Got photos from the show… these were all taken at dress rehearsal by the director.
This first one is the Mad Moose Maniacs, the improv troupe. We did three rounds of theatre sports in the second act. I did “Translation” with Natasha (she’s on the left, I’m second from right) – she spoke gibberish and I “translated”… love that game. And on Friday I also participated in “Arms” where you stand behind another player and your arms provide all the action… not that fond of that one.
We had a lot of people asking if we were scripted or if the suggestions from the audience were planted – NO. Yes, the games were pre-determined (due to time constraints – we only had ten minutes) and who was going to do them (who was best at which game for maximum audience pleasure) but, we had no idea what the audience would be suggesting – everything I said as the Translator was completely off the cuff, made up on the spot… I’m just a natural (she says modestly) and had years of practise doing Table Topics at Toastmasters! And the fact that MY MOM was the heckler (how embarrassing is that???) was also completely unexpected… but I dealt with her! People were asking if that was planned too… NO, mom just blurts out what she’s thinking since the stroke….
This next one is from “Hitting on Women 101”. I played “Angie” who may or may not be being hit on… I think… lol. I think I was saying something like “That makes absolutely no sense” in response to “Tim’s” explanation of how I would know if I was being hit on.
And this is the whole cast of “Hitting on Women 101” – me, Adrian Tanasichuk and Natasha Hunt.
The play was ten minutes long. They had two of these short plays in the show – the one in the first act was called “In The Beginning” which was Adam and Eve meeting in a bar with the Serpent as the bartender. The other members of the Improv troupe were the cast in that play.
It was a true variety show with music, dance, comedy, improv… it was really great fun and I am seriously intending to do it again next year… I hope they let me!!