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

book, music & lyrics by Zachary Bernstein
directed by Guy Picot
eps. 1-2 directed by Erik Engman

A musical that's catching.

Next Time: Episode 4
Original Run: 2 Eps, 12/8/12 - 12/15/12
Playoffs Run: 2 Eps, 6/22/13 & 7/6/13


Joseph Beck

Townsman #1 (Ep. 1)

Matt Jones

Peggio (Eps. 1-2)

Michael Holmes

Peggio (Eps. 3-4)

Alyssa Preston

Chauncey (Ep. 1)

Erin Parks

Chauncey (Eps. 2-3)

Megan Crockett

Eleanor (Eps. 1-4)

Cj Merriman

Gertrude (Eps. 1-4)

Natalie Rose

Magda (Eps. 1-4)

Julia Griswold

Becky (Eps. 1-4)

Will McMichael

Osgood (Eps. 1-4)

Corey Klemow

Heathcote (Eps. 1-4)

Michael Lanahan

Dr. Verte (Eps. 1-2)

Bruno Oliver

Dr. Verte (Eps. 3-4)

Aaron Mendelson

Townsman #2 (Ep. 1)

Zachary Bernstein

Musician (Eps. 1-2)

Chariman Barnes

Musician (Ep. 1)

Heidi Wienckowski

Musician (Ep. 1)

Laura Napoli

Aunt Mimi (Eps. 2-3)

Casey Vandeventer

Ina Verte (Ep. 2)

Victor Isaac

Townsman #3 (Ep. 2)

Leigh Wulff

Ina (Eps. 3-4)

Zachary Bernstein, Chairman Barnes,
Jonas Oppenheim & Aaron Bittel

The Band (Ep. 3)

Zachary Bernstein, PJ Wyderka,
Jonas Oppenheim, Christian Regul
& Aaron Bittel

The Band (Ep. 4)

Choreography by Aaron Mendelson (Ep. 1)

Choreography by Cj Merriman (Eps. 2-3)

EPISODE ONE (12/8/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  It's the 14th century and the plague is spreading through Germany... but Vice-Principal Chauncey assures her students that steps are being taken to make sure the plague never comes to Friedlichburg.  However, there's a new student in class, the perky Eleanor, who the mean girls at school don't take to... especially when self-involved class hunk Osgood takes a shine to her.  Meanwhile, Dr. Verte warns Chauncey that the plague has indeed breached Friedlichburg's walls, and he's sent for Peggio, a plague doctor... a grim figure who is slowly making his way towards the little town.

SONG: "Who's That New Girl?"  In 14th century Germany, Eleanor is the newest student
at the school in Friedlichburg and has drawn unwanted attention from the mean girls.

DEMO: "Who's That New Girl," performed by Zachary Bernstein (The Bicycats)

DEMO: "When I Look (In a Pond)," performed by Zachary Bernstein (The Bicycats)

A Design most moderne by Jim Pierce

EPISODE TWO (12/15/12)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Eleanor's Aunt Mimi counsels her to tell nobody that she's Jewish.  Eleanor meets with Osgood at the horse stables, where the mean girls watch jealously.  However, Eleanor isn't interested in Osgood's advances... and she shrieks and flees when Osgood pets a rat.  Meanwhile: Heathcoate is lusting for mean girl Magda; Vice-Principal Chauncey is thrilled that Principal Hoch has died from the plague, as that means that she is now Principal - and she blames the plague on the Jews; Dr. Verte works feverishly to prevent the plague's spread, but bleeding the victims may not be the answer; and the plague doctor continues to make his way towards Friedlichburg.

DEMO: "Waiting," performed by Zachary Bernstein (The Bicycats)


Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Chauncey happily announces to the school that all the recent deaths have made her the Supreme Burgomeister.  Dr. Verte introduces Peggio, the plague doctor, who has finally arrived, and is much amazed to find so many people still alive.  He's also surprised to see Eleanor, who he used to date.  She embraces him - and then slaps him and storms off.  The awkward moment is interrupted by another as Osgood, who recently ate a rat, isn't feeling so well, and suddenly collapses, black spots on his face.

The Plague Doctor has arrived in the village with terrible, but not unexpected news: everybody's got the plague. Music!

DEMO: "Everybody's Got the Plague," performed by Zachary Bernstein (The Bicycats)

Illustration by Jim Pierce. Heathcoate (Corey Klemow) helps an ailing Osgood (Will McMichael) to his seat at the school assembly. Principal Chancy (Erin Parks, center) announces her elevation to Burgomeister as Dr. Verte (Bruno Oliver, L) and Ina (Leigh Wulff, R) look on. Plague doctor Peggio (Michael Holmes) is shocked to see so many people still alive. The inevitable finger-pointing. "If it wasn't fleas and rats, it was probably the Jews."


Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  As Osgood lies deathly ill, the girls profess their love for him while Heathcoate can only think of getting tips for bedding Magda.  And neither Dr. Verte nor Peggio have any clue what to do - especially as it turns out that Peggio is not a plague doctor at all... he sells grapefruits.  Ina has a solution, but nobody will listen to her.  And so Osgood dies.

DEMO: "Pickle," performed by Zachary Bernstein (The Bicycats)

Dr. Verte and Peggio are no help at all, and they ignore Ina's suggestions. The girls rush to Osgood's bedside. Heathcoate just wants Osgood to tell him how he can bed Magda. Osgood has died of the plague.