Saturday, September 15, 2007

Iowa City September 14

Another Splendid Evening

(order will be posted as soon as Matt has a chance to type it)

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Blogger QueerCat said...

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9/15/2007 2:06 AM  
Blogger Adamistic said...

Hi all! Posting full-copy of the pre-show announcement...

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City Circle Shorts Call for Submissions -- Deadline Approaching!

We are looking for short original work (under 10 minutes) for our City Circle Shorts Festival to be held Feb 1 - 10, 2008. This is our fourth year of showcasing new works from local artists. Don't be left out! All formats, styles, subjects, and cast sizes will be considered.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2007

All interested playwrights should email submissions as an attachment to Andrew Juhl at: shorts@citycircle.org (Submissions cannot be returned, and are expected to be the original work of the author.)

Please contact Michael Jorgensen at art@citycircle.org for more information.

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NOTE: No Shamers have contributed greatly to this event in past years, so hopefully this one won't be an exception!

9/15/2007 2:17 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Really good show. I'll wait for the order to be posted before reviewing it. But to follow up on a thread from last discussion, I have now emailed almost every NoShame script I've ever written (1 from 2005-06 and 12 from 2006-07) to Adam to be archived, and I'd encourage others to. Get archived! Achieve immortality!

9/15/2007 3:58 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Please do consider contributing the City Circle Shorts festival. It's a great time and a great show!

9/15/2007 4:31 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

who wrote that skit i was in last night?

9/15/2007 5:53 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

John Kaufman. He's one of the new grad directors.
I enjoyed that piece.

9/15/2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys

3. "PART ONE OF A TWO PART JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAY JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN" by Alisa Jewenthal

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"

9/16/2007 1:45 PM  
Blogger janani said...

"CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki was the best thing I have ever seen at No Shame Theatre.

Encore, please.

9/16/2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft

Maybe it's me, but I didn't get this piece. I didn't feel like it got to where it was going.

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys

I appreciated this. The only thing I would have liked would have been some more action, like faster interplay between the players. Maybe an ol' fashioned HOE-DOWN. I don't know.

3. "PART ONE OF A TWO PART JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAY JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN" by Alisa Jewenthal

I liked this. I didn't think it was as killer as last week's piece but it was still funny and the jokes about how she was going over our kippah-less heads were good. I'm not sure that the story in itself was that hilarious (maybe that is what the first week's piece had and this one lacked) but the Rosenthal magic was in force.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie

Good, but it somehow seemed as if it wasn't fully realized.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs

Nice work, Katy. But I already read all of it before on your blog, so I didn't get anything out of this that I hadn't already got! Boo! Hiss!

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

I have to say that I don't think this piece was as well thought out as Greg's usual work. It a No-Shame inflected parody of Blade Runner that never quite came off.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

Wow. Jamal's energy and delivery was absolutely pitch-perfect. BONS! BONS! Ave!

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling

Yeah, I didn't really know what was going on here. Were they eating throughout the piece and then realized only at the end that they had been eating pet entrails? I didn't get that from it. As a side-note, I have mixed feelings about this trio of performers, except for Mr. Froehling. Whatever you want to say about these pieces, he gets on stage and sells it. He's the Chevy Chase of No-Shame.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson

I like this piece but not as much as I have liked Arlen previously. The commentary in this one seemed heavy-handed.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

I'm just going to be brutally honest and say that I hated this piece. Some people may have liked it, but I just plain didn't.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn

Meh.

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman

This was a good use of randomly selected performers.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck

I don't know if this was a good piece, but I liked the result. Good job by the performers, all around.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth

Wow. Katy, you are the best.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"

Not as good as last week, maybe because you didn't think about it as much.

9/16/2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft
This is one of my favorite serious pieces *ever,* up there with Janani's ghost story. The story just had a sad sweetness & unpredictability to it, and the record player added so much.

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys
I loved this; I'm glad to see classical music at NoShame, and Brian & Janani are pretty much pros. It made me think of Ingmar Bergman.

3. "JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN" This wasn't my favorite Alisa piece; some of the jokes seemed to easy.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie
I didn't think this would work that well when I read it, but it worked surprisingly well onstage.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs
Fun.

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin
Thanks to all the actors; Patrick & Matt brought exactly what I was hoping to bring to the piece, which was their wonderful energy & ability to play off of each other.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki
I really enjoyed this--what's truly great is that the name Rafiki made me think of Raffi, so this could almost be a kids' song…


8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling
Hmmm. This one may have needed more rehearsal. Or actual stuffed pets. Prop pieces are hard when you don't have the props.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson
A pleasure to listen to.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt
Seldom has a piece suffered so much by being 45-60 seconds too long: Eric had the audience for a while, and then he lost them. Still, props for diving in full-throated.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn
An interesting concept, but Adam's recent serious pieces always seem to have this weird layer of despair over them.

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman
This was great. More, please!

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck
This reminded me--in a good way--of the Robot Chicken Star Wars parody with the alien who gets innocently killed in the bar. Jesus, Dr. Adventure's a dick.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth
This was very fun to be in, and, again, worked far better onstage than I thought it would.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"
Very enjoyable. If it wasn't as good as the first American Black Box, it may just be that we knew what was coming… then again, that first one had the great "new proposed ending."

9/16/2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Yeah, I basically self-plagiarized my blog for that piece. I know it was lazy of me but I don't care.

I also liked Clamp Your Bottom and Whack. I liked it A LOT.

9/16/2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger luketheweeds said...

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

WOW. I didn't think Jamal could keep the energy up for the entire song. He did. It was great.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

I didn't mind this, but I did think it was far too repetitive. Eric is so brave. That hole in his dress was frightening.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn
I like the weird layer of despair. This wasn't one of my favorites by Hahn, but it had some good stuff. I don't think we need a monologue about the degradation of society, we know all about that.

9/16/2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger brian said...

Here is my half-assed review of most of the pieces.

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft
This piece set the mood really well, but I wasn't following the story with much interest. Probably because I was listening more to the music (what was that record, Patrick?)

3. "JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN"
Seemed a little like a "This American Life" segment or something. I liked it.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie
Sophie, this was great.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs
Katy dreams about weird and entertaining things!

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin
This is one of my favorite Greg pieces. Patrick and Matt were excellent, as always.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki
I can't wait to be in this again at BONS.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt
Did anyone else think this was a lot like Tabor's style? I really can't stomach Eric's "misogyny is so hilarious, right guys?" pieces, because unlike your usual frat boy brand, this misogyny seems to be in the guise of art directed at intelligent people, but if there is any irony to it, it's lost on me. Eric, if you have a rebuttal, I would be interested to hear it.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn
I liked this one, though he's done some other very similar ones.

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman
This was so cool and smart and innovative. Nice job, Luke and woman-whose-name-I-forgot.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck
I enjoyed the chance to be a part of this Evan Schenck thrillride. Doctor Adventure lived up to his name this time.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth
Kind of pretty good. Katy was hilarious.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"
Maybe not as good as the first one, despite some hilarious lines ("A long time ago in a galaxy far away, there were two friends!") I love how each "chapter" is one sentence long. I'm a fan of repetition as a humor device, but I know not everyone else is.

I think No Shame is starting to be really good again.

9/16/2007 11:34 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

I think the highlight of this particular American Black Box was how he never mentioned that Threepio and Artoo Detoo are robots.

9/17/2007 12:15 AM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft

I enjoyed this, but I didn't follow the story very well. I didn't get why Patrick's mom stole Patrick's TV to give to a burned up guy. I don't know, maybe I just wasn't paying attention at the right moment. I really liked what the music added to the thing though. Somehow the crackle of the record made it even better.
2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys

This was great. Everyone was asking him what the song was about, or what kind of thing it was, but I didn't even really care what it was. It sounded cool, and in the middle of it I kept wondering how it was ever going to end. I wondered how the end would be interesting, I guess is what I mean. It definitely succeeded in ending well, and I liked it quite a bit. Good job Brian.

3. "PART ONE OF A TWO PART JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAY JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN" by Alisa Jewenthal

This was really funny. I really like Alisa's facial expressions, and the way she delivers her lines. I also like any self reference to an obvious trait (big hair).

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie

This was funny. I really liked the guy whose birthday it actually was. He looked really pained that nobody was listening to him.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs

I always like hearing people's weird dreams, and this one was sufficiently weird.

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

I think this was my favorite Greg Machlin piece. I don't know what it was about it, but it was very good, and kept getting progressively better throughout the piece.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

This was HILARIOUS. I never thought a song about The Mighty Whack would be so well received. I couldn't believe he was improvising it all, and it was so funny and it was almost impossible for me to keep doing the backup rhythm thing without completely losing it.

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eric Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling

I gotta say, I don't remember much about this piece. I was still laughing so much from Clamp Your Bottom and Whack. I was still crying, and it was difficult to see. I remember a couple of people fell down, and I laughed a bit once I calmed down, but that's about all I got on that one.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson

This was great. I love Arlen monologues.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

I'm going to have to agree with Brian on this one. I've seen better Eric pieces, and this one seemed like a bit of a cop out. I know people laughed at this, but were they really laughing? Or were they crying obnoxiously?

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn

This was good. I thought I remembered hearing something about a camera that took a picture of a wall, and that whole thing. Is that true? I need to wiki that. That is the sort of thing that interests me. The idea of a Google Time or whatever, is really really creepy. My only problem is, I understand how they would get VIDEO from back in time, but how would they get the sound!? Sound waves don't travel through outer space!

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman

This was good. I wasn't sure what was going on here, and I didn't know if it was set up in advance. It seems like it probably wasn't, in which case both people did a great job with it.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck

This was good! I like a good action packed Doctor Adventure. Some of them feature him talking to boards of inquiry, but I like the ones where Doctor Adventure gets stuff done. He was all business tonight.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth

I liked this. Katy's Hillary was hilarious.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"

I'll agree that it wasn't quite as good as the Jurassic Park one, but it was still VERY funny and I hope to keep seeing this series.

9/17/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft

I wasn't exactly sure what the point of the story was, but the aesthetic to this piece was fantastic. Very slow, well-performed. Made me think of the opening credits to a Woody Allen movie.

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys

I loved the opening joke of it used to be Two Guys and Janani, and now it's just Two Guys. The actual song was pretty interesting. It was like induced mind-wandering.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie

It took me a while to figure out where this scene was going, but I agree that the fellow whose birthday it actually was was priceless. Very cute scene.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs

Well compiled. I love hearing what Katy writes.

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

I liked the premise but wasn't crazy about the payoff. I was expecting one more twist, like Patrickborg shooting himself or something.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

I don't know what to say about this that hasn't been said yet. I was tickled pink the whole time. Or perhaps that was my bottom after I clamped it OH I WENT THERE.

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling

I liked where this was going but was disappointed that most of the humor came from a book that was already written.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson

I haven't seen too many of Arlen's monologues but I could listen to him talk forever.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

Completely unnecessary. There was nothing funny or new about this piece. I'm interested that he's been trying to write female characters lately... but I think this is the wrong way to go about it.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn

Adam has the talent to drop that one line that will make you completely reevaluate everything.

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman

I loved this. Especially how the actors were not only throw directly into the scene but also had to remember things like their names. "Sings song from group/band named before" was probably my favorite part of the evening.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck

For some reason I can't remember this.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth

Excellent use of Katy Baggs. I got the Guliani joke and found that part a bit excessive.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"

I'm glad these pieces have been going over so well, but I don't find them as funny. Perhaps I'm not as familiar with the movies. The timing is great, though.


All in all, a fun night. Not as energetic as last week's, but a great turnout and a lot of diverse pieces.

9/17/2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I find you a bit excessive Alisa!

Just joking.

ps. You know that will be his whole campaign, right? "I was the Mayor of New York City during 9/11". He would be nothing without that day.

9/17/2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Oh Wilkinson IT IS ON.

Ok and you're right.

I also just saw "Seven Year Itch" for our class. Totally boring.

9/17/2007 8:17 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

You know, I have to comment that I tried to clamp my bottom but I could not get it to go "WHACK". I was trying really hard, and I even got some people to help, but it never happened. What am I doing wrong?

9/17/2007 11:37 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yeah, I think I have *three* probably Best of Nominations from tonight: Fire, The Swede, and Clamp Your Bottom, except everyone'll be nominating that one anyway. That's some of the best improvised songwork I've seen.

9/18/2007 2:46 AM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Mostly I enjoyed the whole show. If I don't say anything about your piece, I had fun watching it.

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft
I was taking money from a bunch of people during this. What I heard, I liked.

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys
Too good and musical for me to appreciate, but not too good and musical for me to enjoy.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie
Really fun.

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling
I think it worked to have the actors refer to props and set pieces that weren't really there. The, "we've been eating pet guts!" ending worked less well.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson
The trucker's magical ability to live long enough to complete the pyramid made the ending weaker for me. Also, his truck should have collapsed into a pile of rust before exploding in the eruption

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt
I laughed.
If this was an attempt to engage us with a nutty character saying offensive things, it succeeded. (and yeah, it could have done that just as well if a minute shorter)
If this was Eric's attempt to really get inside a sympathetic female character, it was less successful.

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn
I thought I remembered hearing something about a camera that took a picture of a wall, and that whole thing.
As far as I know, that's not real. Yet.
I understand how they would get VIDEO from back in time, but how would they get the sound!?
Sound is carried by pressure waves, which create areas of different densities, thus different refractive properties, in the air around us. You could, in principle, detect sound by measuring oscillations in light refraction. (This part was very brief in the monologue.)

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman
I liked wondering the whole time if these were real volunteers or plants. I guess John got exactly the right volunteers.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck
Good use of Jake. Ended somewhat anti-climactically, but I want to know what will happen after the good doctor goes through that next door.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilx Booth
This worked.
"I was the Mayor of New York City during 9/11". He would be nothing without that day.
Right, kind of like some other politicians, some of whom are already President.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"
I enjoyed this a lot more than the first one. The first one might have been better, but maybe I find Star Wars jokes less tiresome than Jurassic Park jokes.
Maybe instead of thinking, "man, is this going to go on, all the way to the end of the movie?" I was thinking, "this will go all the way to the end of the movie; I might as well enjoy it."

9/18/2007 4:45 PM  
Blogger luketheweeds said...

Alisa, I think your picture is amazing BTW. I thought you should know.

9/18/2007 10:39 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

"I was the Mayor of New York City during 9/11". He would be nothing without that day.
Right, kind of like some other politicians, some of whom are already President.


Amen--and (if I can get on my lefty soapbox for a minute)--what's particularly galling about this, is that Giuliani was warned in 1993 that the firefighters' radios didn't work properly.

He did nothing.

For eight years.
In Spring 01 the city tried new radios. Didn't work. So they went back to the old, not-working-properly radios.

121 firefighters died on 9/11 in the South Tower because they never heard the order to evacuate… an order they would have heard if they'd had properly working radios.

9/19/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Sorry. We now return you to your regularly scheduled NoShame discussion.

9/19/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Eli's REVIEW. WHOO! These are always fun, right? Right!

1. "FIRES INVOLVE PITMASTERS AND TELEVISION SETS" by Patrick Ashcraft

I loved the mood of this piece as well as the writing. It was an interesting way to start the show though I would've rather liked to see it later in the order.

2. "THE SWEDE" by Two Guys

Very good. Perhaps a little too long but still good. I was very 'chilled' by the song.

3. "PART ONE OF A TWO PART JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAY JEWSTRAVAGANZA: TODAY I AM A MAN" by Alisa Jewenthal

-Har. Funny. Long. But funny.

4. "WORST BIRTHDAY EVER" by King Sophie

-I couldn't hear half of it. I think a slight recasting would've made this piece better.

5. "REAL DREAMS I HAVE REALLY HAD RECENTLY" by Katy Baggs

As far as list pieces go, this was one of the better ones. Katy someday I'll have to tell you about my dreams. Now thats fucked up.

6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

As a die hard Blade Runner fan I would have to say that I felt the inaccuracy of the "blade runners" being replicants bothered me greatly. Patrick and Benyo should've been the Blade Runners. Oh well. Interesting choice splitting the Character of Holden into two parts.

7. "CLAMP YOUR BOTTOM AND WHACK" by The New Rafiki

Best piece of the night. Funny from start to finish.

8. "A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWARMING PARTY" by Eic Jesteadt, Katie Lawson, John Froehling

I did not care much for this piece. It was awkward, I didn't know what exactly was going on and it didn't have much to make me believe or rather accept this place they were describing. I would try casting other actors and see if the problems lie in the awkward delivery (which can be charming (See Snap Rack)) or in the writing/concept itself.

9. "THE TRUCKER AND THE APOCALYPSE" by Arlen Lawson

As always Arlen fucked my brain and always in a good way. Well except that one time. The stitches come out on friday.

10. "SKINNY BITCHES" by Eric Landuyt

I laughed. I got that Eric was commenting on the fact that our pop culture is obsessed with 'skinny ho's'. It went on a little too long but I thought that our cultures skinny ho obsession has been going on for too long as well. Damn you TWIGGY! DAMN YOU!

11. "TEETH" by Adam Hahn

A typical Adam monologue. Nothing to object to.

12. "UNTITLED" by John Kaufman

Were they plants? Maybe not. Dun Dun DUNNNNNNN!!! I thought the stalker revelation was adorable. But only because I'm a fucked up individual.

13. "DOCTOR ADVENTURE AND THE BIG MISTAKE" by Evan Schenck

My least favorite Dr. Adventure skit yet. Just didn't have its usual pop and Dr. Adventure zingers. I knew how it was going to end and it was all and all predictable.

14. "WE'RE FUCKED" by Eli Wilkinson

My last second idea. since I decided my original skit was in bad taste. Rape jokes... what was I thinking.

15. "AMERICAN BLACK BOX PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE-NOVEL BYE, AMERICAN BLACK BOX"

Not as good as week one. But a good way to cap off the show. I was thinking originally Benyo was going to go through the whole saga. But then we'd realize how utterly worthless 3-PO and R2D2 are treated in episodes 1-3. Oh well.

9/19/2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Are you going to see Yes Shame tonight? I'm going to see Yes Shame tonight.

9/19/2007 1:15 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Go to YES SHAME! Support the kids. Don't just look at them like they are jail bait. But support them! Like a good jock strap.

9/19/2007 1:53 PM  
Blogger luketheweeds said...

I had trouble hearing Worst Birthday Ever and the Typical Middle Class Housewarming Party. I think it was because they were so far back lost in the depths of theatre A.

I am eagerly awaiting No Shame's return to it's cute little home in B.

Also I was not a plant in the untitled skit. I can't vouch for the Sarah lady though.

9/19/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger janani said...

I had trouble hearing too. It seemed like a lot of performers were standing pretty far back (up?)-stage. Was that a lighting issue?

9/19/2007 4:33 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Hey hey hey don't blame the lighting guy. I busted my balls off just to get stage left lit. I guess it was just that theres a certain comfort that comes with the back wall. Especially if you are performing in an almost sell out Theatre A.

9/19/2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger janani said...

No harm meant, Eli. It was just a 'satiable curtiosity.

9/19/2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

"6. "BLADERUNNER" by Greg Machlin

As a die hard Blade Runner fan I would have to say that I felt the inaccuracy of the "blade runners" being replicants bothered me greatly."

This was done on purpose, just for people like you, Eli.

9/20/2007 12:13 AM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Tonight, we will be in Theatre A one last time. (I've been promised B is almost ready)

9/21/2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I want to write a review of Thise Heree Noe Shamee Eveninge of September 21ST! Damnit, people, get your act together! I don't want to be waiting until Sundaye againe!

9/22/2007 3:02 AM  

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