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Last night, the boyfriend and I went to an improvisational theatre performance.

For the first half, we listened to Jane Austen, Jackie Collins, HP Lovecraft, and... some other guy... as they told each other stories. (Yes, this was more exciting than it sounds.)

Jane Austen's tale involved Fanny Smithson and Harold Jones falling in love over mathematics and telescopes, while Lovecraft told a very creepy tale involving four masks - and only managed to get to three of them before the performance ran out of time, thus handily giving me nightmares about what the fourth mask would do.



Then, for the second half, we watched a court case.

They asked for suggestions from the audience of random objects that could be submitted into evidence. We suggested a rubber mallet - and they promptly decided that the defendant was a clown who had killed her fellow clown by substituting a metal mallet for the standard rubber mallet, thus causing a weight imbalance that made the clown fall to her death during the high-wire unicycle act.

So we listened to lots of circusy witnesses, telling us exciting tales of clown love, affairs with the ringmaster, the props master being seduced by the bearded lady, and malicious rubber mallet substitutions by all sorts of people.


It was wonderful fun.

Date: 2010-09-08 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Clowns!!!! EEK!!!!


Gabrielle

Date: 2010-09-08 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] flake-sake.livejournal.com
Ah, I love those kinds of things! It sounds like it was brilliant fun!

And reminds me that I really should get more organizy again, especially since in my town a lot of locations for impro theatre an the like are shut down at the moment :(.

Date: 2010-09-08 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Haha, that's brilliant!

Date: 2010-09-09 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klme.livejournal.com
See, now I like him even more

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