Sunday, January 15, 2006

Rolling along, but what next

So the shows are doing great, selling out every night. The good review in the Bee certainly helped.
I love what we're doing in this show. It feels to me like a really god combination of the silly and the experimental, getting dark in places but coming back and getting talkie, leaning toward theater type pieces but then giving a quick breather afterwards with some purely physical stuff like the lizard boy pieces.
But, having stepped up into a larger run, ultimately being seen by a much larger group of people with a much, much larger advertising budget I have to wonder what we do next? I mean, this was a big step and there'd be no shame in repeating it next year. Putting another new show up for a long run.
Hopefully the success of the run and the good press means we can get into theaters like the Purple Onion in San Francisco or Upright Citizen's Brigade Theaters in LA and New York. That's the goal now for me. Well that and as always doing more film work.
Artistically where do we go now? I don't wan to torture myself and the cast with always having to do something brand new. I do believe and artist group of artists can do what they do well and just workt to perfect their craft and grow in it, but I get a sense that there is some new ground we could be covering. That we're off in a good direction. We're experimental in a more subtle way than some of the really out there troupes that have wowed me, but I'm happy with what we're doing. I like the Woody Allen like attention to dialogue and story even within the often preposterous scenarios of sketch comedy. And I like pieces like She, Rolita, The Talk, or the Unborny Billy Skits that are willing to go to places the audiences might be reluctant to go. The audience is beginning to trust us on these little trips. They know we'll respect the subjects we're dealing with.
Okay, that's enough post show rambling. I've got at least for more weeks of shows so plenty of time to meditate on this stuff. For now, the show keeps getting tighter, better, funnier everytime we run it.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

What an opening night

The internet ate some of our reservations and so folks who had made reservations didn't get in, which sucks and I'm sure upset some folks, but having a packed house, to the point where people were sitting in the aisles was delightful.
The skits did well, pleny of laffs, the opening act Daisy Spot was enchanting and our house band Broken Home added so much to the show and were tons of fun.
We had a wine tasting after the show which was very cool and I look forward to two more shows tonight both of which are already sold out.
I'm anxious to see the review on Monday in The Bee.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Sid, Ben, Becca, KLJ, Amber

Yep. Six week run. That's a lot of ICBINC. It's very likely that we'll be reviewed opening weekend so we really want to pack the house, plus opening weekend Daisy Spot is opening for us, so that's exciting. You can go to to reserve tickets and mention that you read about it here to get a six pack of tickets for $60. That'll save you enough per person that you can all pitch in on some cheap beer before the show. And listen to us on KXJZ 88.9fm Friday at 2pm also.

In this show we're doing The Vagina Dialogues, the best send up of The Vagina Monologues ever cuz it's done with an understanding of and affection for the source. And Becca has a new piece, Rolita that's FANTASTIC and pretty dark and challenging and beautiful and I really love it. Ben as usual turns in a manic piece based on his every day dealings with the folks he's forced to share a planet with. I'm in there too somewhere.

Broken Home is our band this time around and we love them. They totally immersed themselves in the show and they rule. So now, I BEG YOU, please, please, come have a good night with us, help us get this long run kick started and we promise not to have a secret wrap party without you when it closes. THOUGH you should note, folks that wait until closing weekend will NOT be told about the party (unless they have a real good excuse, or a box of wine, or Sid thinks they're cute.)

Okay, the skits we're doing, High Flying Kung-Fu, The Vagina Hater, Lizard Boys Cruise For Chicks, Shiela Learns The Truth, Vaginas make you Gay, Rolita, Yawning, General Gina, Curing The Vaginaphobe. As you can see 'Ginas A-Plenty.