My improv team just finished our second to last big run. It was for Fringe Festival, a partnership between us and a Public Health professor from Drexel University. He would lecture for a few minutes and we would make stuff up about his lectures for a few minutes and then we'd do it again. Part school part comedy.
I know it was taped, I'm hoping it will be distributable. We love doing this show and the other times it was taped it was password protected so you can only see it through my gmail link. That's frustrating when half your family lives far away.
It's much more "blue" than we usually do. We're pretty family friendly. This was not family friendly. This was Public Health.
Sex and drugs and Typhoid.
Lots of toilet stuff and sexy stuff.
It's fun to do that once in awhile.
Bathing suit area humor is the best when it is unexpected.
We wore real live Catholic School uniforms. Well, skirts for the girls harvested from closets. Caitlin still had hers because she is only five years out of high school.
Real live uniforms in real live teenage girl sizes. That was awesome. It made getting ready for the show a bit of a challenge because you don't want to be the 37 year old lady on the bus dressed in knee socks and a plaid skirt. It was a challenge because the showtimes were at 7 so the turn around from school and daycare and office and dinner and homework and pajamas was super quick. Luckily there is a bus that runs between my house and the theater with only a block or so of walking.
I borrowed Jake's buttondown school shirt for my uniform because the uniform store wanted $25 dollars for a white oxford and I thought that was dumb. So it was a little snug and a lot short but I managed. He loved that I could borrow his shirt. It made him feel big.
I did high school hair and eye makeup. Just for funs. I sort of don't want to stop now that the show is over, so I might not.
One night we had a professional photographer there. Here's what he took of me
close up. There are more but from further away and it's hard to tell the difference between us girls because we start to look like little specks.
I'm really going to miss all this. Especially after doing this block of shows. We're good at what we do. And people like us. And we like being good and being liked and it is really such an honor to make a whole theater full of people think and learn and laugh for an hour of their day.