cj Merriman (Ep. 3)

"There's Money Coming!" - Music & Lyrics by Richard Levinson & Bill Robens (Ep. 3)