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.

MOM'S DEAD
written & directed
by Nathan Wellman

Oh well.

4 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Eps, 4/6/13 - 4/20/13
Playoffs Run: 1 Ep, 6/22/13

CAST

Pat Towne

Arthur (Eps. 1-4)

Terry Tocantins

John (Eps. 1-4)

Rick Steadman

Leo (Eps. 1-4)

Rebecca Larsen

Alice (Eps. 1-2 & 4)

Colin Willkie

Dave (Eps. 1 & 3)

Cameron Kasal

Gary (Eps. 1-3)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

Pastor Curry (Ep. 1)

Zach March

Young Man (Ep. 2)

Eric Giancoli

Mike (Eps. 3-4)

Tifanie McQueen

Wanda (Ep. 3)

Matt Valle

Roger (Ep. 3)

Lauren Van Kurin

Mary (Ep. 3)

Peter Fluet

Fred (Ep. 3)

Travis Snyder-Eaton

Alan (Ep. 3)

EPISODE ONE (4/6/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  A family mourns at the passing of their matriarch.  Arthur, her husband, has the most ostentatious display of drunken tears.  As the rest of the family try to come to terms with their dysfunctional history, son John shares a terrible secret with his brother Leo: their mother didn't trip.  She was pushed, by their father, for the insurance money.  John saw it happen.


Dad falls apart at Mom's funeral before things even get started.

Grief. (L-R: Rick Steadman, Terry Tocantins & Pat Towne) Familial tensions. (L-R: Terry Tocantins, Pat Towne & Rebecca Larsen) Pastor Curry (Jay Bogdanowitsch) begins his eulogy. The whole family. (L-R: Terry Tocantins, Pat Towne, Rick Steadman, Rebecca Larsen, Cameron Kasal & Colin Willkie)

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

SUMMARY:  Siblings John and Alice have a tense talk about their mutual and continued dislike of one another, as well as an absent brother. Things get fraught when Leo attempts to confront his father, who offers Leo nothing but contempt, and forces Leo to confront the fact that he's been selfish.  Leo draws a gun, but fires just as his teenage nephew, Alice's son Gary, enters, returning from an ill-thought-out attempt to run away from home.  Meanwhile, Alice is seen in the arms of a young man who is not her husband.


After Mom dies, the dysfunction continues with fighting, drinking, threats, and a runaway.

A drunken Leo wallows in grief and self-loathing. John and Alice talk about their mutual distaste for one another. Leo draws a gun on his father.

EPISODE THREE (4/20/13)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  At the hospital, Gary is slipping in and out of consciousness and coherence as the family continues to argue and come apart.  Pat unceremoniously tells Gary he was adopted, much to the anger of his adoptive father, Dave, who is also understandably upset at Leo for shooting Gary.  Meanwhile, Gary hallucinates a memory of his late grandmother holding him as an infant.  That night, the prodigal son, Mike, finally arrives... just as Gary flatlines.

At the hospital, Fred (Peter Fluet) gives an emotional pep talk to his ailing son Alan (Travis Snyder-Eaton). The family gather's at Gary's bedside. John and Dan commiserate. The deceased mother, Wanda (Tifanie McQueen) in flashback, holding her grandson, the infant Gary.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE FOUR (6/22/13)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  As the family melts down, Alice realizes, with horror, that her father may have killed their mother for the insurance check she just got - to fund her return to college.  Meanwhile, Arthur confesses his guilt to Mike... who suffocates and kills him.  Leo walks in as Arthur is breathing his last, and, shell-shocked, agrees with Mike to say that their father died in his sleep.

Recriminations and regrets. Cleaning up the mess. Cleaning up the mess. Mike cleans up the mess in his own way.  Dad's dead. He died "in his sleep."