Saturday, February 24, 2007

Iowa City Order for 23 Feb. 2007

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HERE IS THE ORDER

It's in the comments, so let's talk about it!

p.s. have you heard that knew beyonce song?

it's pretty good; we can talk about that, too.

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Blogger timm said...

1. "My Apologies for the Cover Last Time."
by Craig Reimpfer and Kyle Siek
A song featuring electric guitar, effects, and a drum.


2. Keep on Dancin
by Ephie
A sort of manager screams into a phone and at his assistant.

2.5 Invisibility isn't a superpower because it pissed me off
by Eric Jeastadt
Invisible man reads newspaper and girl runs into him, unknowingly.

3. The Way of Ethan Hawke
by Janani
A man's inner monologue at a Tibetan Monk place.


4. Mr. Pee-Body
by Michael Tabor
Mr. Pee-Body is a nickname for this guy whose body is made out of pee.


5. FFI
by Adam Hahn
A confrontation between student and principal regarding a mishap and Fatal Familial Insomnia.

6. A Dinosaur Is My Friend
by King Sophie
Sophie sings a song about Dinosaurs and how maybe they're not dead, they're just playing a trick on us.

7. Revenge
by Arlen Lawson
A spouse takes revenge against her husband for his still lingering love for his first love.

8. Marionette
by Luke Christensen
Monologue by man who has suffered from a controlling, puppet relationship.

9. They're Grrr-eat
By Eli Wilkinson
Eli eats frosted flakes, Patrick asks for some. Eli tells him about his anal warts and Patrick eats the flakes anyway.

10. Poop Doctor
By Jamal River
The Poop Doctor asks the audience members for a poop sample. Then decides to get it himself.

11. I Love You Metaphorically
by Evan Schenck
A monologue of different metaphors for desire, need, and love!

12. "An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats"
By Eric Landuyt
Cowboys with Festively Colored Hats try to have a wedding but the with intervenes and steals Elmyra. They pursue her to her lair, fight off a snake and meet a Magic lady/dude who helps them.

12.5 You Should Have Been at No Shame Last Week
by Greg Machlin
Greg hears about all the awesome stuff that happened last week and is mad.

13. A Response to War
by Patrick Ashcraft
The French are bombing us and the President turns to his National Security Advisor.... Quote Boy! Quote Boy is later killed.... But is he really gone?

14. Mallory the Schoolmarm
by Timm Sitzmann
Larry and Ted fight over their love, Mallory who chooses Sir Genevieve instead.



WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

See you next week!

Love, Theatre B

2/24/2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

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2/25/2007 12:56 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>1. "My Apologies for the Cover Last Time." by Craig Reimpfer and Kyle Siek

Was that guitar guy the guy who did the DMB cover that I accidentally liked last time? If so, I'm going to play it safe and say I DIDN'T like this one. If not, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I thought it sounded pretty cool, but maybe I would've liked it better if it was less melodic. Does anybody know what I mean by that?

>2. Keep on Dancin by Ephie

I wasn't paying attention to this, and I think I may have missed something. I didn't enjoy sitting through it and I didn't pay attention, but the audience was reacting in an odd way and that makes me wish I paid closer attention.


>2.5 Invisibility isn't a superpower because it pissed me off by Eric Jeastadt

A long, long time ago there was a .5 called something like "Why That Batman Movie Was Bad." What happened was that two people stood on stage and one said "Hi, I'm Arnold Swchartzeneger." Then the other turned around and said "Hi, I'm George Clooney." And everybody was like...WTF?

Here's the problem: Nobody remembered the title from the order when the piece was performed.

Same problem here. It was just some lady walking into some dude. I didn't know he was supposed to be invisible. That guy did a really good yawn, though.

A good tip for when you write a piece and the only thing (or one of the things) that makes it funny is the title: it's a good idea to ask whoever has the order in their lap: "What's the title of this one?" Do people remember when Arlen did this before his "Two Distinguished Gentlemen" .5? Arlen did it for just this reason.

(If indeed, the title WAS read right before this piece was done, and I just missed it...then everybody can go to hell. It's still a good tip.)


>3. The Way of Ethan Hawke by Janani

Did Janani shave her head just for the purpose? If so, wow! If she just shaved her head as a style choice (or something)...well, it was still good thinking to use it to your advantage for a No Shame piece. I liked when everybody gasped when she revealed her shaven head. I liked when she tried to not laugh during the piece. I liked the piece...it was pretty funny.

>4. Mr. Pee-Body by Michael Tabor

I thought it was pretty funny, but I wish I would've spent more time on writing it.


>5. FFI by Adam Hahn

This was pretty good. I keep going back and forth in my brain on if I agree with the student that the teacher was out of line...I mean, was it unreasonable for the teacher to not believe the student? I'm not sure! What do people think?


>6. A Dinosaur Is My Friend by King Sophie

I enjoy Sophie's singing voice and song writing. I wish she would do more songs at No Shame.

>7. Revenge by Arlen Lawson

Arlen. The best writer at No Shame? I think it's debatable. I'd be more willing to give him his propers if his ability to write so well and to keep an audience so captivated didn't make me so jealous.

>8. Marionette by Luke Christensen

No, sir, I did not care for it.

>9. They're Grrr-eat By Eli Wilkinson

This was hilarious. I really loved that the lights stayed on. I hope that the light person left them up to be funny. I was disappointed that Eli copped out by walking off stage.

>10. Poop Doctor By Jamal River

This was really funny. I did not think he would really poop in the jar.

I think Jamal did a really good performing the character. It's probably easy for some people to simply dismiss this piece as dumb scatological humor, but I think it was actually a really good character piece.

11. I Love You Metaphorically by Evan Schenck

Many of the metaphors were very funny. I think that it could have used some editing...it seemed a bit too long.

>12. "An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats"
By Eric Landuyt

I did not watch this...I was off stage fumbling with the tiara and trying to get it to stay on my head.

>12.5 You Should Have Been at No Shame Last Week by Greg Machlin

Greg, it does seem like when somebody is gone, that the show is better. It seems like a thing.


>13. A Response to War by Patrick Ashcraft

Oh, my, was I excited to be in a Quote Boy. It was really good.

>14. Mallory the Schoolmarm by Timm Sitzmann

Why must I always play ladies? I'm cool with it.

2/25/2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

1. "My Apologies for the Cover Last Time."

This was a little shorter than the last time, but also an original composition. I enjoyed it.

2. Keep on Dancin
by Ephie

I didn't get this one so much. I'm not sure what it was supposed to mean.

2.5 Invisibility isn't a superpower because it pissed me off
by Eric Jeastadt

This was actually kind of clever, but I don't think people remembered the title so it made no sense to them.

3. The Way of Ethan Hawke
by Janani

This was really good. It made me wonder whether the man was openly gay and comfortable with his sexuality, or if he was in the closet and if so how deeply. Had he gone to the monastery to escape his own homosexuality?

4. Mr. Pee-Body
by Michael Tabor

Michael Tabor, for all his pre-show blustering and heming-and-hawing at me, phoned this one in tonight. It just didn't come off very well. Maybe the idea of a man with a pee body was just too crazy.

5. FFI
by Adam Hahn

This peace was pretty okay. Adam and I did a thing where we each wrote a piece for the other, and Adam said before the show he wasn't sure he really had a handle on my "voice." I thought it ended up pretty good.

6. A Dinosaur Is My Friend
by King Sophie

Not my favorite King Sophie song but still good. I think her being sick may have subtracted her usual energy from the piece.

7. Revenge
by Arlen Lawson

Wow, awesome.

8. Marionette
by Luke Christensen



9. They're Grrr-eat
By Eli Wilkinson

This piece probably ought to have ended a lot sooner, like right after Patrick first ate the flakes. I got the impression that the light cues had not been that clear, so the ending was dragged out. It was still good, though.

10. Poop Doctor
By Jamal River

On-stage nudity is always uncomfortable for me. I must be some kind of prude. I'm not sure that guy was a real doctor.

11. I Love You Metaphorically
by Evan Schenck

I think this was my favorite piece of the night? Can I say that if I wrote it? Adam really puts a lot of energy into his performances and the same piece done by somebody else wouldn't have been half as good.

12. "An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats"
By Eric Landuyt

I thought my character was kind of tacked on.

12.5 You Should Have Been at No Shame Last Week
by Greg Machlin

Yeah, you missed all that stuff.

13. A Response to War
by Patrick Ashcraft

At the point when we both said "Oh no, not Quoteboy!" Christina turned to me and wanted to do a sort of count down so we had it perfectly in unison. This took me completely by surprise and I wasn't sure what to do. I don't know how it ended up. I'd like to know the sequence of events by which Quoteboy became national security adviser.

14. Mallory the Schoolmarm
by Timm Sitzmann

I thought this piece sort of had shades of Lord Bennington but Janani disagreed. So what do I know. All the performances were quite good, especially during the tickle fight. I enjoyed.

2/25/2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

8. Marionette
by Luke Christensen

Oh noes, I was going to wait and review this after I thought of something but then forgot. Here goes.

I thought the sentiment expressed in the poem was fairly true, but it could have benefitted from more complex rhymes. There were a lot of exact rhymes (i.e., "knees" to "please") which bother me.

2/25/2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Me too Evan,

I didn't plan on doing it like i did, but it worked out that way and i ran with it.

2/25/2007 10:55 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

To clarify this was how my piece was SUPPOSED to go but pretty much changed into improv.

Eli and Patrick sit on opposite ends of the stage. Patrick slowly moves closer and closer towards Eli. When he gets close enough to Eli to touch him, Eli turns and says "I have bleeding anal warts" Patrick says "Oh" and walks away, disappointed. Eli starts shoving frosted flakes in his mouth and starts to cry finally he belts out "Why does no one love me DAD?! YOU DID THIS TO ME DAD!" Eli cries and continues to shove frosted flakes into his mouth as lights slowly fade.

2/25/2007 11:30 PM  
Blogger Cory Haight said...

No one talked to me after No Shame. If you're interested in getting paid for acting in a 3 minute film than email me, cory-haight@uiowa.edu. We're going to have a casting call at the end of this week sometime. The film is an adaptation of short story by Kurt Vonnegut and we need one male and one female actor. The link for the very short story is here if you're interested:
http://www.oicqie.com/love_1/Long%20Walk%20to%20Forever.htm

2/26/2007 12:01 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

Eli... you can never relive your greatest hits. That emotional monologue (which I actually just watched on DVD, wow) belongs to the ages now.

2/26/2007 12:02 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

1) Apologies for cover--I really liked this music.
2) Keep on Dancin--I missed something.
2.5) Funny in retrospect when reminded of what the title is. For .5s like this, probably best just to find an actor to announce the title as part of the piece.
*3) The Way of Ethan Hawke--this was really, really funny, and Janani's shaved head was just an added bonus. I wanted to rub it.
4) Mr. Pee-Body: Gross, but enjoyable.
5) FFI--Adam and Evan wrote pieces for each other this week, and it worked astonishingly well. This was fun.
6) A Dinosaur is my friend--ah, King Sophie. We'll always have Stegosaurus. (Entertaining.)
*7) Revenge--one of my favorites of Arlen's pieces. Dazzling.
8) Marionette--good for Luke for branching out. I agree with the above commenter that the rhymes were a bit simple, but still, he deserves credit for attempting something serious that also rhymed.
9) They're Grrreat--this may be the only piece in the history of No Shame to actually benefit from not having the lights go out when they were supposed to. It just kept getting funnier. I would have loved to see Eli squirm up there for another minute.
10) Poop doctor--I was worried about the possibility of actual poop onstage, and the fact that I was laughing at someone who was pretending to be mentally challenged.
11) I Love You Metaphorically--extremely entertaining. Best quote: "I am George Bush, and you are America's Middle East policy. You are a COMPLETE MYSTERY!"
12) Exciting Adventure--this worked surprisingly well.
12.5) I think I needed a better punchline, but not bad for a last-minute, hand-written piece. If I'd had my druthers, I would have put more people in (most notably Michael & Jamal--& guys, I am planning on casting you in something at some point), but I didn't have access to a photocopier.
*13) A Response to War--you never see it coming. Brilliant. I liked the fact that Quote Boy might have been able to save them.
14) Mallory--This was okay, not as funny as some of the other stuff--It may just be that a Quote Boy sketch is impossible to follow.

2/26/2007 2:10 AM  
Blogger malc said...

1. "My Apologies for the Cover Last Time."
by Craig Reimpfer and Kyle Siek
A song featuring electric guitar, effects, and a drum.

Really, really nice and good!

2. Keep on Dancin
by Ephie
A sort of manager screams into a phone and at his assistant.

Good writing! I liked your performance!

2.5 Invisibility isn't a superpower because it pissed me off
by Eric Jeastadt
Invisible man reads newspaper and girl runs into him, unknowingly.

Clever! I can't wait to see it again!

3. The Way of Ethan Hawke
by Janani
A man's inner monologue at a Tibetan Monk place.

Neat! Well provoked!

4. Mr. Pee-Body
by Michael Tabor
Mr. Pee-Body is a nickname for this guy whose body is made out of pee.

Special! I like the feel of it!

5. FFI
by Adam Hahn
A confrontation between student and principal regarding a mishap and Fatal Familial Insomnia.

Interesting themes! Really nice delivery!

6. A Dinosaur Is My Friend
by King Sophie
Sophie sings a song about Dinosaurs and how maybe they're not dead, they're just playing a trick on us.

Good lyrics and nice singing and guitar playing!

7. Revenge
by Arlen Lawson
A spouse takes revenge against her husband for his still lingering love for his first love.

Excellent job!

8. Marionette
by Luke Christensen
Monologue by man who has suffered from a controlling, puppet relationship.

Well doing!

9. They're Grrr-eat
By Eli Wilkinson
Eli eats frosted flakes, Patrick asks for some. Eli tells him about his anal warts and Patrick eats the flakes anyway.

That was a good one!

10. Poop Doctor
By Jamal River
The Poop Doctor asks the audience members for a poop sample. Then decides to get it himself.

Extra funny!

11. I Love You Metaphorically
by Evan Schenck
A monologue of different metaphors for desire, need, and love!

Very very cool!

12. "An Exciting Western Adventure with Festively Colored Hats"
By Eric Landuyt
Cowboys with Festively Colored Hats try to have a wedding but the with intervenes and steals Elmyra. They pursue her to her lair, fight off a snake and meet a Magic lady/dude who helps them.

Entertaining and hilarious!

12.5 You Should Have Been at No Shame Last Week
by Greg Machlin
Greg hears about all the awesome stuff that happened last week and is mad.

Neat and comical!

13. A Response to War
by Patrick Ashcraft
The French are bombing us and the President turns to his National Security Advisor.... Quote Boy! Quote Boy is later killed.... But is he really gone?

So much to be grateful for!

14. Mallory the Schoolmarm
by Timm Sitzmann
Larry and Ted fight over their love, Mallory who chooses Sir Genevieve instead.


One of my favorites!

I liked all of your pieces a lot! I hope that makes you like me a little more as a person?! I feel like there's still potential for our friendships, see you at the big show!

Malc Genc

2/26/2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

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2/26/2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Hello, I am a big fan of the show! I come every week and I am planning on trying to think about doing a piece. I guess, I was just looking for a little advice from the more seasoned guys. What is the process of turning in a piece? Where do I go? What time? This and that.

Also, what do you think about this idea for a skit? It is called "The Impossible Puzzle" and it is about a guy and he is on the stage and he has a rubix cube and he keeps talking about how it is impossible...not mathematically possible at all to solve a rubix cube. It is made very clear that this is not possible. But then a guy comes on stage and SOLVES THE CUBE.

What do you think? Do you think that the audience will think that it is not possible to solve a rubix cube and then be impressed that it is done? Does the audience know enough about rubix cubes to know that it IS possible? Could they perhaps think magic is involved if an "impossibility" is done before their eyes? I do not want to start a panic...perhaps a disclaimer that it actually is possible to solve one? But then how do I explain that in the universe presented in this skit that it is not! It's a conundrum!

Also, are rubix cubes cool enough to do a skit about? Do people even like these?

2/26/2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger Eric Jesteadt said...

Yeah, you know that sketch idea with the rubix cube? I kind of already had that one in the works since saturday night.

If we both came up with the same idea, we should collaborate or something.

2/26/2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

ROFL!!!!!!!

2/27/2007 3:14 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Eric-

Are you afraid that if a rubix cube is solved on stage, that the audience will think that it is magic and this will possibly start a panic? Again, THIS IS MY MAIN WORRY!

2/27/2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger timm said...

Robert -
I wouldn't be afraid of people thinking it was magic and panicking. (or picnicking for that matter)Instead, I would fear that unveiling that the Rubik's cube IS solvable would result in the audience's disbelief in all things magical. They may lose their innocence.

Please Robert, DON'T DO THIS PIECE. I want to believe, let me believe.

2/27/2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Timm-

Are you trying to tell me that people currently think that a rubix cube is magic? Don't be silly! I don't think you are taking me seriously.

We all know that magic does not exist. My problem is that, if there is a common misconception that it is impossible for a rubix cube to be solved...and then people SEE a rubix cube solved, that they might think that it IS magic...and panic, because magic should not exist.

Eric, you must have considered this as well if you came up with my same idea...what are your thoughts?

2/27/2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger malc said...

I don't understand why you all hate me so much. For weeks I ask for your help and input with my telephome cheese pie skit ,and you IGNORE ME!!!! Now a new persons asks for help and you all embrace him with warm help! Why am I so loathesime????
(Can I help with the Rubuix piece? Could it be a "rubix-phone"?

2/27/2007 5:55 PM  
Blogger Adam Egg Acacia said...

Hey there. The name's Adam "Egg" Acacia, and I'm new to this here Iowa City "No Shame" scene. I used to be a board member at the "No Shame" in St. Louie, so I do have a little experience in the matter though! Listen, don't get me wrong, I think everybody should be able to express themselves! If yuou want to do a "Rubix's" piece, I'll give 'em hell who tries to stop you! Go all out, boys!
(P.S. the "phone cheese" thing does sound dumb I'd give it up, dude!)

2/27/2007 6:09 PM  
Blogger jml said...

"p.s. have you heard that knew beyonce song?

it's pretty good; we can talk about that, too."

I haven’t heard this new Beyonce song yet, Tim, but I’m pretty excited about it! The lyrics look awesome.


“Listen to the song here in my heart
a melody I start but can't complete”

That totally jibes with me! A lot of times I feel like my “heart” (my emotional center of being) is trying to express a “feeling” or a “melody”, but how to convey it to other people? There comes the problem!

“Listen to the sound from deep within
Its only beginning to find release”

I know what she means! I think many, many artists struggle for years, trying to find the proper “release” for what they feel inside. That is to say, they know what they want to express, but it takes practice and dedication to really be able to do it! It’s a long path down the road to self discovery.

“Ohh the time has come for my dreams to be heard
They will not be pushed aside and turned
Into your own, all 'cause you won't listen”

Here she really lets us know what she’s made of! She is strong, and she will carry on, with or without “your” support! I wonder who she is addressing specifically though? Is it a friend? A lover? Perhaps someone in the music business? I would love to know the story behind this song!

“[chorus]
Listen
I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say whats on my mind
You should have known
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own
You should have listened”

Wow! She gets so unflinchingly personal! It sure sounds like she’s addressing a very specific person, and yet, she expresses herself such that I can completely relate to these feelings of feeling like you’re outgrowing someone who maybe helped you find your “voice”, but maybe now has turned their back on you? I wonder if this could be about someone who she worked with in the music industry?

“There was someone here inside
Someone I thought had died
So long ago
Oh I'm screaming out
And my dreams will be heard
They will not be pushed Aside or turned
Into your own
[ these lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
All 'cause you won't listen”

She is a fierce survivor! I don’t care who this person is, what’s important is that she knows herself, and feels empowered with it! She will be OK as long as she is TRUE TO HERSELF and listens to her inner voice and not to what others think she needs to hear! I am so excited and empowered by her expressing this in a way that makes it so clear for everyone! What an inspiration she is to other artists like me and you!

“[chorus]
Listen
I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say whats on my mind
You should have known
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own
You should have listened”

I love how the chorus is mostly the same, but a little different! I feel like she really poured her heart out with this one! I think she gave these lyrics a lot of attention, and it shows! It’s those little differences like this that make a song stand out from the crowd.

“I don't know where I belong
But I'll be moving on
If you don't, if you won't”

She is stronger enough to make it without “you”! She knows what she needs, and she is going to see to it that these needs are met, and if that means distancing herself from the negative influences in her life, then so be it!

“Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but I will complete”

It may not be easy, but she will see this through to the end. The song will NOT remain incomplete. The song in her heart will ring loud and clear as an inspiration for everybody! And if you can’t hear that that is your loss.

“Now I am done believing you
You don't know not what I am feeling
I'm more than what you've made of me
I followed the voice you think you gave to me”

She says it once more to drive the point home: she is moving on! She can do this on her own! She gets so unflinchingly personal! It sure sounds like she’s addressing a very specific person, and yet, she expresses herself such that I can completely relate to these feelings of feeling like you’re outgrowing someone who maybe helped you find your “voice”, but maybe now has turned their back on you? I wonder if this could be about someone who she worked with in the music industry?


“But now I got to find my own - my own”

It is a butter-sweet ending: she is on her own, but she is strong. She is a fierce survivor! She is strong, and she will carry on, with or without “your” support! I wonder who she is addressing specifically though? Is it a friend? A lover? Perhaps someone in the music business? I would love to know the story behind this song! I can’t wait to hear this song, because based on this lyrics, it will be VERY GOOD! I hope they play it on the radio soon so I can hear it! I have been listening to 100.7 the FOX for the past 4 ½ hours but hopefully they will play it soon, they haven’t yet. I’m getting impatient!! Have other people heard it? I would love to hear about it! Is it as good as the lyrics? I hope it is! Wait, I think they're going to play it- well in a minute

2/27/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Jesteadt said...

I was looking forward to getting this idea across, but if you came up with it too, I guess that means it is a good idea. You say you want to get involved in No Shame, so write the sketch. I can think of a different idea some other time. My idea was that we have a pessimist sitting at that table with this cube infront of him (or her.) He talks about the cube, how it is "staring him down, mocking him, laughing at him, taking pleasure in his pain as he can never solve it." Then someone just walks by, picks up the cube, solves it (making it look easy) and puts it down on the table. The main character then sobbs as the lights go down.
That was what I had in mind.

I think there should be a rubix series, a series of sketch with the frustrations of the rubix cube as the theme.

2/27/2007 10:35 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

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2/28/2007 6:59 AM  
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2/28/2007 8:46 AM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Malc-

I love the idea of a "rubix phone" piece! Perhaps a phone in which you can not answer until you solve the cube? And the phone keeps ringing, which is driving the protagonist nuts, but the protagonist can NOT solve the cube, but then somebody else comes on and solves the cube and lets the protagnoist answer the phone. When the protagonist answers the phone the person on the other end tells the protagonist that the protagonist IS DEAD! Then the protagonist goes NUTS!

What do you think? Should we collaborate? Also, are you worried that such a piece may seem "magical" and cause a panic? This is something that I do not want to do!

2/28/2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger malc said...

Robert Wingshs! I love your take on the "rubix's phone" sketch! The idea of someone who can't answer the phone until a puzzle is solved, and thye can't seem to solve the puzzle and the phone keeps ringing which totally DRIVRES THEM BONKERS!! is perfect! That's so in line with what I wanted to do that I can't even believe that somebody else thinks this is a good idea! Also, a LOVE a twist ending, especially if it takes the audiencre by TOTAL suprise like that: how could he have been expecting that he was ALREADY DEAD!! I am thinking it will probably make people laugh at 1st but then when they think about it, it sort of begins to crepp them out! I guess I'm not too worried about it being misperceived as magic but thuis is something to keep in mind when we write it out? I feel this piece needs to be preformed at a show!!LET"S DO IT

2/28/2007 12:25 PM  
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2/28/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Sorry. my mommy told me that if I didn't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Just stop wasting our time on the blog you mystery ppl. Jesus.

2/28/2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Malc-

Do you want to meet with me at the show on Friday? We can discuss our rubix phone skit and perhaps set up a time to write. Maybe we could have the piece ready for the next show!

We can meet in the lobby after the show, if you want. I will be wearing a red tie.

3/01/2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger malc said...

Robert: golly I do want to write this piece more than anything! The only problem as I see it: upion rereading this "bliog", I discovered that ANOTHER "mystery man?" has also been writing our piece? "Eric Jesteadt"? I believe we need to somehow contact this fellow and see if he can be our help in writing this with us! With the "3 Amigos" writing it, this piece will floor the world!!!

3/01/2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger jml said...

"Sorry. my mommy told me that if I didn't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all."

My mom taught me no such thing, Poop Man.

"Just stop wasting our time on the blog you mystery ppl. Jesus."

You scamp. I love when peoples all like, "Shit! I just had to waste FOUR HOURS OF MY PRECIOUS LIFE reading a HORRIBLE blog that I DIN'T WANNA READ!!!" Freem! What, you getting school credit to read this? You mean mean boss-man make you read it? That's rank, man, I feel ya. I'm just lucky that I'm allowed to only read this thing when I want to (which is as often as humanly possible, bra!), and to skip over lame boring posts that I don't like (you know, like lame reviews n shit). I thought that was, erg, sort of a universal privilege but cleary that was a naive assumption on my part. Hang in there, Snot Face, things'll get better. We all die eventually.

PS Malc, Robbie, Eric, I fukcinmg LOVE your Rubix skit ideas! Um, like, you are the only 3 funny people left in the WORLD! Pece outre!!!

3/01/2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Malc, Robbie, Eric, I fukcinmg LOVE your Rubix skit ideas! Um, like, you are the only 3 funny people left in the WORLD! Pece outre!!

Sir (or Madam?), I do thank you for your kind words, but please keep in mind that I go by, and only go by the name “Robert.” I do not mean to be rude…it’s just that I want to avoid any confusion with the famous beer brewer Robbie Wingsh. He is the brewer of the beer “Winer’s Tap.” It is, coincidently, my favorite beer. You should try it if you get a chance!

3/01/2007 4:21 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

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3/01/2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

sucky sucky five dolla?

3/01/2007 8:03 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

PS the rubix cube phone thing does sound interesting to see! Especially if the only way they can answer the phone is to solve it. But when they can't it just KEEPS RINGING! LMAO. Then someone needs to die! Like they cant solve it and it was the government and so they come in an shoot them for their incompetence.

3/01/2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Evan? Is that you?

3/02/2007 7:12 AM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Versailles is running in Theatre A. I'm not sure how long the show is, but it will probably be in progress as many of us arrive for No Shame. Be aware that the back hallways are being used as backstage space. Last night, they had the back door to the parking lot locked during the show.

Make your way to the lounge quietly, and don't stand in the way of anyone wearing a costume.

And don't kill yourself on the roads.

3/02/2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Actually Adam the best course of action for performers to enter the lounge would be through the front doors and then into the lounge on the Theatre B side. Past Theatre A shows have shown much dislike for anyone moving through their backstage. Also if props go missing the first people they suspect isn't themselves. I learned that one during Puzzle locker.

And yes don't kill yourselves on the roads ppl!

3/02/2007 11:20 AM  
Blogger biverly said...

Hey there. The name's Biverly Clearly, and I'm new to this here Iowa City "No Shame" scene. I used to be a board member at the "No Shame" in St. Elsewhere, so I do have a little experience in the matter though! Listen, don't get me wrong, I think everybody should be able to express themselves! If yuou want to do a piece, go all out!

4/09/2007 3:49 PM  

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