Saturday, November 12, 2005

Big Butt (No Shame) Theatre, 11/11/05

Copied from Adam's post on the MSN board...

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh night of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent for No Shame Iowa City 11-11-05

1. "The Fall of the House of Olsen" by Alisa Rosenthal (scene: Olsen twins disagree over separation)
2. "It's that Dance Marathon Time of Year Again" by Tom Turkey, a.k.a. Sheltyshakes (scene: John ignores Eli's torture, murder of a young boy)
3. "Must Grow Beards" by Michael Tabor (monologue: preparation for post-apocalyptic survival)
4. "Three Soup" by Sticky Pull-Apart (scene: Sadie learns to make leek soup)
5. "Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy" by Sean Shatto (improvised song with guitar)
6. "Ask Dr. Eli" or "What Happens when You Write a Serious Monologue About Someone and They Come to the Show Last Minute, then Doesn't Show, Leaving Me with a Bad Piece Rather than a Good One" by David Wilk (scene: Johnny Carson parody, questions from the audience)
7. "Doctor Adventure and the Court-Ordered Community Service" by Evan Schenck (scene: government scientist fields questions from elementary students)
8. "Devoured in Time and Your Mom Is Angry but Yer Dad Done Told You Once so Listen or Else and The Happiest of You Are Already Dead" by Cool Jesse (scene: two friends listen to a song, Jesse depresses us)
9. "A Monologue?" by Timm Sitzmann (monologue: the death of punk rock)
10. "Thus Spake Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss (performance art: Sophie eats banana to 2001 soundtrack)
11. "The Hurry Pattern" by John Leigh (scene: Aprille, attorneys, Denny in court)
14. "What I Do with Taxpayer Money" by Aprille Clarke (monologue: lame job gives Aprille time to enjoy bizarre sculptural pornography on the internet)
13. "Ryan's Love Letter" as Read by Patrick as Interpreted by Volunteers from the Audience (found art with reenactment by Leslie and Stacy)
12. "Superheroes' Saddest Days #2-6" by Adam Hahn (monologues)


Announcements included:
-Next week is our pre-Thanksgiving lip-sync show, where non-lip-sync pieces are also welcome. Then we take a week off for Thanksgiving. Then we have dead week and the announcement of the BONS order. Then we have BONS.
-Be nice to the stage, and don't molest the props in the entryway.
-If you're not going to bother typing a script for the light booth, we will no longer bother writing more than three words from your title in the order.
-Yes Shame at City High: 8 PM Tuesdays in the Little Theatre, order taken at 7:30. There won't be a show this coming Tuesday, but there will be one the week after. (Is that right? The Tuesday before Thanksgiving?)
-See Aprille in Sweet Charity. This weekend or never.
-Rent Adam's friend Anna's house so she can move to Guatemala.

24 Comments:

Anonymous adamhahn said...

Starting the list of announcements I left out:
-Eli is recruiting stagehands for "Mrs. Bob Cratchet's Wild Christmas Binge" at City Circle

11/13/2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Also you left out:

The Michael Tabors play at Uptown Bill's Sat. Dec 3rd. We release a CD then. Also, you can go to: www.themichaeltabors.com That website isn't so great yet, but it's still being worked on.

11/13/2005 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Bob Zapruder said...

You also left out the bit where I revealled who really killed JFK. Are you trying to cover up the truth again Adam Hahn?!

11/14/2005 9:00 AM  
Blogger aprille said...

Mecial posted pictures from last week: http://www.crall.org/noshame/2005/november/11/

11/15/2005 8:32 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Hey Adam not just stagehands. But light/ sound board operators. As well as a person willing to do costuming. Not like designing them but going to goodwill and buying with our miniscule budget whatever works for the time.

11/15/2005 10:48 AM  
Blogger Shelton said...

Hey No Shame Peoples!
Are you gonna be in town on the 23rd? Do you like Rent? Are you a wierd guy/girl? I'm lookin' for 2 wierd No Shame friends to go to Rent with me on opening day! We're gonna try and creep out a high school kid!

11/15/2005 12:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

those pictures are lovely and of excellent quality! is there some sort of large archive of them somewhere? the link on the main no shame website didn't work.

11/15/2005 6:17 PM  
Blogger aprille said...

Leslie, you can find more here:

http://www.noshame.org/iowacity/pix/index.htm

11/15/2005 9:33 PM  
Blogger timm said...

1. "The Fall of the House of Olsen" by Alisa Rosenthal (scene: Olsen twins disagree over separation)

This was great. very very great. Greater than alexander the great (who was so great that people called him alexander the great)

I thought the writing was good mainly because it seemed (i only remember maybe one or two quick jokes) that it avoided the predictable "mary kate and ashley olsen are horrible actresses" jokes that could have been made. The hillarity for me was that this could have almost been a completely dramatic scene between two lovers or... other equally involved people, but the two characters were replaced by the Olsen twins. hillarious.

2. "It's that Dance Marathon Time of Year Again" by Tom Turkey, a.k.a. Sheltyshakes (scene: John ignores Eli's torture, murder of a young boy)



3. "Must Grow Beards" by Michael Tabor (monologue: preparation for post-apocalyptic survival)

I have missed the Michael Tabor rants. I believe this one lived up to all the hype that would have existed had i known prior it would have been performed. I thought the monologue was structured very well and kept alive the broader, more socially significant theme of the necessity of beards

4. "Three Soup" by Sticky Pull-Apart (scene: Sadie learns to make leek soup)

This tasted bad but made me giggle good.


5. "Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy" by Sean Shatto (improvised song with guitar)

I enjoyed it, especially... oh yeah the running around part through the back of the set.


6. "Ask Dr. Eli" or "What Happens when You Write a Serious Monologue About Someone and They Come to the Show Last Minute, then Doesn't Show, Leaving Me with a Bad Piece Rather than a Good One" by David Wilk (scene: Johnny Carson parody, questions from the audience)


So was this the serious monologue you wanted to perform? or a hastily thrown together substitute? It seemed to crafted to be something thrown together at the last minute, but too not a serious monologue to be a serious monologue (since it wasn't really a monologue at all)
I enjoyed the interaction between eli and shelty, i thought it was kinda' quick' an' witty'

7. "Doctor Adventure and the Court-Ordered Community Service" by Evan Schenck (scene: government scientist fields questions from elementary students)

Was this meant to be a poke at unbelievable story line of action/adventure/comic book movies? If so it was awesome.

8. "Devoured in Time and Your Mom Is Angry but Yer Dad Done Told You Once so Listen or Else and The Happiest of You Are Already Dead" by Cool Jesse (scene: two friends listen to a song, Jesse depresses us)

Smokey McSmokes up there on stage smokin' all the time... I liked it for two reasons. 1. the image of two people on stage listening to a song, not saying a world is asthetically pleasing to me. and 2. it created an anxiety as to what would be said after the song ended, because it seemed pretty clear it would be a short 1 - 5 line statement. jesse problem could have said anything and it would have had power with a buildup like that. I think smoking may have added to it... but i'm not sure. i think the buildup called for simplicity and as little as possible: no words, a song, two friends... but i dont think a cigarette takes away from that...

9. "A Monologue?" by Timm Sitzmann (monologue: the death of punk rock)

Oh my god. best piece ever. so good. best of no shame. balrth!

10. "Thus Spake Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss (performance art: Sophie eats banana to 2001 soundtrack)

Was it really by richard strauss or did he compose the song? I think this sort of piece thrives on quickness - as in get up, do it, get off. so unfortunately the technical problems took away from that. it was still good, but had it moved directly from piece to piece, with little or no space between or interaction between the actor and the audience, it would have been 10 times better

11. "The Hurry Pattern" by John Leigh (scene: Aprille, attorneys, Denny in court)

Does this mean that its over?

14. "What I Do with Taxpayer Money" by Aprille Clarke (monologue: lame job gives Aprille time to enjoy bizarre sculptural pornography on the internet)

I have the pictures in my house hanging on the bulletin board, our landlord just showed the house to a prospective buyer yesterday... i hope they saw them.

13. "Ryan's Love Letter" as Read by Patrick as Interpreted by Volunteers from the Audience (found art with reenactment by Leslie and Stacy)

poor guy... he's really conflicted.

12. "Superheroes' Saddest Days #2-6" by Adam Hahn (monologues)

I like the idea of basing pieces around historical figures because there is so many pre-conceived notions about someone like Batman or Abraham Lincoln or... the other ones. also, monologues which are funny but then present the character in a sad, pitiful, emotionally distraught state are always a pleasure. for me... not the character...

Announcements included:
-Next week is our pre-Thanksgiving lip-sync show, where non-lip-sync pieces are also welcome. Then we take a week off for Thanksgiving. Then we have dead week and the announcement of the BONS order. Then we have BONS.

I thought this was a good announcement, the characters had conviction in announcing it and they really stuck to the roles throughout the night.

-Be nice to the stage, and don't molest the props in the entryway.

Alright.. i mean, it's kind of straight forward information, but that doesn't mean you can't try to get artistic with it.

-If you're not going to bother typing a script for the light booth, we will no longer bother writing more than three words from your title in the order.

This just seemed like a personal vent, which is fine i guess. but pieces should really try to build off of connections within the audience. if the audience doesn't understand the piece, they're not going to enjoy it.

-Yes Shame at City High: 8 PM Tuesdays in the Little Theatre, order taken at 7:30. There won't be a show this coming Tuesday, but there will be one the week after. (Is that right? The Tuesday before Thanksgiving?)

I think this was a little muddled, good content, but could have used better editing. Is there really best shame two days before thanksgiving? because i won't be here.

-See Aprille in Sweet Charity. This weekend or never.

Sorry, I don't really remember this announcement. i remember kind of liking it though.

-Rent Adam's friend Anna's house so she can move to Guatemala.

I was really offended by this announcement. that's all i'll say about it.

11/16/2005 1:13 PM  
Blogger timm said...

i just realized i didnt review shelty's piece. i couldn't really remember it much, so i thought maybe after reviewing the show it would come back to me. but it didn't and i forgot about it. sorry shelton.

11/16/2005 2:37 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Hey Tim, the piece I was gonna do was about a girl who broke my heart the night before and I was memorizing it when she told me she was coming so me and Shelton through that piece together at abou 8:30 then the girl didn't show and I was stuck unable to do the one I wanted.

11/17/2005 12:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

GIRLS SUCK.

11/17/2005 1:20 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Oh, I dunno.... I like them.

11/17/2005 4:10 PM  
Blogger timm said...

i like 'em alright

11/17/2005 4:43 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

I like them too much...and that's my problem... shattered hope.

11/17/2005 7:59 PM  
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11/17/2005 8:00 PM  
Blogger timm said...

why am i the only person who reviewed the show?
i am angry.
angry angry angry.

11/18/2005 12:29 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Eli's REVIEW:

Okay here we go:

I'm starting now:

Apple Pie
8 servings

This is my mom's recipe for apple pie (I've even successfully made it a few times!) You can make the crust or you can use a premade one.
CRUST (recipe makes one double crust):

2 1/2 cups white flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold butter, broken into small pieces
5 tbsp. cold vegetable shortening
8 tbsp. ice water

bullet Measure the flour, sugar and salt togetherl. Stir to combine.
bullet Add the chilled butter pieces and shortening to the bowl. Cut them in with a pastry cutter or knife. Don't over mix them.
bullet Add the ice water. Mix until the dough holds together (add a bit more water, if necessary).
bullet Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead it together, then divide in half.
bullet Flatten each half into a disk, wrap in saran wrap and chill for at least half an hour.
bullet Roll out one of the disks on a lightly floured surface until you have a circle that's about 12 inches in diameter.
bullet Put the circle in a 9" pie plate, trimming any extra dough from the edges with a sharp knife (parents only). Return it to the refrigerator until you are ready to make the pie.
bullet Add filling (see below)
bullet Roll out the second ball of dough and cover top. Use a fork or your fingers to pinch the edges together. cut a couple slits in the top.
FILLING

1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
8 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons margarine

bullet Heat oven to 425 degrees.
bullet Peel, core and slice the apples. Try to keep the size of the slices even.
bullet Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
bullet Stir in apples.
bullet Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
bullet Dot with margarine.
bullet Cover with top crust and seal the edges. Cut slits in the top.
bullet OPTIONAL: Cover edge with 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent too much browning.
bullet Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.
bullet Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.

11/18/2005 8:14 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

D'oh that's an apple pie recipe! Man oh man, I sure hope I didn't do that with my history paper...

11/18/2005 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Aprille said...

Eli, I really don't want to eat an apple pie that's full of bullets.

YOWWWWCH!

In other news, is anybody ready for some LIP SYNCH?

11/18/2005 8:30 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

LIP SYNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/18/2005 10:30 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

maybe I'm old fashioned but I think food is better with bullets in it. I don't know what it is. The food just seems more powerful that way. Maybe its the gunpowder I use?

Oh and hey during my lip synch if anybody wants to just come on stage and dance that would be SUPER!

11/18/2005 1:26 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

I would LOVE to jump onto the stage and dance during your LIP SYNC!!!

11/18/2005 4:44 PM  
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