Welcome to Sacred Fools Theater Company, est. 1997
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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: 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.
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."

THE WEAVER
written & directed by Aaron Francis

7 Episodes
Original Run: 6 Episodes - 9/25/10 - 11/13/10
Playoffs: 1 Episode - 5/21/11

She'll make your dreams come true.

CAST

Julia Griswold

Star (Eps. 1-7)

Eric Giancoli

Jackson (Eps. 1-7)

Rebecca Larsen

Bianca (Eps. 1-7)

Matt Valle

Dan (Ep. 1)

Marianne Davis

Melissa (Ep. 1)
Voice of Jackson's Mom
(Ep. 4)

Aaron Francis
Gregory Guy Gorden

Puppeteers (Ep. 1)

Suzanne Karpinski

Rosie (Ep. 2)
Woman (Ep. 7)

Gregory Guy Gorden

David (Ep. 2)

Aaron Francis, Marianne Davis,
David Haverty & Matt Valle

Dream Engineers (Ep. 2)

Sandy Fury

Elder #1 (Ep. 3)

Ameenah Kaplan

Elder #2 (Ep. 3)

Lisamarie Costabile

Elder #3 (Ep. 3)

Megan Crockett

Elder #4 (Ep. 3)

Jennifer Kenyon

Elder #5 (Ep. 3)

Ari Radousky, Adina Valerio, Joseph Beck,
Gregory Guy Gorden, Pete Caslavka,
Ian Crossland, David Haverty,
Marianne Davis, Suzanne Karpinski,
Lisa Younger, Melissa Wintringham,
Ronni Valentine & Pogo Saito

Dancers (Ep. 3)

Suzanne Karpinski

Woman #1 (Ep. 4)

Marianne Davis

Woman #2 (Ep. 4)

Adina Valerio

Woman #3 (Ep. 4)

Matt Valle

Man #1 (Ep. 4)

Pete Caslavaka

Man #2 (Ep. 4)

Kaaden Francis

Young Jackson (Ep. 4)

Suzanne Karpinski, Adina Valerio, Ari Radousky,
Joseph Beck & Aaron Francis

Dream Technicians (Ep. 5)

Lisa Marie Costabile

Marie (Ep. 6)

Pete Caslavaka, Gregory Guy Gorden,
Ari Radousky, Joseph Beck, Aaron Mendelson,
Curt Bonnem, Suzanne Karpinski,
Adina Valerio & Erin Holt

Dream Technicians (Ep. 6)

J Warner

Paul (Ep. 7)

Crescent Muhammad

Aldona (Ep. 7)

Clover

Brandy (Ep. 7)
Choreography by Marianne Davis (Ep. 3)
Bought to you by The Kraz (Ep. 4)

EPISODE ONE (9/25/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Rachel Howe

SUMMARY:  Star is a Weaver of dreams... with a vengeful streak.  When a sleeper complains that his dream is too boring, she gives him a horrifying nightmare instead, landing her in hot water with her superiors.  Fellow Weaver Jackson dresses her down, but he's in love with her, and gives her one more chance... much to the chagrin of the jealous Bianca.

Star (Julia Griswold) is The Weaver. When Dan (Matt Valle) complains that he's bored with his dream of playing 'mental Battleship,' Star takes her revenge (see video). Star gives Dan a nightmare. Star gives Dan a nightmare. Star gives Dan a nightmare. Star gives Dan a nightmare. Dan wakes up, shaken, and tells Melissa (Marianne Davis) of his dream. Jackson (Eric Giancoli) dresses down Star for giving Dan a nightmare. She used to be the best, but she's no good at anything anymore. Jackson (Eric Giancoli) dresses down Star for giving Dan a nightmare. She used to be the best, but she's no good at anything anymore. He gives her one more chance: there's a grad student studying for finals who needs to have some really bad anxiety dreams. Bianca (Rebecca Larsen) thinks Jackson only gave Star one more chance because he's still in love with her.


Star gives Dan a nightmare.

EPISODE TWO (10/2/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Ceasar F. Barajas

SUMMARY:  Star redeems herself when she gives a dreamer an intense anxiety dream, inspiring her to study for her impending final exams.  However, Bianca interferes...

Rosie (Suzanne Karpinski) 'wakes up' late for her first day at work. Her boyfriend David (Gregory Guy Gorden) tries to help her find her shoes and keys. At work, Rosie is overwhelmed by an ever-growing wall of paperwork. She's summoned to the boss' office, and can't seem to reach the door. Rosie is surrounded by silent, faceless drones. Rosie is surrounded by silent, faceless drones. 'Will somebody please just stop and talk to me?  Please?  Can you hear me?  Can you see me?  AM I HERE?  SOMEBODY JUST NOTICE ME!' Suddenly, her teeth begin falling out. Suddenly, her teeth begin falling out. Star informs Rosie it's time for her final exam. She must give her speech in front of the class... naked. Rosie wakes up in a panic, resolving to study for her finals. Jackson is proud of the job Star did. Bianca is watching Star, waiting for her to fuck up. Bianca, interfering, gives Rosie a nightmare that David has turned into a savage gorilla. Curtain Call


Rosie's anxiety dream.

EPISODE THREE (10/9/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Ceasar F. Barajas

SUMMARY:  Star, in a good mood, creates a joyous dream for a brokenhearted dreamer... but her good mood is short lived when the Elders exile her for her "crimes" and disobedience regarding the anxiety dream.  Jackson, who is Star's watcher - and the only male ever allowed to be a Weaver - is exiled with her.  It transpires that the leader of the Elders is Bianca's mother, and is acting on her instructions.  Bianca now plans to brutally murder Star, and make Jackson fall in love with her.

A dreamer (Ari Radousky) He breaks into song and dance. (see video) Jackson's happy to see Star happy.  However, there's a situation. The Elders exile Star for her 'crimes' and disobedience. The Elders: Ameenah Kaplan, Sandy Fury, Jennifer Kenyon & Megan Crockett Jackson protests. Both are exiled. Bianca feigns sadness Bianca and her mother conspire. Curtain Call


Star gives a brokenhearted dreamer a joyous dream full of song and dance.

EPISODE FOUR (10/16/10)
Photos by Andrew Post
Video by Jay Bogdanowitsch

SUMMARY:  Jackson and Star indulge in relaxing dreams.  Star hated having to create dreams on a schedule to order.  She believes dreams are an art form and should be treated as such.  Jackson, however, thinks dreams are about driving people towards their destiny, but Star thinks he's deluded. So why create dreams, then?  Because they're good at it. And without the Weavers, people would just dream about work and commuting.

Bianca arrives and engages Star in a dream-duel, in which she is mortally wounded.  Bianca then fights Jackson, and gives him a dream of when he was a small, helpless child.  As little Jackson drowns in a dream river, Star appears to him and tells him that it's just a dream.  The water isn't real... and he's no longer a scared little boy.  As they free themselves from Bianca's manipulations, they prepare to make her pay for what she's done.

Jackson debates the nature and purpose of dreams with Star. Bianca banishes Jackson's dream. Bianca challenges Jackson to a dream-duel. (see video) Jackson dreams of being a helpless child. (see video)


Bianca and Jackson engage in dream battle, and she regresses him to childhood.

EPISODE FIVE (11/6/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Jay Bogdanowitsch

SUMMARY:  Star and Jackson pursue Bianca through the dreamscape.  When they catch her, Bianca shocks them by apologizing. She tearfully tells them that all she ever wanted was to be happy, and for people to like her. She was jealous that Jackson loved Star in a way he'll never love her.  What will they do with her?  Bianca has a plan to get them their jobs back and end their exile: invade the dreams of the Council and change their minds from within.  Having nothing to lose, Star and Jackson agree.

Bianca's bravado is about to run out. Bianca is pursued through the dreamscape. Bianca is pursued through the dreamscape. Bianca is pursued through the dreamscape. Bianca's tearful apology. 'Well, shit.  That wasn't what I expected at all.' Star ponders Bianca's plan.

EPISODE SIX (11/13/10)
Photos by Aaron Francis

SUMMARY:  Star, Jackson and Bianca invade the dreams of Marie, a member of the Council.  She dreams of humiliating subordinates and worries that her sexuality is what people value most about her.  She seduces a subordinate, which turns into an orgy... t the end of which she finds herself in bed with Star and Jackson, feeling very sexually satisfied.  That's Marie's feelings towards Star and Jackson influenced, but her desires were the simplest.  This was the easy part.  Now comes the rest of the Council...

Star is still dubious about Bianca's motives. Bianca is hurt by her mistrust.   Entering Marie's dreamscape. Marie (Lisamarie Costabile) conducts humiliating job interviews. Dream Applicant #1 (Aaron Mendelson). Dream Applicant #2 (Curt Bonnem). Dream Applicant #3 (Pete Caslavaka). Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. Marie's dream turns steamy. A huge orgy breaks out. Marie 'wakes up' after the steamy dream... ...and finds herself in bed with Jackson and Star.

PLAYOFFS WEEK TWO!
EPISODE SEVEN (5/21/11)

Photos by C.M. Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Paul dreams of his dog, Brandy, who he lost when he was a kid. As the dream morphs into a dream about sex with a beautiful woman, Star, Jackson and Bianca invade his dream and send him to sleep. They can hide from the Dream Police in this limbo between sleep and wakefulness for a little while... and they're in danger if he awakens while they're there. Bianca panics, but Star has a plan: they'll take the fight directly to Aldona, Bianca's mother, by breaking into her dreams and convincing her they're no longer a threat by setting themselves up as heroes in one of her terror fantasies. Bianca is skeptical, but agrees. However, it seems that they weren't hidden after all. Aldona has heard everything.

Dean (J Warner) dreams he's seen the dog he lost as a child. He meets an old woman (Suzanne Karpinski)... ...who morphs into a sexy young woman. Dean can't believe his luck. Star and Jackson invade his dream and send him to sleep. Star convinces a skeptical Bianca to invade the dreams of her own mother. Curtain Call