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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.

BACK PORCH TALES PRESENTS...
written, directed & music by Korey Simeone
episode 2 directed by Jaime Robledo

Tennessee. 1931. A man and his lamb.

7 Episodes
Original Run: 2 Eps, 11/16/13 - 11/23/13
Playoffs Run: 5 Eps, 5/17/14, 6/28/14 - 7/19/14
SECOND PLACE PLAYOFFS WINNER

EPISODE ONE (11/16/13)
The Slayton County War, Part 1

SUMMARY:  When Papa Bub goes out looking for his lost lamb, he wanders into the territory of the Jub family, which threatens to break the peace between the two feuding families.  But young Jack Jub is in love with Maybelle Bub... they've been in love since they were sprats.  And when Maybelle vanishes, the feud may be back on...

The Slayton County Players Billy Jub (Jay Bogdanowitsch) flirts with Maybelle Bub (Maureen Hennigan). Papa Bub (Bruno Oliver) and Jack Jub (Korey Simeone) Mama Jub (Cj Merriman) and Delmer (Chris Greenwood).

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE TWO (11/23/13)
The Slayton County War, Part 2

SUMMARY:  As Papa Bub and Delmer search for Maybelle, they meet a blind old blues singer named Blind Lemon Custard ("the 'd' is silent").  Blind Lemon and his hands, which have a life of their own, agrees to help - after insisting on playing a blues song first.  After pointing the Bubs on their way, we learn that he's actually been paid by Billy Jub - the seemingly lesser of the two Jub brothers - who had run off with Maybelle, to throw the Bubs off his trail.

The natives of Slayton County (L-R: Jay Bogdanowitsch, Cj Merriman, Chris Greenwood, Korey Simeone & Bruno Oliver) Papa Bub (Bruno Oliver) and Delmer (Chris Greenwood) search for Maybelle. Billy Jub (Jay Bogdanowitsch) makes sure Blind Lemon Custard (Victor Isaac) threw the Bubs off his trail. Mama Jub (Cj Merriman) upbraids Jack Jub (Korey Simeone).

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE THREE (5/17/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 1!
The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 1

SUMMARY:  Blind Lemon Custard tells the story of how he became the greatest bluesman alive, when one day in his youth he met a Mr. Zebub at the crossroads.  Zebub challenged Lemon - not yet blind - to a musical duel fo the sort you're probably familiar with: if Lemon wins, he becomes a great bluesman.  If Zebub wins, he gets Lemon's soul.  Lemon wins handily against Zebub's awful playing, but Zebub forces him to accept best out of three, on the grounds that Lemon cheated by understating his abilities.  Zebub leads the second round with a fantastic solo, and a worried Lemon realizes that he's been played.

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE FOUR (6/28/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 3!
The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 2

SUMMARY:  Zebub attempts to best Lemon by playing fiddle.  Lemon says he's never played fiddle before... and yet, after a scratchy start, he suddenly picks it up and, he believes, bests Zebub to win two out of three.  However, the Big Man downstairs has decided that the match was a draw, and now Lemon must face his Lieutenant, Mel Phistopholes.

Time for the final musical showdown for Lemon's soul. Zebub plays with confidence... ...but Lemon ultimately bests him.  Or so it seems. Mel Phistopholes (Abraham Benrubi) informs Lemon that the Big Man downstairs has declared the match a draw, and he must now face Mel in musical combat.

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE FIVE (7/5/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 4!
The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 3

SUMMARY:  Blind Lemon gets off to a roaring start... and Mel's too much of a fan of Lemon's to even try to compete with him.  In fact, Mel seems to have a bit of a crush on Lemon, and sings "All of Me" to the increasingly uncomfortable musician.  However, the awkward serenade is interrupted by Mrs. Big Man, who is incensed that Mel hasn't followed orders.  So now Lemon will have to face her... and her musical chops quickly prove that Lemon may be in deep, deep shit.

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE SIX (7/19/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 5!
The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 4

SUMMARY:  Mrs. Big Man sings up a storm, but Blind Lemon's song manages to seduce her. It seems he's won... but suddenly, Hands rebels and won't play for him anymore.  It turns out that Hands has been Mr. Big Man all along. Now Blind Lemon's in REAL trouble.

Photos by Joseling Jolieth

EPISODE SEVEN (8/2/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 6!
The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 5

SUMMARY:  Mr. Big Man Lucifer plays a jaunty tune and Lemon fears he's beat, but he sings an old Negro Spiritual, and God himself declares Lemon the winner of the contest. And now only is Blind Lemon now officially declared the best bluesman ever (ever... ever... ever...), but Mr. Big Man makes him an offer he can't refuse: after 8,000 years, he's become tired of running Hell. But he can't get away - the ruler of Hell must be kind, good-hearted and - unlikely everyone else in Hell - have a soul. And so Blind Lemon becomes Hell's new ruler, made immortal and free to play the blues all he wants, and shape Hell any way he wants.  And he takes the name of Old Scratch. Some day, maybe you might meet him at the crossroads...

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

CAST

Bruno Oliver

Papa Bub (Eps. 1-2)

Maureen Hennigan

Maybelle Bub (Ep. 1)

Evan Winsor

Grandaddy Jub (Ep. 1)

Korey Simeone

Grandpa Bub (Ep. 1)
Jack Jub
(Eps. 1-2)
Hands / Musician (Eps. 3-6)
Big Man Lucifer (Eps. 6-7)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

Billy Jub (Eps. 1-2)

Cj Merriman

Mama Jub (Penny) (Eps. 1-2)

Chis Greenwood

Delmer / Narrator (Eps. 1-2)

Victor Isaac

Blind Lemon Custard (Eps. 2-7)

Guy Picot

Mr. Zebub (Eps. 3-5 & 7)

Abraham Benrubi

Mel Phistopholes (Eps. 3-7)

Alyssa Preston

Mrs. Big Man (Eps. 5-7)

Pat Towne

God (Ep. 7)

Matt Gartsonis

Guitar (Ep. 7)

Gabe Davis

Bass (Ep. 7)

Zachary Bernstein

Drums (Ep. 7)