Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997
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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
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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.

THE MANLY ADVENTURES
OF MANLY MEN!

written & directed by Padraic Duffy

8 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Episodes - 4/10/10 - 4/24/10
Playoffs: 5 Episodes - 5/22/10 - 6/19/10

The manly life is the life worth living!

CAST

Bryan Krasner

Dirk Swanson (Eps. 1-3 & 5-8)

Stephen Simon

Todd (Eps. 1-2 & 4)
Hovercat #1 (Eps. 1-2, 4 & 6)

Greg Sims

Mark (Eps. 1-2 & 4)
Hovercat #2 (Eps. 1-3 & 6)

Matt Valle

Kelly (Eps. 1-8)

Erika Salomon

Meadow (Eps. 1-6 & 8)

Shirley Anderson

Mrs. Craphauler (Eps. 1-2, 5 & 7-8)
Battledeer #1 (Ep. 6)

Tegan Ashton Cohen

Roger (Eps. 1-3 & 5-6)

Pat Towne

Gerald Constance (Eps. 2-4 & 6-8)

Trixie

Herself (Ep. 2)

Kimberly Atkinson

Ataxia (Eps. 3-4, 6 & 8)

Jaime Robledo

Hovercat (Ep. 3)

Julia Griswold

Baby Hovercat (Eps. 4-8)

Scott Leggett

Sandy (Eps. 5-8)

Jacob Sidney

Barry (Eps. 5-8)

Hugo Armstrong

Battledeer #1 (Ep. 5)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

Battledeer #2 (Eps. 5-6)
Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Gregory Guy Gorden

Leslie (Eps. 7-8)

JJ Mayes

Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Curt Bonnem

Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Ceasar F. Barajas

Hovercat Dancer (Ep. 7)

Aaron Mendelson

Hovercat Dancer (Ep. 8)

Choreography by Natasha Norman (Eps. 7-8)

PHOTOS

EPISODE ONE (4/10/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Adina Valerio


Meet the manly men.


Meet Dirk Swanson (Bryan Krasner), a manly man.


The Manly Men: Mark (Greg Sims), Dirk and Todd (Stephen Simon)... and Todd's polar bear, the mighty Umlauk.
The phone in Todd's ear rings, the phone Dirk put there with his bare hands.  But who could be calling?
Nobody has that number except for the President... and every sexy lady in the world.


Meadow (Erika Salomon) wants her boyfriend Kelly (Matt Valle)
to put it in her... but for some reason, he doesn't wanna.


Meadow's grandmother, Mrs. Craphauler (Shirley Anderson) advises
Meadow to kick Kelly in the shins.  She did.  It didn't work.


Kelly is the one who called Dirk (seen here eating a bowl of nails - dry), to
ask for his help to become manly.  He found Dirk's ad in Dump Truck Monthly.
"Real men read Dump Truck Monthly," notes Dirk approvingly.  They must
go to the Himalayas to find Gerald Constance, the manly man who
mentored Dirk in all things manly.  But how to get there?


ON HOVERCATS!


HOVERCATS, I SAY!


Flight of the Hovercats!


"You're meadow's friend, aren't you?"  "We eat dirt together."
Mrs. Craphauler asks Roger (Tegan Cohan) to kill Kelly.
Nobody walks out on Craphauler women!

EPISODE TWO (4/17/10)


Meet Gerald Constance


Landing in the Himalayas.


Meet Gerald Constance (Pat Towne), Dirk's manly mentor.
He lives in an Ice Palace.  Manly!


Gerald boasts to Kelly about his manly deeds.


Kelly can't be a real man unless he has his own hovercat - so they
take him out to Hovercat Field to tame a hovercat of his very own.


Todd and Mark ride Umlauk to the Himalayas. It'll
take several days. "I love Dirk," admits Todd.
That's a manly thing to say, right?"


Roger and Meadow seek Kelly.  Meadow still wants Kelly to put it in her, and
Roger keeps mum as he remembers Mrs. Craphauler's instructions to murder him.
(Also pictured:  Miss Trixie as herself.)


Meadow and Roger run into Todd and Mark,
who, unsuspecting give them a ride.

EPISODE THREE (4/24/10)


Manly (and not-so-manly) tales of lions.


Kelly is going to learn how to tame a hovercat.  But first,
a refreshing drink of moist sand and a snack of sandpaper.
"Goes down easier if you dip it in the sand."


Landing in the Himalayas.


Kelly must ride one of Dirk's hovercats, and then jump on
a wild hovercat and hold on until the beast is tamed!


Nose to nose, Gerald and Dirk realize
that Kelly just might be The One...
which means... he's going to have to die.


Kelly's newly-tamed
hovercat (Kimberly Atkinson) speaks to him!
Her name is Ataxia, and he's in danger. She must take him to their
breeding caves, where he will meet the hovercat he is truly destined for...
the hovercat that is still... inside her.


Meadow and Roger arrive, panicked. Umlauk is sick!
Upon leaning who Dirk is, Meadow kicks him in the
ankle and demands he give Kelly back.


"We must find Kelly, for he is missing... and the
fate of the world depends on us getting him back!"

EPISODE FOUR (5/22/10) - PLAYOFFS WEEK ONE! (WILD CARD WEEK)
Photos by Aaron Francis


Gerald Constance's manly tales of wildlife and wild times.


Umlauk is dying.  Is it unmanly to cry?  They agree that it is not.


And neither is Todd and Mark giving him mouth to mouth... together. Mouth to mouth... to mouth.


Meadow arrives and points out that Umlauk is already dead... and she tells them
to blame Dirk Swanson.  "Then," vows Todd, Dirk Swanson must pay."


Meanwhile, after a freaked-out Kelly must help Ataxia with the difficult birth
of her child (Julia Griswold), she
warns Kelly that it's not safe here.
They must leave at once.  Hovercat hunters are coming.

EPISODE FIVE  (5/29/10) - PLAYOFFS WEEK TWO!


OMG TOO CUTE!  Kelly and the baby Hovercat frolic.


Kelly and the Baby Hovercat are way too cute for Dirk.


However, they are stalked by Hovercat hunters Sandy (Scott Leggett) and Barry (Jacob Sidney),
mounted atop their fearsome Battledeer (Hugo Armstrong & Jay Bogdanowitsch)!
Barry, who apparently just farted, doesn't know why Sandy has to humiliate him all the time.


Sandy atop his mount.  Sandy: "Y'know, I love to sensuously kiss my Battledeer on
the neck before I go huntin'!"  Barry (to audience): "That's a him thing, not a me thing."


It hurts the Battledeer's feelings when Barry farts on him.
"When they get back, let's fart on THEM!"
"No one disrespects a Battledeer!"  "YEAH!"


The hunters catch up with Kelly and the baby Hovercat!

EPISODE SIX  (6/5/10) - PLAYOFFS WEEK THREE!


The hunters have nearly caught up with Kelly and the baby hovercat!


Meanwhile, it seems that Roger has a crush on Meadow.  In a sudden
burst of assertiveness, he declares that he'll take action and become
a manly man, and soon, Meadow will swoon in his muscle-arms!


Gerald Constance and Dirk arrive to rescue Kelly and the baby hovercat.


There is a fierce battle!


DOOM!  Gerald and Dirk's hovercats are slaughtered, and the baby is captured!


Ataxia arrives and tells Kelly, "This is your moment to find the
courage... this, young Kelly, is where you learn to be A MAN!"

EPISODE SEVEN  (6/12/10) - PLAYOFFS WEEK FOUR!


The hunters prepare to eat the baby Hovercat.


Mrs. Craphauler meets Gerald Constance... and sparks fly.


"Leslie, you are the worst butler I've ever had."  "I thought I was your son." Sandy
asks sensitive Leslie to butcher the Hovercat. Leslie doesn't want to.  Instead, Leslie,
alone and outcast, wonders if the baby Hovercat can fly him to where he belongs.


Kelly is also feeling lost.  He just doesn't know who he is.


Kelly's friends, the Hovercats, help him to come to a realization.


"I'M GAY!"
(Hovercats, L-R: Curt Bonnem, JJ Mayes, Ceasar F. Barajas & Jay Bogdanowitsch)

EPISODE EIGHT  (6/19/10) - PLAYOFFS WEEK FIVE!


"Look at his steely determination!" says Dirk of Sandy.
"That's about as manly as a man can get."


Sandy and Barry are upset. "I was gonna eat that Hovercat. I WAS
GONNA EAT THE FACE!"  Sandy's going to kill his own son.


Kelly arrives to rescue the baby Hovercat - not knowing she's already gone -
but trips Sandy and Barry's security system.  He runs away.


Dirk no longer cares if Kelly is manly. He just wants him to be happy.  Ataxia tells him
that he hasn't failed Kelly - everything has happened the way it is supposed to happen.
Dirk: "I don't know how appropriate this is... but you are damn sexy."  Ataxia: "I know."


"This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship."


Gerald Constance and Mrs. Craphauler's post-coital pillow talk.


Meadow isn't thrilled by this union, but is happy
to find out that Gerald knows where Kelly is.


Meanwhile, Kelly and Leslie meet... and it's love at first sight.


Happy days are here again!


The pair are blissfully happy...


...until Meadow discovers them.  "KELLY! Is that you!?"  "Uh oh..."