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= Playoffs Finalists
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: Doña Oxford - Doña 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.
02/25/17: Michelle Gardner: "Creep" & "F*** You" - w/Rodnesha K. Green, Monica Greene & Cj Merriman.
04/08/17: Amir Levi w/Brenda Varda - Excerpts from Amir Levi's cabaret show, with Brenda Varda on keys.
04/15/17: Joe Hernandez-Kolski: "Letter to My Future Wife" - Award-winning Spoken word artist Joe H-K returns.
04/22/17: Ian Smith - Original music.
04/29/17: Tina B. - Spoken word artist Tina B.
05/06/17: Fire Chief Charlie - Local band Fire Chief Charlie perform "Boris" and "We On the Radio."

INVITATION TO LOVE...
AND DEATH

written & directed by TJ O'Brien

They'd do anything for love...
but die for it? Seriously?!?

4 Episodes
Original Run: 2 eps, 10/1/16 - 10/8/16
Playoffs Run: 2 eps, 5/6/17 - 6/3/17

EPISODE ONE (10/1/16)

SUMMARY: Co-hosts Clark Dearborn and Madison Monroe-Adams welcome us back to another episode of the hit reality TV dating show Invitation to Love, an unlikely cross between The Bachelor and American Idol in which “Love Guests” participate in a series of talent competitions as they vie for the love of bisexual “Love Host” Trevor Ashland. After bidding adieu to Love Guest Rhonda, who regrettably told Trevor he reminded her of her pet pig, we launch into tonight’s singing competition. Quirky performance artist Kyle massacres Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights,” but Trevor gives him points for originality. Hot personal trainer Chaz sails through by taking his shirt off as he lipsyncs Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy,” much to Kyle’s chagrin. Meanwhile, at the local precinct, Officer Callahan believes he has what it takes to be the next Love Host, but his superior Sergeant Polk quickly “dream-shames” him of that notion... while back on set, Madison sends her put-upon assistant Andrew on a quest for heart-shaped boba. Finally, sunny Southern Mary Kay rep Betty Lou smiles her way through Bette Midler’s “The Rose,” causing Clark to snap that he hates that song so much that anyone who sings it should have a razor taken to them. Back in her dressing room, Betty Lou is alarmed to find herself facing a razor-wielding intruder, and Andrew later finds her lying in a pool of blood…

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE TWO (10/8/16)

SUMMARY: Sergeant Polk and Officer Callahan hit the Invitation to Love set to investigate Betty Lou’s murder by razor blade. Officer Callahan is especially interested in whether the killing caused a to-do, kerfuffle, or hubbub, much to Sergeant Polk’s exasperation. Madison barely conceals her glee as she reminds Clark in front of the police that he said that anyone who performed “The Rose” should have a razor to him, and Clark is dragged away for questioning. The show must go on, though, and this week’s theme is Drama Week, in which the Love Guests must perform monologues. Vain pharmaceutical sales rep Krystle tackles Linda Loman from Death of A Salesman by purring “Attention must be paid” into a mirror. Kyle performs an original piece about the perils of obsession with social media and fame entitled “The Night I Punched Justin Bieber In The Dick”. Chaz sails through by taking off his shirt and recreating the volleyball scene from Top Gun, much to Kyle’s chagrin. And poor accounting assistant Elaine is swiftly eliminated when she unknowingly chooses one of the most overdone monologues of all time—Jane’s Peter Pan monologue from Durang’s ‘dentity Crisis. Meanwhile, Madison decides that now that she’s sole host, Andrew should refer to her as “Your Majesty”. After the show, the killer strikes again, and Andrew is floored to find Chaz lying in a Pool O’ Blood...

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE THREE (5/6/17) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!

SUMMARY: A broadcast of It’s Nuclear Winter, Charlie Brown is interrupted for a Firsthand News special report examining the recent murders plaguing the reality show Invitation to Love. Investigative reporter Barry Wellington takes us through the premise of the show and reintroduces us to the key players. We revisit the circumstances of the first murder, how an arrest came to be made, and how a second murder occurred... even with the suspect safely behind bars! The question remains… whodunit? And why? Anything is possible - a secret vendetta? A covert hired assassin? Was someone driven mad with power? Could the police be in on it? And can we even be sure the murder victims are really dead? Finally, Barry warns that a new Love Guest is about to join the show… and their identity is going to be a real shocker!

Photos by Jenelle Riley

EPISODE FOUR (6/3/17) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 2!

SUMMARY: Officer Callahan, deeply offended that a jailed Clark doesn’t know the difference between an attorney and a lawyer, denies him the opportunity to call either. Meanwhile, Madison has a new task for Andrew: as blue isn’t her color, change the sky to a nice shade of magenta. As the latest episode of Invitation to Love starts, Kyle and Trevor have a discussion about their feelings that Madison assures us is completely uncoached, yet suspiciously revolves around new and improved Pepsi products. In a surprise twist, the newest Love Guest is the late Chaz’s identical twin brother, yoga instructor Zach — much to Kyle’s chagrin. In light of the recent tragedies, elimination is suspended for this round to give the Love Guests a chance to bond and heal by playing parlor games. When Kyle imitates Carrie during the Imitation Game, he is promptly arrested by Callahan, who reasons that imitating a “serial killer” is something a killer would do. Back at the police station, Sergeant Polk, reaching his limit with Callahan, grants Clark his phone call. And when Andrew finds a dead Madison lying in a pool of blood after the show, he snaps that he is now singlehandedly putting his therapist’s kids through college…

Photos by Jenelle Riley

CAST

Ryan Stathos

Clark Dearborn (Eps. 1-4)

Shanna Collins

Madison Monroe-Adams (Ep. 1)

Marion Kerr

Madison Monroe-Adams (Eps. 2-4)

Paul J. Ballin

Trevor Ashland (Eps. 1-2)

Peter Tullio

Trevor Ashland (Eps. 3-4)

Heather Robinson

Rhonda (Ep. 1)

TJ O'Brien

Kyle (Eps. 1-4)

Colin Thomas Jennings

Andrew (Eps. 1-4)

James Hawthorn

Chaz (Eps. 1-2)

Tim Kopacz

Chaz (Ep. 3)
Zach
(Ep. 4)

Joshua Benton

Sergeant Polk (Eps. 1-4)

Colin Willkie

Officer Callahan (Eps. 1-4)

Kristen Egermeier

Betty Lou (Ep. 1)

Dana DeRuyck

Betty Lou (Ep. 3)

Lauren Mora

Krystle (Ep. 2)

Marisilda Garcia

Krystle (Eps. 3-4)

Jill Czarnowski

Elaine (Ep. 2)

Chairman Barnes

Berry Wellington (Ep. 3)