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."

BIG MEN, LITTLE WOMEN
(NOT A PORNO)

written by Peter Fluet
directed by JJ Mayes

A family of good standing but of reasonable means
from Concord, Massachusetts, 1868, finds itself
transported to Echo Park, California, 2013.

7 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Eps, 4/27/13 - 5/11/13
Playoffs Run: 4 Eps, 6/29/13 - 7/20/13

CAST

Matthew Merchant

Matt (Eps. 1-7)

Peter Fluet

Peter (Eps. 1-7)
Superclutch (Ep. 5)

Brian Frates

Brian (Eps. 1, 3 & 6-7)

Alyssa Preston

Marmee (Eps. 1-2 & 4-7)

Pat Towne

Aunt Josephine (Eps. 1-7)

Heather Schmidt

Jo (Eps. 1-7)

Paula Rhodes

Beth (Eps. 1-6)

Natasha Norman

Meg (Eps. 1, 3 & 5-7)

Julia Griswold

Amy (Eps. 1-7)

Matt Valle

Laurie (Eps. 2-7)

Jaime Robledo

Jaime (Ep. 2)

Fergus Intemann

Fergus (Eps. 2-4 & 6-7)

Carrie Keranen

Carrie (Ep. 3)

Rebecca Larsen

Becka (Ep. 3)

Cj Merriman

Cj (Ep. 3)

Marianne Davis

Amy 2 (Ep. 3)

Paul Plunkett

Paul (Eps. 3 & 5)

Tifanie McQueen

Tif (Eps. 3 & 5)

Victor Isaac & KJ Middlebrooks

Club Guys (Ep. 3)

Renly

Renly (Ep. 4)

Abraham Benrubi

Pa (Eps. 5-7)

Bruno Oliver

Security Guard (Ep. 5)

Mandi Moss

Mandi (Ep. 7)

Michael Holmes

Michael (Ep. 7)

Jaime Robledo

Jaime (Ep. 7)

Victor Isaac

Joe, the Retired Scooter Cop (Ep. 7)

Terry Tocantins

Kenneth, the Retired Scooter Cop (Ep. 7)

EPISODE ONE (4/27/13)
Video by David LM McIntyre
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  It's Beth's birthday, and she's absolutely overwhelmed by the gifts her family bestows upon her, including a bag of limes.  Jo even sold her hair to get her dear sister a gift... much to the bewilderment of Jo's 21st century husband, who owns three Office Depots.


The party is interrupted by a base vulgarity which creates much distress for the ladies.

Clockwise from bottom left: Heather Schmidt ("Jo"), Paula Rhodes ("Beth"), Natasha Norman ("Meg"), Pat Towne ("Aunt Josephine"), Alyssa Preston ("Marmee"), Julia Griswold ("Amy") Jo has sold her hair to buy Beth a bag of limes.  Peter (Peter Fluet) is flummoxed. Big man. Little woman.  Not trick photography. Beth and Aunt Josephine.

EPISODE TWO (5/4/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez


Beth and Marmee come to grips with Beth's use of modern slang
while Aunt Josephine works her will as she sees fit.

Amy (Julia Griswold) and Jaime (Jaime Robledo). Laurie (Matt Valle), another import from the 18th century. Amy and her new boyfriend Fergus (Fergus Intemann). The family reacts as they always do.

EPISODE THREE (5/11/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  As Jo enjoys writing on her new laptop and Beth earns the sympathy and respect of hard-edged Tiff, Amy continues her courtship of Fergus... and Aunt Josephine is slipped a pot brownie and proceeds to live it up.  Meanwhile, Laurie is unimpressed with Peter's lack of traditional manliness.  Meg meets Peter's shockingly trashy sisters, but ultimately Meg and Peter begin to form a genuinely close bond.


At the end of a strange date, Meg and Peter realize they
have a lot more in common than they originally thought.

Tiff (Tifanie McQueen) and Beth (Paula Rhodes), at first enemies, come to respect and support one another. Meg (Natasha Norman), Laurie (Matt Valle) and Peter (Peter Fluet) in the car, as Laurie boasts of his manly pursuits. What are Peter's pursuits? "Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica..." "These are manly pursuits?" "...No." Fergus (Fergus Intemann) and Amy (Julia Griswold) offer Aunt Josephine (Pat Towne) a questionable pastry. Laurie meets Peter's trashy sister Becka (Rebecca Larsen).

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE FOUR (6/29/13)
Video by Ed Goodman
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Spoiled brat Amy goes too far, and Beth, in a surprising show of strength, attacks her... after which she weakens once more.


Beth has had it with the antics of spoiled brat Amy and takes matters
into her own hands to resolve the conflict, scarlet fever be damned!

Amy (far L) insists she will continue to see Fergus. (L-R: Julia Griswold, Fergus Intemann, Heather Schmidt, Alyssa Preston, Paula Rhodes & Pat Towne) Beth (Paula Rhodes) Laurie (Matt Valle) and Marmie (Alyssa Preston) Matt (Matthew Merchant), Marmee (Alyssa Preston) & Peter (Peter Fluet)

PLAYOFFS - ROUND TWO!
EPISODE FIVE (7/6/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Amy decides to read the diaries of her family members and learn their secrets.  She finds that Jo and Matt have decided to live together without getting married (GASP!), Marmie and Pa have intercourse (SHOCKING!), Aunt Josephine relies on prunes (UGH), and much more.  In Laurie's diary, she finds that he's planning on separating all the "little women" from their suitors so that he can "take" them all.  Not having any clue what "take" means in this context, Amy wonders where he will take them, and hopes he'll take her first.


Amy reads everyone's diaries in order to gather information for blackmail.

Amy (Julia Griswold) reads her family's diaries. Matt (Matthew Merchant) and Jo (Heather Schmidt) are planning to co-habitate... unmarried. Aunt Josephine (Pat Towne) gives us TMI on her use of prunes. Marmie (Alyssa Preston) and Pa (Abraham Benrubi) in a loving embrace.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND THREE!
EPISODE SIX (7/13/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Aaron Francis

SUMMARY:  Pa, upon learning from Amy of the various romances his daughters have gotten up to, puts his foot down - but is quickly made to feel like a heel.  And Peter, having learned that Meg's left him because of Laurie's lies and manipulation, challenges Laurie to a duel.  Meanwhile, Jo learns that her book has been rejected by publisher after publisher, because it's already been written by somebody else... who was this Louisa May Alcott?


The meta-textual truth of our story is revealed!

Amy tattles on Beth, and Pa forbids her to see Brian again. (L-R: Paula Rhodes, Heather Schmidt, Abraham Benrubi, Julia Griswold & Alyssa Preston) Tif shames Pa, and also her spineless husband Paul. (L-R: Paul Plunkett, Tifanie McQueen, Paula Rhodes & Abraham Benrubi) Amy is upset to be punished by having her ribbons, buttons and limes taken away and given to Beth. The family has an existential crisis when they find out that somebody named "Louisa May Alcott" has written a book about them. (L-R: Natasha Norman, Heather Schmidt, Jullia Griswold, Pat Towne & Paula Rhodes)

PLAYOFFS - ROUND FOUR!
EPISODE SEVEN (7/20/13)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Peter prepares for his duel with Laurie as all the men sadly pine for the March women who have left them due to Laurie's machinations.  The duel is nearly broken up by Kenny and Joe, The Incredible (Former) Scooter Cops, but things get out of hand.  As the duel finally begins, Jo rushes in... and is accidentally shot by Laurie.  Even worse: the March family learns that they cannot stay in 21st century Echo Park.  They must return to Concord in 1868... or they will all die.

Peter (Peter Fluet) and Meg (Natasha Norman) before the duel. Meg confronts Laurie as Amy and Jo look on. (L-R: Natasha Norman, Matt Valle, Julia Griswold & Heather Schmidt) It's the Incredible (Former) Scooter Cops, Joe and Kenneth, here to break up the duel! (L-R: Mandi Moss, Victor Isaac, Terry Tocantins & Matt Valle) Jo (Heather Schmidt) is caught in the crossfire, and dies in Matt's (Matthew Merchant) arms.