||[Jun. 7th, 2005|01:44 pm]
Saturday was improv-filled, as usual. Saw the premiere installment of Lyrix, which is long-form improv with interspersed songs. The first song inspires the first round of scenes which inspires the next song and so forth. Jerm Pollet was the musical guest, so of course I had to see it. Jerm's improvised songs and the subsequent scenes got progressively darker with each iteration. The last song and show closer was about parents on prozac. Jerm's footstomping was not to be missed.
Then Wes, Dave, Kristin and I all performed in Maestro. Jay, Shannon, Dave Wallace, Peter, and Jessica were also in the show. The audience was tiny, something like 14 people, nine of which were there due to Kristin. Mindy and Angela were there as well. It's hard to remember, but I was in a pan left/pan right scene, a scene about a cannery (where I hurt the fuck out of my right knee tripping backstage), and a gradual lying monologue. There must have been something else, too. Anyhow, I was pretty relaxed due to the small audience size and the fact that I'd had a number of beers throughout the day. I was most proud of the monologue, even though I broke a personal rule and mentioned monkeys (well, primates). I made it all the way to the final showdown against Dave Wallace. It was a status battle to see who would come out with the highest status at the end of a few minutes. I held my own, but once Dave forgave my sins, it was all over. I should've just shot him.
After that there was much drinking at the Gingerman.
Sunday was Kristin's going away party. Lots of people, lots of booze, and some games. As the night wore on, more improv people kept showing up and not leaving. So by the end there was quite a crowd. Once we were all good and drunk I played my original ukulele tunes (When You're Dead, the one about snowmen, and the new one) and they were well-received. At around 2 we all went to Magnolia where I had a really wonderful pasta dish involving bacon. It tasted a lot like a similar dish I had in Italy.
This entry is mostly just an excuse to show off my new icon, showing me wielding a chair at the improv graduation show.
Agh, I want all this furniture so bad.