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Celebrate a year of Serial Killers!

The First Annual
A performance extravaganza
featuring the best episodes of eight
of our longest-running serials!
Pony Show!
In Too Deep
The Adventures of Jimmy & Jeb
Magnum Opus Theatre
Dance! Dance! Dance!
An American Education
Office Fu
plus Awards, Surprise Appearances,
and much, much more!
Cast Details Below!
Tickets: $10
Reservations: (310) 281-8337
Buy Tickets Online!

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Serial Killers
Theme Song
performed by
Cindy Caddel, Kathi Copeland, Matthew Garland
and Christina Byron

Something's Wrong With Ryan
from "The Unconception
of Ryan Templeton"

performed by Michael Lanahan, Jaime Andrews & Joe Jordan

Click on the picture above to hear the song!
Or watch the video here!

Piano: Gary Stockdale

PONY SHOW, Episode 1
by Padraic Duffy
directed by Lara Everly

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Avi Klein


Kathi Copeland


Stacy Chbosky


Henry Dittman


Jenelle Riley


Joe Jordan

Northwood's Fizzy Dancer

AWARDS: Scientific Achievement / Tech

IN TOO DEEP, Episode 6
by Bill Robens
directed by Kiff Scholl

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Kiff Scholl

Cyrus Babylon

Marc Antonio Pritchett


Terry Tocantins

Duke Cunningham

Vanessa Edwards


Kelsey Wedeen


Michael Oosterom


Dean Lemont

Chief Norris

Patric Z

Club Kid

AWARDS: Best Villain / Best Religious Figure

by Jon Monastero
directed by Bryan Coffee

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Tenaya Cleveland


Jon Monastero

Johnny Tedesco

AWARDS: Best Dance / Actor

ZOMBIBI!, Episode 2
by Bob DeRosa
directed by Ben Rock

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Jaime Andrews


Michael Lanahan


Tom Kiesche

Mr. Dark

Chris Chauncey


Anna Boroughs

Mrs. Dark

Jason Meyer


Bob DeRosa

Mr. Chase


AWARDS: Avante Garde / Actress

by Padraic Duffy
directed by Jacob Sidney

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Terry Tocantins

Dance Instructor Greg

Rebecca Larsen


Jaime Andrews


Mary Guilliams


Jaime Robledo

Joony McButterknocken

Stacey Jackson


Special Mystery Guest


AWARDS: Mickey Rooney Award / Best Nudity

OFFICE FU, Episode 3
by Jaime Robledo
directed by Ben Rock

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Gianni Quatrano


Jim Nieb

Lo Pan

Tom Kiesche

Shih Kien

Harrison Snider


Rebecca Larsen

Li Wei

Mary Guilliams


Paul Plunkett


Jaime Andrews

Chin Liu

Taylor Marr


Laura Napoli

Feng Shui

AWARDS: Best Action Sequence / Writer

Episode 1
by Ten West
(Stephen Simon & Jon Monastero)
directed by Bryan Coffee

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Jon Monastero


Stephen Simon


AWARDS: Best Kiss / Director

selected by Vanessa Claire Perkins
directed by Joe Jordan

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"Love, Written in the Stars" - Epilogue!

Brandon Clark


Stacey Jackson


Haven Hartman


Joe Fria


Michael Lanahan


Franci Montgomery


Frank Stasio


Mary Guilliams


Jon Monastero


Kathi Copeland

Mrs. Windem

Jaime Robledo

Nice Guy

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"Abigail's Choice" - Preview!

Jaime Andrews


Franci Montgomery


Michael Lanahan


Frank Stasio


AWARDS: Producer Award / Overall Award

Curtain Call
- Photo by Victor Isaac -


photos below by Amber Rey

It’s the award show that surpasses anything you can imagine happening on stage. It was fun, crazy, wild, and anything and everything did happen. The creative minds at the Sacred Fools Theater Company decided to show their appreciation for the innovative stories performed by its talented actors and an enthusiastic audience for coming every Saturday night to watch Serial Killers. SK is a weekly series of five original, and often bizarre -in a good way-, pieces performed. After watching all five, the audience then chooses three works that will continue the following week. So, the audience participants are the real ‘serial killers’.


On Saturday, July 29, enthused and hyped up fans packed the theater for The First Annual Thursty Awards. You could barely hear yourself think above the loud chattering. People talked which SK piece was their favorite, complaints about the fans not blowing in their direction or the primal screams of dehydration that can only be cured by the lovely curly-haired Haven Hartman, also known as beer wench, selling Heineken and Tecates beer. The most civilized ones drank their wine while reading their programs.


The award is named after the charming host from the Magnum Opus Theatre series, Thurston Eberhard Hillsborough Smythe. The bespectacled host wore his trademark smoking jacket and read the script from his leather bound portfolio. The winners received a gold spray painted bowl with scraps of golden ribbons (representing cereal, get it ‘serial’?) and a butcher knife dead in the center (you guessed it, killer). After the SK theme song played, the cast of The Unconception of Ryan Templeton, Michael Lanahan, Jaime Andrews and Joe Jordan, sang upcoming previews of their series. After that, the first ever Thursty Awards began.


Terry Tocantins was the brave soul who hosted this insane carnival ride. With his pumped up enthusiasm, he energized the crowd with snippets of what’s to come. The lovely Meghan Jolly had the joyous task in handing out the honor. In between the award handouts, such as Best Villain and Best Religious Figure, congrats to Kimberly Atkinson and Dean Cameron respectively, everyone had a taste of seven episodes of the best, long running dramas. They all range from crazy-ass funny to ‘What the hell where they thinking?


The first episode of Pony Show! written by Padriac Duffy is about a boy and his dream to be the greatest horse trainer ever. Jimmy (Avi Klein) has a pretty messed-up existence. His alcoholic mommy goes out to bars every night looking for Jimmy’s new daddy. Jimmy yearns to be like his idol Chamois (Henry Dittman), who looks more like a dreadful ballet dancer instead of an adored icon. Narrating this story is Fly (Jenelle Riley) the insect who befriends Jimmy and has an addiction of munching on feces. Yeah, okay.


More mayhem, but less disgusting, continues with episode six written by Bill Robens, of In Too Deep. An off the meter version of Miami Vice with crazed drug kingpin Cyrus Babylon (actor Kiff Scholl puts drug lord Tony Montana to shame) and perfectly mismatched cops Duke Cunningham (Terry Tocantins) and superhero Blade’s twin brother Umbuele (Mark Antonio Pritchett). Jon Monastero from the vaudevillian act Ten West, is smart but geeky-looking Johnny Tedesco in episode one of An American Education, which he also wrote. Little Johnny reported on the highlights of living in Nebraska . Later that night, he joins his partner Stephen Simon in episode one of The Adventures of Jimmy & Jeb as two fishing buddies discussing, literally, whatever springs to mind.


If you thought working in the white collar world was hard, try working under a boss who’s also a kung fu master. Writer Jaime Robledo’s devious mind blended martial arts with corporate America and called it Office Fu. In this third episode, shy copy girl Mei (the Caucasian looking Mary Guilliams) has a big crush on district sales manager Ken (Gianni Quatrano). As she tries to admit her feelings to him, a lot of Bruce Lee action surrounds them. Aerial kicks, back flips, broken English spoken like in the 70s karate films, run amok. The best part was watching the wonderful Jaime Andrews, who played the Human Resources lady Chin Liu, stretching her comedic talents beyond the limit.


Andrews, who is in many productions won for Most Actress, shines in the starring role in writer Bob DeRosa Zombibi!  In episode two, Bibi dies on her wedding day. She has turned into a blood-dripping zombie reeking with an inhuman foul smelling odor. She must correct the wrongs she committed during her life. Her husband Roger (Michael Lanahan) still wants her back and is brave enough to kiss her. Of course, he pinches his nose to avoid the stench but vomits anyways. Bibi is followed by a Scully and Mulder type, Mr. and Mrs. Dark (Tom Kiesche and Anna Boroughs). This series, in my opinion, was the funniest one. You can’t go wrong with dead people and secret agents.


Another favorite was episode one of Padraic Duffy’s Dance! Dance! Dance! . He also picked up the award for Most Writer. Terry Tocantins is insane as the overzealous dance instructor Greg who loves to dance. It is not sure which type of dance but hey, it doesn’t matter. He took a page from the 70s funk duo Peaches and Herb to shake your groove thang. Jaime Robledo, who wrote Office Fu, was laugh right out until it hurts as Joony McButterknocken the mute tap dancer. Is your head still shaking? It should. Ingenuity is key at Sacred Fools.


As a new fan of SK, I was happy to see my favorite actor Joe Jordan, don’t worry Jaime you’re still my girl, won twice for Best Director and Most Overall Participation Award. Jordan is everywhere as an actor, writer, director and artistic director at Sacred Fools. This man knows the true meaning of being the ultimate hustler. He is tremendously great at comedy but, if you haven’t seen him as Elomire in writer David Hirson’s La Bête that finished its run on Saturday, August 5, you missed out big time. He is a marvel to watch when he dove into this dramatic and demanding role with ease.


The Sacred Fools Theater Company is obviously not ordinary. They bring out the wild side to the theater community that many don’t see or realize it even exists. These hardworking people do whatever it takes to make it happen. A lot of them work overtime not only in acting, but also directing, writing and helping out at the concession stand. The theater will return in late September with old favorites and new classics. See what’s going on, www.sacredfools.org, so you don’t miss out. You won’t be sorry.

-- Mary Montoro
© 2006

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