Sunday, October 30, 2005

Official Roanoke NS Order for 10.28.05

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-BIG LICK CONSPIRACY (YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROV TROUPE) HAS A SHOW ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH AT 8PM!! BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP AND GET THERE EARLY!! (THEY SOLD OUT LAST TIME!! I WAS THERE! I HAD TO TURN VERY DISAPPOINTED PEOPLE AWAY!!)
-FRANKENSTEIN IS ON THE WALDRON STAGE THIS WEEKEND AND YOU CAN STILL BUY TICKETS FOR THE SUNDAY MATINEE AT 2PM!!

1)Archie Levine, VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS…OF THE DEATH PENALTY, editorial, performed by the author (Archie rants about the gubernatorial mud-slinging and concludes “the overwhelming majority of people in this state need to be constantly assured that their government is a killing machine.”

2)Mitzi Akers, MY REAL-LIFE GHOST STORY, story, performed by the author (Mitzi recounts her experience with the real ghost of a cat)

3)D.O.A. (Amber Carter and Danielle Donaldson), BELLY DANCE TO TAINTED LOVE BY MARILYN MANSON, belly dance, performed by the belly dancers, (Amber and Danielle show off their belly dancing skills to a very dark rendition of the 80’s hit “Tainted Love”

4)Dwayne Yancey, VOICE MAIL HELL (MALE VERSION), scene, performed by Todd Ristau, John Bryant and Laura Tuggle Anderson (Todd, the Devil, is taunted by Hell’s automated customer service line, Laura, and is unable to reach is own extension)

5)Billy Atkins, COME IN PLAY DRUMS GOOF OFF, improvisational drumming, performed by the drummer (Billy plays the congas while explaining his learning process and fascination for drumming at the same time)

6)Adrien Monti, CANDY BARS AND GOD, memoir, performed by the author (Adrien goes to and consequently avoids a Halloween Dance for recovering alcoholics, contemplates the quality of her life and feels that Milky Way bars should taste “like 1985…like America”)

7)Flying Thought Monkeys, SQUEEZE ME DADDY, scene, performed by the authors (Ross and Gina Laguzza) with Laura Tuggle Anderson and Robb Rouse (An inmate and his parole board representative each have inner rap-alogues accompanied by the Flying Thought Monkeys drum set and the chorus, “Squeeze Me Daddy”)

8)BLUE, IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF, poem, performed by the author (BLUE is “madly, deeply, crazily, insanely, falling down the stairs, tumbling down the street, falling from FIVE buildings, rolling into the gutter, covered in sewage and picked up by trash collectors in love with” himself)

9)John Brill, L-SPACE: 005 LIBRARIANS ASYLUM, scene, performed by the author, Dwayne Yancey, Chad Snyder and John Bryant (Shakespearean characters wander into L-Space and find themselves in the Librarians Asylum with their bumbling guide, Dr. Snigley)

10)Robb Rouse, $26.99: AN EXERCISE IN UNITY AND HARMONY THROUGH DANCE AND SONG, scene, performed by the author, Laura Tuggle Anderson and the audience (Robb promotes unity within the No Shame community using beer, $26.99 worth of props, idle threats, "Woo Hoo Hoo" by the 5,6,7,8's and Laura's spectacular dancing)

11)Nelson Oliver, THE HALLOWEEN THEME MASK ACT, illusion, performed by the illusionist (Nelson “dances” with a floating, shiny, silver ball he found inside a Jack-O-Lantern)

12)Ned Anderson, GIVING, memoir, performed by the author (Ned is blessed to be able to share his abilities with others, even if it is at the expense of initial annoyance)

13)Simon Adkins, TITLE UNKNOWN, poem, performed by the author ("The first rule of childhood is you don't talk about childhood.")

14)Adam Hahn, MARIANNE, OR: HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION,
monologue, performed by Todd Ristau (Todd recounts his passion for the vengeful Marianne on a road trip complete with love, murder and dry humping)

15)Marianne’s Revenge, MARIANNE’S REVENGE (An Original Ballad by Amy Alls/Inspired by the Monologue “Marianne, or: How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Adam Hahn), artistic performance of an original ballad, performed by Nelson Oliver, Billy Atkins, John Bryant and Amy Alls (Marianne sings her homicidal intentions toward her eight ex-husbands accompanied by Death on the congas, the “Clyde” to her “Bonnie” on guitar and the faceless victim center stage ripping his own heart out)

STAFF:
DIRECTOR: TODD RISTAU
HOST: VICKIE HOLT
LIGHT BOARD/SOUND OP: BLUE
HOUSE MANAGER: JOHN BRYANT
BOX OFFICE/CONCESSIONS: AMY ALLS (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM BLUE AND CLAIRE VAN COTT)
PRODUCER: DARYN WARNER

6 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

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10/30/2005 6:48 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Okey Dokey! Here's what I thought about the show last night! (I will also finally post my review from last week's show as well if you want to click back on that order.)

1)Archie Levine, VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS…OF THE DEATH PENALTY, editorial, performed by the author (Archie rants about the gubernatorial mud-slinging and concludes “the overwhelming majority of people in this state need to be constantly assured that their government is a killing machine.”

This was a good, solid rant. It was quieter and slower than I'm used to hearing from Archie, but the delivery was clear, concise and very funny. I especially enjoyed the conclusion of the rant because it tied everything together very cleverly. Good show!

2)Mitzi Akers, MY REAL-LIFE GHOST STORY, story, performed by the author (Mitzi recounts her experience with the real ghost of a cat)

Mitzi, congratulations on finally getting up on the stage! Good first time piece! The story was very well written, though I did have a little trouble hearing you at times. I know next time you'll be more comfortable on the stage, which will strengthen your delivery! Good job!

3)D.O.A. (Amber Carter and Danielle Donaldson), BELLY DANCE TO TAINTED LOVE BY MARILYN MANSON, belly dance, performed by the belly dancers, (Amber and Danielle show off their belly dancing skills to a very dark rendition of the 80’s hit “Tainted Love”

Very fun! Ladies, please start coming more regularly! I'm sure that the calendar for goth belly dancers has few open spaces, but if you can manage it, I, and I would wager everyone else, really love to see what you've put together. Loved the song choice, and I really like the fact that, even though there was one point you were slightly out of synch, you just kept going and didn't let it hinder the performance. NO SHAME!! That's what it's all about!

4)Dwayne Yancey, VOICE MAIL HELL (MALE VERSION), scene, performed by Todd Ristau, John Bryant and Laura Tuggle Anderson (Todd, the Devil, is taunted by Hell’s automated customer service line, Laura, and is unable to reach is own extension)

I used to work in a call center where half of the calls were people SCREAMING about the inadequacies of the automated system. Dwayne, this was so funny. Todd was a good choice for the Devil and Laura does a great automated service impression! Great!!

5)Billy Atkins, COME IN PLAY DRUMS GOOF OFF, improvisational drumming, performed by the drummer (Billy plays the congas while explaining his learning process and fascination for drumming at the same time)

Billy, you totally surprised me!! I had no idea you were going to speak while playing the drums!! I think the audience really grooved on the little comments you made throughout the drumming and your comfort level on stage appears to have really stabilized. Congratulations!! Very cute!!

6)Adrien Monti, CANDY BARS AND GOD, memoir, performed by the author (Adrien goes to and consequently avoids a Halloween Dance for recovering alcoholics, contemplates the quality of her life and feels that Milky Way bars should taste “like 1985…like America”)

Adrien, I'm really impressed with the style you've developed so far. The part specifically dedicated to what Milky Way Bars should taste like was my favorite. The sentences were basic, but the subtle emotion you conveyed in your delivery made me long for the past right there with you. Who knew that the taste of a Milky Way bar could evoke such emotion? Very memorable!

7)Flying Thought Monkeys, SQUEEZE ME DADDY, scene, performed by the authors (Ross and Gina Laguzza) with Laura Tuggle Anderson and Robb Rouse (An inmate and his parole board representative each have inner rap-alogues accompanied by the Flying Thought Monkeys drum set and the chorus, “Squeeze Me Daddy”)

My stomach still hurts from the laughing that was caused by yet another wacky presentation by the Flying Thought Monkeys. The phrase "Squeeze Me Daddy" will be forever burned into my brain. Good performances from everyone. Laura, you really are a good dancer! Robb, it's really weird to hear you use a quiet Southern accent. Hilarious!!

8)BLUE, IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF, poem, performed by the author (BLUE is “madly, deeply, crazily, insanely, falling down the stairs, tumbling down the street, falling from FIVE buildings, rolling into the gutter, covered in sewage and picked up by trash collectors in love with” himself)

BLUE!! I. LOVE. THIS. POEM. Have you been in a slam before? That whole thing just came out of nowhere. I mean, you're other stuff has made me laugh, but this made my stomach turn with delight (that's a compliment)!! I haven't smiled that big for a very long time. Thank you for sharing that with No Shame!!

9)John Brill, L-SPACE: 005 LIBRARIANS ASYLUM, scene, performed by the author, Dwayne Yancey, Chad Snyder and John Bryant (Shakespearean characters wander into L-Space and find themselves in the Librarians Asylum with their bumbling guide, Dr. Snigley)

The Frankenstein set really went along with this scene, I think. I was a little lost, but that may have been the point. Brill's Dr. Sniggly character had some very humorous lines and it was kind of funny hearing Chad deliver Shakespearean style dialogue with his good ol' West Virginian boy accent. Not my favorite L-Space piece, but not bad. Good show!

10)Robb Rouse, $26.99: AN EXERCISE IN UNITY AND HARMONY THROUGH DANCE AND SONG, scene, performed by the author, Laura Tuggle Anderson and the audience (Robb promotes unity within the No Shame community using beer, $26.99 worth of props, idle threats, "Woo Hoo Hoo" by the 5,6,7,8's and Laura's spectacular dancing)

Robb, I love it when you get onstage and don't talk. I think it's because, usually, we're all expecting you to get up there and blow us away with one of your powerful sermon-like monologues. This time, you gave us a cute little tribute to the "family" that is No Shame Theatre. Heartwarming and lots of fun for the audience!! I'm certain that will be remembered for Best of! Woo hoo!!

11)Nelson Oliver, THE HALLOWEEN THEME MASK ACT, illusion, performed by the illusionist (Nelson “dances” with a floating, shiny, silver ball he found inside a Jack-O-Lantern)

Nelson, this was an adorable piece. Is there anything you can't do? Love the mask! Neato!

12)Ned Anderson, GIVING, memoir, performed by the author (Ned is blessed to be able to share his abilities with others, even if it is at the expense of initial annoyance)

Ned, welcome to the Waldron stage!! Good story. Excellent message. I like the fact that you sat down and told it. It felt like you were just having a normal conversation with the audience, and I think that's neat. Good job!

13)Simon Adkins, TITLE UNKNOWN, poem, performed by the author ("The first rule of childhood is you don't talk about childhood.")

Simon, I can't remember ever hearing any of your poetry, which is odd since I know you used to frequent the slam circuit (or something like that, right?) I don't remember much from the poem right off of the top of my head, but I do remember that I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed your delivery all closed-coated (that is so not a word). Great first line. Very cool!

14)Adam Hahn, MARIANNE, OR: HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION,
monologue, performed by Todd Ristau (Todd recounts his passion for the vengeful Marianne on a road trip complete with love, murder and dry humping)

I LOVE THIS FREAKING PIECE (hence, the next piece in the order which I wrote after being inspired by this piece). For those of you who don't know who Adam Hahn is, you WILL one day because he's a tremendous writer. He's an Iowa City No Shamer who also came down to Charleston with us for Piccolo Spoleto last summer and the summer before. Todd, again, you're the best cold-reader on the planet and thank you so much for performing this piece!! I especially enjoyed your delivery of the last line (which is my favorite line).

15)Marianne’s Revenge, MARIANNE’S REVENGE (An Original Ballad by Amy Alls/Inspired by the Monologue “Marianne, or: How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Adam Hahn), artistic performance of an original ballad, performed by Nelson Oliver, Billy Atkins, John Bryant and Amy Alls (Marianne sings her homicidal intentions toward her eight ex-husbands accompanied by Death on the congas, the “Clyde” to her “Bonnie” on guitar and the faceless victim center stage ripping his own heart out)

I'm not going to review myself (though, I BEG everyone else to review me), but I would like to thank everyone who helped me with this project. I would especially like to thank Adam Hahn for "Marianne, or: How I Spent My Summer Vacation," allowing it to be read online (No Shame First Aid Kit) and also allowing Todd to perform it. Thank you Billy, John and Nelson for bringing Marianne's Revenge on stage!! I love you guys!!

Overall, I think it was a very good show! Thanks to everyone who came on a night when lots of other stuff was probably going on, and I can't wait until next week!!

Now, someone else post a review!!

-Amy

10/30/2005 8:52 AM  
Blogger ROSS said...

amy i thought your song and presentation were the best you have done. i was amazed. it may have been the best song i have seen performed by anyone at no shame.

ross

10/31/2005 8:18 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thank you very much, Ross! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

11/01/2005 8:20 AM  
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