||[May. 13th, 2006|01:00 pm]
Last night was a really fulfilling night of improv. Our 8 o'clock show went really well. We were playful, and employeed several techniques that Chris Trew taught us sometime back (revolving door, exploding the space, etc..). The suggestion was Mother's Day, which was perfect.There was a musical scene (somewhat pre-contrived), an ad for Match.com, a talking to God scene (I played the apathetic, emo God), a scene with a chocolate baron and a missing cat, and a scene with a homicidal psychiatrist. Several people told us afterwards that it was one of best shows yet. It was a lot of fun, though I was sad that Phil was sick. Someone needs to feed him lots of chicken noodle soup or something.
Next came the XLellent Funny Writers Sketch Preview show, or whatever it's called. There were 6 sketches that were picked from numerous submissions, and then performed by a 'super' troupe, of which Kaci was a part. I'd already seen the sketches in rehearsal, but they were much more polished last night. And Kaci's big scene got some of the biggest laughs. hooray.
The Cagematch pretty much rocked, too. The Dark Bloodlords lineup was changed a bit. Neither Jastroch or Andy P. could make it, so Andy Crouch and Mike Kinald joined in. The formatwent a little rougher than last week, but I think I enjoyed the story more. It's such a playful format. You get to interact with the audience constantly. I'm thinking of maybe trying to revive it for Frontera Fest the next time that comes around. This week's story was called The Bathroom of the Communal Popcorn. It wound up taking place on an island with satellite moons, somehow. However that works.
Anyways, the audience ate it up. We went first, so we got to watch Valerie's show. She did a one woman show, but she was heavily directed by Shana. It rocked. It was a really, really fun show. And Valerie did a stellar job of portraying a wide variety of emotions. It was a classic war-torn lovers story, and Valerie, of course, was all the characters- the man, sent off to iraq, the weeping woman at home, the wedding coordinator, the war buddy, and a sassy waitress.
The Dark Bloodlords wound up winning, but it was close- 13-8. I would've been pleased with either outcome, because either way, Parallelogramophonograph wins.
And tonight is our hour long Mainstage show. And then Maestro.
Woo! I can't wait.