Sunday, April 02, 2006

3-31 Adam Hahn Theatre Order

1. "Someone Find Me a Fiddle" by Jon "Papa" Shelton (a cappella song with sword)
2. "I Wrote This Because Patrick and I Have the Same Shirts" (silent scene: matching shirts mean group identity, unity against others)
3. "Love-Hate Relationship" by Tim Busse (one guy plays three guys discussing hatred)
4. "Session w/Dr. Hartley and Friends!" (scene: Patrick has sex problems, an excellent therapist)
5. "Blah! Blah! Blah!" By Cool Jesse "The Fuck" Blaine (Jesse's piece so he could smoke during the show)
6. "Old School Comedy" by Eli Wilkinson (scene: confusion over "Bob's Your Uncle")
7. "Sin's Requiem #6" by Jonathan Shelton (musical performance with backwards recording and the threat of percussion)
8. "Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers (monologue: fish hate God ever since He withdrew His flood)
9. "For What Porpoise?" by Nick May (scene: feelings on the porpoise)
10. "Drunk Dial" by Eric Landuyt (scene: Eric fails to help drunk stranger. What if stranger was Jesus?)
11. "Random Writing Exercises" by Elizabethan Wilks (scene: two men, narrated by their thoughts)
12. "Deep Blue Sea and Danny" by Adam Hahn (monologue: events, emotions brought up, held in during a trip to the mall to see "Deep Blue Sea")
13. "I Love All the Precious Forest Creatures" by Katy Baggs (Katy destroys mythical forest creatures for her collection)

14 Comments:

Anonymous Eric said...

This was one of the best No Shames we've had for quite a while. I had a great time!

1. "Someone Find Me a Fiddle"
I think Jon’s unsung talent is his dancing ability. It added so much to this piece.
2. "I Wrote This Because Patrick and I Have the Same Shirts"
Clever and thoughtful. Very funny at the beginning and then poignant at the end.
3. "Love-Hate Relationship"
This was very funny. Tim playing all three parts was actually funnier than having three different actors perform it.
4. "Session w/Dr. Hartley and Friends!"
I really liked this one. The humor and tone made it feel a lot like one of my pieces, but Patrick has his own style. Good work.
5. "Blah! Blah! Blah!" By Cool Jesse "The Fuck" Blaine
In true Jesse fashion, he took advantage of the loophole allowing him to smoke indoors.
6. "Old School Comedy"
Nothin’ beats the old school. That’s why it’s old.
7. "Sin's Requiem #6"
This was really fun. It did get a little monotonous about 2/3 of the way through, but then the finish was strong. Once again, Jon’s dancing abilities carry the piece.
8. "Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers
This was brilliant! Perhaps the funniest thing Bobby’s done yet.
9. "For What Porpoise?"
For those who may be curious, this piece was based on real-life events.
10. "Drunk Dial"
Tremendous thanks to Adam and Jon for making this piece so funny. Thanks to Eli for phoning it in. My only weakness is my inability to keep a straight face onstage.
11. "Random Writing Exercises" by Elizabethan Wilks
Inventive idea.
12. "Deep Blue Sea and Danny" by Adam Hahn
Very funny and poignant. This is one of my favorite Adam pieces.
13. "I Love All the Precious Forest Creatures" by Katy Baggs
I liked the unicorn scrotum reference. At Village Inn after the show, I asked Katy if unicorns were better-endowed than regular horses. She replied that both species are hung the same, but unicorns have the unique ability to inflate their scrotums to frighten off predators. I wish this could somehow have been included in the piece itself.

4/02/2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

ELI'S REVIEW!!!

First I must start this off by saying that this was probably the most fun I've had at a No Shame in a LONG time. I liked the way Adam hosted the beginning of the show, the environment seemed very lax and cool, and everyone was laughing. There was no feeling that performers were split into posse's. I loved it. SO those of you who weren't there, you missed something. NOW for my review.

1. "Someone Find Me a Fiddle" by Jon "Papa" Shelton (a cappella song with sword)

-When Shelton started singing this at my house before the show I told him he should perform it and it did not disappoint! I think my favorite part was when he yelled "Next verse, same as the first" and then it was NOT the same at all.

2. "I Wrote This Because Patrick and I Have the Same Shirts" (silent scene: matching shirts mean group identity, unity against others)

-I commonly feel like Adam in this piece... I thought it did a good job capturing the human way of rejecting those people who are different from out 'groups'. I just wish some more people whould have seen this. *cough cough*

3. "Love-Hate Relationship" by Tim Busse (one guy plays three guys discussing hatred)

-I thought the dialouge in this piece was very fun although I would not have performed all three characters like he did. Sure playing all three parts did provide a few chuckles and whatnot but I found it ultimately distracting to the dialogue of his piece.

4. "Session w/Dr. Hartley and Friends!" (scene: Patrick has sex problems, an excellent therapist)

-Until recently I thought I was sick for jacking it to other people having sex in another room. Now I know I'm normal again. Yay! I thought this piece was a lot of fun even though I hate Sudoku.

5. "Blah! Blah! Blah!" By Cool Jesse "The Fuck" Blaine (Jesse's piece so he could smoke during the show)

-Man I was going to do something similar but now I can't. Tears...

6. "Old School Comedy" by Eli Wilkinson (scene: confusion over "Bob's Your Uncle")

-This was supposed to be Abbot and Costello like but we didn't have the dialogue going fast enough to provide that true old school feel to it. THAT and shelton skipped a part.

7. "Sin's Requiem #6" by Jonathan Shelton (musical performance with backwards recording and the threat of percussion)

- YES! BEST OF! Shelton threatened percussion but it never came. I really enjoyed not only performing in this piece but also recording it at my house. Those of you who didn't hear it not backwards and you want to should tell me so I can bring my laptop because it is just as good forwards.

8. "Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers (monologue: fish hate God ever since He withdrew His flood)

-Once again BEST OF! I think this has to be my favorite Bobby piece of all time. I didn't know he could yell that loud! His content was excellent AND true. When God flooded the earth it was heaven like for fish who wouldn't die until that bastard gave land back to mammals. God's a bitch.

9. "For What Porpoise?" by Nick May (scene: feelings on the porpoise)

-Eh. It was over before I even realized it began. Sorry.

10. "Drunk Dial" by Eric Landuyt (scene: Eric fails to help drunk stranger. What if stranger was Jesus?)

-once again... BEST OF. This was BY FAR Eric's best piece. It was perfectly casted, involved a screaming Shelton, a perfectly played Adam and a subject matter we probably are all too used to. If this doesn't make Best of then I'll cut myself.

11. "Random Writing Exercises" by Eli Wilkinson (scene: two men, narrated by their thoughts)

-This was what the title says it was. Just an exercise I thought was funny and random enough to work. I hope it did because my playwriting class full of cocky goody tooshoe english majors who think they are extremely better than everyone else didn't like it.

12. "Deep Blue Sea and Danny" by Adam Hahn (monologue: events, emotions brought up, held in during a trip to the mall to see "Deep Blue Sea")

-Good old fashioned Adam writing. Funny parts perfectly blended with good drama. I really enjoyed it.

13. "I Love All the Precious Forest Creatures" by Katy Baggs (Katy destroys mythical forest creatures for her collection)

- Dark, twisted, and delicious.

4/02/2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Also I thought this week alot of people did a great job showing that they were willing to try new things on stage: Shelton with singing and performance art, Eric with his non-sexual hilarious Jesus rant performed by Shelton, Bobby's angry fish piece, my 'thought' piece, and Tim's solo piece are just some examples. This kinda goes to show that this is a good place for writers to experiment and try NEW things instead of just going up there and being the same kind of silly week after week to get a few chuckles. Good job everyone. And I think the audience loved it too.

4/02/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

1. Someone Find Me a Fiddle.

Well, Shelty. I didn't get to into this one. But anything with a sword is pretty dynamite!

2. I Wrote This Because Patrick and I Have the Same Shirts

I thought there was great potential here. But we probably should've rehearsed it to make it work. Instead we were to busy looking at scripts and scripts in silent scenes = not so great. But having the same shirts is cool.

3. Love-Hate Relationship

I ran the lights for this one AND also got a phone call from Zwephany Dell. Luckily, I could answer it b/c I was in the light board. So I can't really talk about this piece. Sorry.

4. Session w/ Dr. Hartley and Friends

This was an attempt to get back to my old ways of having a bunch of characters on stage all coming together at the end, in spite of all the problems. I think it kind of faild. I laughed a little too much in the piece (hey I think I'm funny.) I also don't think the Bob Marley thing came over well. I dunno. Eh.

5. Blah! Blah! Blah!

Thanks, Jesse, for a piece that had a lovely point.

6. Old School Comedy

A little too old school for me. Reminiscent of "Who's On First" but you can't really top "Who's on First" now can you Eli?

7. Sin's Requiem #6

This piece scared me! But in a good way. I didn't know Shelton could be scary! He never ceases to amaze me.

8. Religion of Fish

At first I thought, oh boy this is so boring and what am I listening to! But the FISH! Oh the FISH! One word: Incredible!

9. For What Porpoise?

I didn't realize what the hell was going on. An oddly executed .5 with no real punchline.

10. Drunk Dial

Eric's best piece to date! Oh, Eric, I crapped my pants! Hilarious! Shelton and Adam really performed perfectly. I busted a gut on this one.

11. Random Writing Exercises

This was a lot of fun to perform esp. with Jesse. I love just getting to say funny lines. I didn't know what to think of the reactions of Shelton and Eli. Perhaps, I should've paid more attention.

12.Deep Blue Sea and Danny

Adam I loved it! Best piece of the night. Adam's talent is growing and Adam if you want to talk about it we can.

13. I Love All the Precious Forest Creatures

Forgive me, Katy, but I kinda zoned out on this one. I just didn't get that into it. Again, sorry.


Hey ALL! Great No Shame to come back to! I really kind of loved it. I had some great revelations about NO SHAME in general and it made me feel better about my usual NO SHAME woes. Good work everyone and continue the writing.

4/02/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Katy Baggs said...

Minor comment: I really liked that Shelton called the sword a "Claymore" instead of just a "sword." Specifics are funny.

4/02/2006 5:14 PM  
Anonymous bobby said...

Man, that unicorn is hung like a horse...

more later.

4/02/2006 5:51 PM  
Anonymous CJ said...

I must say that I am new to No Shame and happy to find it. I always enjoy the pieces but one, "Deep Blue Sea and Danny", made me stop and realize thats the reason I keep coming back. It was great.

4/03/2006 3:51 AM  
Anonymous Adam Hahn said...

First, thanks to the several of you who pitched in to help get furniture, open the house, run lights, drive home for extra shirts, etc. Friday night. Eli, you obey orders well. You should consider a career as an underling.

We had a short order, but a fun and varied show. Unintentional themes of the evening: Jesus and sea life.

Patrick was right on with his comments on "I Wrote This Because . . . " If I hadn't felt a bit panicked about filling the order, I wouldn't have tried to stage this without rehearsal. Patrick and Bobby are so awesome, they made it work without any preparation. I think everything in the script made it into the performance, and almost everything that happened differently than I would have directed it was as good as or better than what I had in mind.

CJ, thank you. How long until you cross the audience/performer barrier and get on the stage?

Patrick, you asked about adding your pieces to the No Shame archives. It's as easy as e-mailing your script, an html document of your script, or a link to your script already on the web somewhere else to Jeff Goode's No Shame address (NoShTh@aol.com).
Get more info here: http://www.noshame.org/submissions.htm

Jeff is a few weeks behind in updating the website, but he's good about eventually making time to take care of such things.

4/03/2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Adam, you must first follow orders before you can lead. Thats what I've always believed. But I WONT kill anyone. Unless they are political figures... or Pat Robertson.

4/03/2006 3:22 PM  
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4/03/2006 3:39 PM  
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4/03/2006 3:49 PM  
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4/03/2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

So whats wierd is that the second image on the second post is a kid running for my Alma mater. huh.

4/03/2006 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

My friend Anna is desperate to find her missing dog.

*Begin Anna's Message*

Hi everyone,

My roommate lost my dog yesterday and I have been searching for him since 10pm last night. He's a little, cream-colored, 6 pound Pomeranian. His name is Ted.

PLEASE print off a few copies of this flier in color and post it anywhere and everywhere possible!!

Thanks,
Anna
358-2845

*End Anna's Message*

The flyer is here: http://www.adamhahn.com/TED.doc
(I can't see the image in my web browser, but if you save the file you should be able to get it.)

Anna lives on Highland Ave, vaguely north of KMart and west of Kirkwood Community College. If you are anywhere near her, she would very much appreciate you keeping your eyes open.

I don't know the details, but she mentioned the possibility of a reward.

Thank you.

4/05/2006 4:20 PM  

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