Monday, April 17, 2006

IC Order 4-14

So I guess the tornado damage inspired everyone to write about suicide.

1. "Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (song without bugle)

2. "The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert (scene: man professes divinity, invites worship)

3. "Get Happy" by Eric Landuyt (suicidal man tries to get hotline help)

4. "Tornado Song (too soon)" by Sean Shatto (improvised song about the tornado)

5. "One-Man Intervention" by Patrick Ashcraft (monologue: man professes sadness to his friends)

6. "Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady" by The Lyrics Were Totally Written by Brian Lenth (song with ukulele)

7. "From the Archives, 2003: Richard Ramirez" (AC has a boner for Richard Ramirez)

8. "Your Friend/How Many Things" (monologue/poem on acting like a friend, authenticity)

9. "DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann (scene: man rejects girlfriend through a locked door after her suicide)

10. "Jake Makes You Laugh" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (monologue on crows, people buying things, your wife)

11. "Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers" by Aprille Clarke

12. "It Feels Good to Have a Nice Cry (Doesn't It Jake)" by Brian Lenth (song, while tormenting Jake)

13. "Monologue for Dan Bern" (recovering from depression, favorite musician, tattoo)

14. "How to Try in Business Without Really Succeeding" by Tim Busse (repeated monologue on business ownership, a disturbing injury)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Adam said...

We left out the most important announcement Friday: No Shame at Riverfest.

We have two time slots on Saturday, April 29: 10:15-10:45 AM and 5:15-5:45 PM.

These shows will be outdoors, so we need pieces without lighting requirements appropriate for an all-ages audience.

We have to set the order and give them scripts by April 20 (Thursday), so if you want to be a part of this you need to e-mail a script to a board member (e.g., me: JerkyPnut@aol.com) NOW.

4/17/2006 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Michael! Tabor! COOL! said...

As my review, I've decided to play "Cool or Gross?" Punction and the addtion of the words "really" or "super" or "only a little" will tell you just how cool or gross I found the piece.

1. "Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (song without bugle)

Cool.

2. "The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert (scene: man professes divinity, invites worship)

Only A Little Gross.

3. "Get Happy" by Eric Landuyt (suicidal man tries to get hotline help)

Pretty Cool.

4. "Tornado Song (too soon)" by Sean Shatto (improvised song about the tornado)

Cool!

5. "One-Man Intervention" by Patrick Ashcraft (monologue: man professes sadness to his friends)

Cool.

6. "Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady" by The Lyrics Were Totally Written by Brian Lenth (song with ukulele)

SUPER Cool!

7. "From the Archives, 2003: Richard Ramirez" (AC has a boner for Richard Ramirez)

Cool.

8. "Your Friend/How Many Things" (monologue/poem on acting like a friend, authenticity)

Neutral.

9. "DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann (scene: man rejects girlfriend through a locked door after her suicide)

Neutral!

10. "Jake Makes You Laugh" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (monologue on crows, people buying things, your wife)

SUPER COOL!!

11. "Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers" by Aprille Clarke

REALLY! Cool!

12. "It Feels Good to Have a Nice Cry (Doesn't It Jake)" by Brian Lenth (song, while tormenting Jake)

AWESOMELY Cool!

13. "Monologue for Dan Bern" (recovering from depression, favorite musician, tattoo)

Pretty cool.

14. "How to Try in Business Without Really Succeeding" by Tim Busse (repeated monologue on business ownership, a disturbing injury)

A Little Gross.

So, it turns out that I liked the show pretty well.

4/17/2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Michael, it's nice to know I elicit such strong reactions from you.

4/17/2006 4:09 PM  
Blogger timm said...

I wasn't there, but I'll write a review based on titles and descriptions.


1. "Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (song without bugle)

Needed more bugle.


2. "The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert (scene: man professes divinity, invites worship)

Okay.


3. "Get Happy" by Eric Landuyt (suicidal man tries to get hotline help)

The writing was okay, but the delivery saved it.

4. "Tornado Song (too soon)" by Sean Shatto (improvised song about the tornado)

A whirlwind of musical ecstasy.

5. "One-Man Intervention" by Patrick Ashcraft (monologue: man professes sadness to his friends)

Pretty funny.

6. "Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady" by The Lyrics Were Totally Written by Brian Lenth (song with ukulele)

Brian totally writes great lyrics.


7. "From the Archives, 2003: Richard Ramirez" (AC has a boner for Richard Ramirez)

Who doesn't have a boner for Richard Ramirez. this piece was unnecessary.

8. "Your Friend/How Many Things" (monologue/poem on acting like a friend, authenticity)

Pretty good.


9. "DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann (scene: man rejects girlfriend through a locked door after her suicide)

10. "Jake Makes You Laugh" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake (monologue on crows, people buying things, your wife)


a good comedic interlude to the otherewise serious evening

11. "Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers" by Aprille Clarke

aprille has a good rant delivery.


12. "It Feels Good to Have a Nice Cry (Doesn't It Jake)" by Brian Lenth (song, while tormenting Jake)

trombone.


13. "Monologue for Dan Bern" (recovering from depression, favorite musician, tattoo)

dan bern is good.

14. "How to Try in Business Without Really Succeeding" by Tim Busse (repeated monologue on business ownership, a disturbing injury)

i don't remember this one, sorry.

4/17/2006 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

1. "Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake
Very fun. The trombone solo made this one.

2. "The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert
The Fig Newtons and fruit punch were a great touch. The ending was also clever. Blasphemous, yet enjoyable.

4. "Tornado Song (too soon)" by Sean Shatto
Pretty good.

5. "One-Man Intervention" by Patrick Ashcraft
Another Patrick piece that reminds me of my own stuff. I just hope he likes my pieces as much as I like his.

6. "Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady" by The Lyrics Were Totally Written by Brian Lenth So catchy. The lyrics were amazing, and I love the ukelele.

7. "From the Archives, 2003: Richard Ramirez"
The song was fun. Katy's part was great, too. I would have enjoyed an AC/DC reference though.

9. "DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann
Tim, this was AMAZING! I was blown away. This was incredible writing with a great performance by Adam and Katy. This is why we miss you, Tim.

10. "Jake Makes You Laugh" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake
Very Jake.

11. "Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers" by Aprille Clarke
I love it when Aprille does these things. They make me so happy.

12. "It Feels Good to Have a Nice Cry (Doesn't It Jake)" by Brian Lenth
Fun fun fun. Another catchy tune.

13. "Monologue for Dan Bern" (recovering from depression, favorite musician, tattoo)
Another great monologue from Adam. The descriptions of the house in Toronto conjured up great images.

14. "How to Try in Business Without Really Succeeding" by Tim Busse
The Irish version was the best.

Suicide+Silly Songs=Super Show

4/17/2006 11:45 PM  
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4/18/2006 2:56 PM  
Anonymous adam said...

My review based on having been there.

1. "Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake
Wonderful fun to watch.

2. "The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert
Wonderful fun to be in. I hope I didn't mess up the stage directions too badly. I feel kind of lame when I'm handed something this interesting right before the show, and I don't even have a chance to read it carefully before performing it. Everybody knows it's not against the rules to give your actors scripts hours or even days ahead of time, right?

3. "Get Happy" by Eric Landuyt
It's gratifying to see that Eric is still doing risky material (like this and his piece two weeks ago with Shelton yelling about Jesus being molested) and that the audience goes along with him.

4. "Tornado Song (too soon)" by Sean Shatto
Fun.

5. "One-Man Intervention" by Patrick Ashcraft
Good balance of the heartfelt and the absurd. How did we all fit in that restroom?

6. "Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady" by The Lyrics Were Totally Written by Brian Lenth
I'm not sure Brian wrote these lyrics. I'm not sure anyone wrote them.

7. "From the Archives, 2003: Richard Ramirez" (AC has a boner for Richard Ramirez)
I liked this the first time and was glad to see it again. After Seeing Aprille mock her old pieces with amusing commentary on why they went wrong, it would be fun to see one of the pieces she doesn't want to mock with amusing commentary on why they went right.

8. "Your Friend/How Many Things"
It's also good to see Eric try things that aren't risky in the sense of shocking. This piece hand inklings of subtle insight. I hope he keeps experimenting with this.

9. "DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann
I couldn't see the audience as I performed this, so the gasps and nervous laughter at various revelations were helpful. Katy, way to be a trooper and play dead like a champ. Tim, I think the audience responded favorably. Thanks for sending this.

10. "Jake Makes You Laugh" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake
Wait a second, I don't even have a wife.

11. "Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers" by Aprille Clarke
These are always fun and educational. It turns out that "outercourse" is a real word. It has a Wikipedia entry and everything.

12. "It Feels Good to Have a Nice Cry (Doesn't It Jake)" by Brian Lenth
Good, although more complex lyrics would have made it great.

13. "Monologue for Dan Bern"
It took me frickin' forever to draw on my thigh, and I ended up with Sharpie marks in my underpants. The award-winning design of Grad House really is every bit as depressing as I described it. This piece grew out of something Danielle Santangelo commanded me to write, either that or something I dreamed that she commanded me to write. My point is that Santangelo has powers beyond our reckoning.

14. "How to Try in Business Without Really Succeeding" by Tim Busse
I think most of the audience loved the repetition. I found it amusing at first, then slightly disappointing when nothing but the accent changed.

"Suicide Night"
It worked surprisingly well.

People assuming there was no show just because tornadoes had demolished the entire city, leaving all of us without food, potable water, ice cream, or shelter from the wolves and displaced polar bears
LAME!

4/20/2006 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Adam: "It's gratifying to see that Eric is still doing risky material."

Hmm, "gratifying", eh? Adam, I had no idea my stuff makes you happy that way. But I'm glad to please.

4/20/2006 12:10 PM  

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