Sunday, March 16, 2008
So last night, I finally saw some theatre. Zack and I went to see CATCH!, mostly because the Red Terror Squad was premiering a piece there and, hey, we like them (you should too - if you don't know who they are, check out their website). The new piece featured many interesting things (like stuffed cats and cornbread), but my favorite thing was Chris and Laryssa singing the song from A League of their Own (not the Madonna song, but the "batter up.....hear our call...anyone? Just me?). Amazing. There was also a cool piece from Witness Relocation. I love things that have really clear rules that I don't understand. Maybe because I like following rules. This probably reveals something about my personality, but chances are, you knew that already.
I'm going to take one short paragraph to include one pet peeve about the evening (and really, any show that does this). If your audience has been sitting in a cramped room with no real chairs for the past two and a half hours and they've seen all the pieces that they paid to see, do NOT tell them that the show is over and then trick them into sitting through a 20 minutes extra piece with yelling and fake blood and an upright bass. Chances are, the audience will get tired. And grumpy. And wonder why it is that they're out so late because they are secretly old women who sleep a lot.
I think half the fun of CATCH! is being in a room full of people you've known for the past two/four/seven years. It's nice to CATCH! up (I know, worst pun ever. I had to do it. I'm sorry). I've been searching for some sort of old ETW picture to post with this entry and.......I don't think I have any. Whoops. Send me old pics if you've got any.