It is October 18th, 1929 VATICAN CITY, ROME - The Pope announced today the creation of an autonomous Papal empire to be wedged inside the extant metropolis of Rome. The driving force behind the creation of this sudden city-state, with its own borders, its own military, its own pattern of colorful pantaloons, seemed to be none other than the imperious diva in the episcopal mitre himself, the Pope. Already laying down the law to an inquisitive general public, the Pope declared "no shorts, no sleepovers," and requested that all potential visitors adhere to a newly concocted spiritual doctrine he lovingly referred to as "Catholicism." Assorted and sundry cardinals confirmed, that despite his devotion to an all-benevolent and merciful God, the guy "is wound pretty tight." Present Day, 2008. The Nefarious Popes create a show. Representative of the compulsive carnivals on display: an insensitive man is no match for his apathy-demolishing 'Dude Coach,' an acting teacher inspires students to heights of unparalleled corpse-work, and a song proves once and for all that absolutely none of the pirates,aliens or robots are autobiographically sculpted on the authors' bosses or ex-girlfriends.