Tuesday, September 08, 2009

IC Order 9/4 2009

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

1) A Declaration of Grievance - by Leigh Mather
2) Mr. Spock Plays in the Desert - by Arlen Lawson
3) Unoriginal Knock Knock Jokes Presented in Original Order -by Eric Jesteadt and by James S Roth and by David Rout and by John Froehlig Jr. and by Amy Neesia..... and while we're at it, your mother, Mother Thersa Charles Manson, Billy Mays, and the entire 2009 obituaries page, Not by the Editorial Board of the Daily Iowan
4) If by Chance we should meet - by Mirri
5) Wholesomely Unfunny Skit that;s too old to get (but at least it's only a point-five) by William Scott Francis Blake
6) A Song -by Adam Weinstein
7) "The Best" -by James S. Roth
7.5) A Letter from the Government - by Darkman
8) Sibling Song - by Katy Baggs
8.5) I Called my Wife A..." by Penny
9) Three Letters to Pi OR Pi How I Miss Thee - by Eli Wilkinson
10) Zeus, the Sexual Ouroboros -As sung by Luke Christensen

9/08/2009 7:19 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

A review for the season opener.

1) A Declaration of Grievance - by Leigh Mather

-It was good seeing Leigh again! She has a unique humor that really adds to a show. With this piece I think the humor is there. It has its really funny lines but I feel some of them may be hampered by an excess of words preceding them. Like the line about Vicadin would have been quicker and funnier if it was "if she's lucky, Vicadin" instead of "if she's luck enough to get it, Vicadin." But on the whole it was a good piece that a lot of the women in the audience could relate to and did.

2) Mr. Spock Plays in the Desert - by Arlen Lawson

-I really liked this piece. Arlen always succeeds in writing pieces that make you think about and envision what he is describing. I liked his use of matches to parallel Mr. Spock's flares though I think sturdier and longer lasting matches would have been easier but that is just picky of me.

3) Unoriginal Knock Knock Jokes Presented in Original Order -by Eric Jesteadt and by James S Roth and by David Rout and by John Froehlig Jr. and by Amy Neesia..... and while we're at it, your mother, Mother Thersa Charles Manson, Billy Mays, and the entire 2009 obituaries page, Not by the Editorial Board of the Daily Iowan

-First off. The title is way too long. Sorry. It is. I felt as if this piece should have been just three of the jokes. Pick the three funniest and get them done as fast as humanly possible. That way you don't waste time moving around. Also if there are fewer jokes then we won't necessarily know the answers to those three. Whereas with jokes 4-9 we lose interest because they are the same joke we have heard over and over. To put it in a metaphor: We love the horse and don't want to watch it beaten to death and then some. Try to club the horse and leave some mystery as the lights dim and the horse falls.

4) If by Chance we should meet - by Mirri

-One of Mirri's best serious pieces. We kind of messed up in the middle but all in all it was interesting to hear and the relationships were believable and real.

5) Wholesomely Unfunny Skit that;s too old to get (but at least it's only a point-five) by William Scott Francis Blake

-This is not a point five btw. A point 5 should be a couple of lines max. The lead up to the big joke is about the right size in length you would want for a joke like this but I think the ending is a bit too "What the hell just happened". I think the piece should've continued for one more line that explains what had just happened. Like what if Eric would've said at the end "Oh by the way you are about to get pwned by a Tiger I had taken to your house. Hello? Good. Roy is haxzorz."

6) A Song -by Adam Weinstein

-I really dug this song. Adam has a great singing voice. I also really dug the use of the harmonica. I hope he comes back.

7) "The Best" -by James S. Roth

- This piece has potential. Lots of it. I think the length is good. Personally, I would of thought it funny if Guy Two were to say something like "She was a lie" and then let the audience figure it out along with Guy One maybe through some clever acting. But other than that the piece is on sturdy ground.

7.5) A Letter from the Government - by Darkman

-I missed most of this running between the booth and my seat. Sorry Kjai!

8) Sibling Song - by Katy Baggs

-Probably the best piece of the night. And what a twist! M. Night would be so proud!

8.5) I Called my Wife A..." by Penny

-Alright. Lacked punch. But was a quick joke.

9) Three Letters to Pi OR Pi How I Miss Thee - by Eli Wilkinson

-Rushed this piece and wished it had more zazz in the writing. That's my new word for my reviews btw. No one steal it.

10) Zeus, the Sexual Ouroboros -As sung by Luke Christensen

-Another really good piece. I felt that it started a little slow but once it climaxed it was all good and we were all covered in sticky white Zeus cum and blood. Tasty.

9/08/2009 7:59 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Yeah, I want to point out that in Mirri's piece, I FUCKING BLEW a line that was mine, and by the time I found it again in my script, Mirri was already saying it. It was so dark where I was in the theatre that I couldn't read a damn thing. I'm sorry, Mirri. I am a jagoff.*


*comment retyped to correct spelling errors several times because I'm a little drunk right now, not lying.

I also want to say that I particularly loved Luke and Arlen's pieces this week but I thought that this week's show overall was a good season opener. Let's keep it up, kids. See you tomorrow.

9/10/2009 10:43 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Also, I related to Leigh's piece about periods. I mean, it's basically STICKY, BROWNISH, PUSSY MUD. AMIRITE

9/10/2009 10:49 PM  

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