Saturday, April 17, 2010

No Shame Iowa City 4-16-2010

We had a show. It was a bit short but there were some good pieces and much fun was had by all. Order in the comments.

3 Comments:

Blogger evan schenck said...

1. Never Trust a Horse
by evn skenk and Katy Baggs

I describe a gambling situation.

2. This Play Can Only be Performed Once and Then Can Never be Performed Again
by Asher Stuhlman

Meditation on the originality of theater as it takes place in space-time.

3. Would you Rather...
by a Group of People Over Time

Volunteers must choose the lesser of two evils.

3.5 Pop Culture Moment Part III
by James S. Roth

Satanic senator sacrifices symbol of state.

4. Take Note
by Morgan Miller

Serious piece about DADT and Stop-Loss.

5. This Play Can Only be Performed Once and Then Can Never be Performed Again
by Asher Stuhlman

Deja vu.

6. Sky Patrol Episode III: is he dead?
by Sky Patrol!

Celestial sleuths solve a murder involving a wormhole.

6.5 Pop Culture Moment IV
by James S. Roth

Ballistic missiles were aimed at Eisenhower's big bald head.

7. The Great Tale of Cumshot McGee Part 2: Cum Hard With a Vengeance
by Chicken and Biscuits

Heroic condom manufacturer tries to find his way home by boating across Illinoise.

8. The Adventures of Batman I
by Arlen Lawson
based on characters created by Arlen Motherfucking Lawson

Man beats brother with bat over allegations of child abuse, ends up in prison.

4/17/2010 3:29 PM  
Blogger LSK said...

1. I liked how this piece took a standard premise and turned it into sheer absurdity.

2. This is another entry into my series of meta-plays. I think it went well.

3. It became a bit obvious that only three people were surveyed when the number 66% was thrown around.

3.5. I love these pieces.

4. It was nice to have an extended, serious piece in the middle of a short night. I'll probably end up nominating this for Best-Of.

5. As above. The two constitute one statement.

6. The Sky Patrol pieces always look a bit clumsy on paper, but are wonderful when acted out. I loved this.

6.5. As above.

7. "Sireens" had me cracking up.

8. I'm not sure how valid the Batman comparison is to the characters in this story. It seemed arbitrary.

Overall: short nights seem to have better average piece quality. Or maybe it's just me.

4/17/2010 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Never Trust a Horse
by evn skenk and Katy Baggs

I appreciate how the horse was able to communicate was not addressed at all. And I agree, horses are dicks. Funny piece.

2. This Play Can Only be Performed Once and Then Can Never be Performed Again
by Asher Stuhlman

This was well written and an intriguing concept. This and the corresponding piece were similar enough that you might think they were the same, but there were some important differences that added to the effect of the two if you really aid attention.

3. Would you Rather...
by a Group of People Over Time

I'm concerned about the incestuous nature of those surveyed, but this was amusing.

3.5 Pop Culture Moment Part III
by James S. Roth

I enjoy these .5s. Short, sweet, and to the point.

4. Take Note
by Morgan Miller

It was a bit confusing as to who was the reader and writer with the letters at times, but the actors did a good job dealing with it.

5. This Play Can Only be Performed Once and Then Can Never be Performed Again
by Asher Stuhlman

see 2.

6. Sky Patrol Episode III: is he dead?
by Sky Patrol!

My favorite episode of the series thus far.

6.5 Pop Culture Moment IV
by James S. Roth

see 3.5

7. The Great Tale of Cumshot McGee Part 2: Cum Hard With a Vengeance
by Chicken and Biscuits

Delightfully disgusting. I hope we hear more of old Cumshot.

8. The Adventures of Batman I
by Arlen Lawson
based on characters created by Arlen Motherfucking Lawson

I like this guy. He talks a bit fast to understand sometimes, but what I do hear is always thoughtful.

4/18/2010 2:30 PM  

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