Neurotrash Update

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NoIMG_0112pe, this little guy wasn’t at the show Saturday night, he, like so many other birds, is on the payroll at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and I couldn’t resist sharing the photo.

So our show went off Saturday night, and while I wouldn’t say it was without a hitch, we had a pretty full audience and they really seemed to enjoy it. So yay!

There was one part that made me fear for one of our actors, though. There’s a piece of cake in one of the scenes. As the prop person, I made sure to find the most pathetic looking piece of cake that I could.

It was pretty pathetic.

So it comes time for the scene, and the cake has gotten pathetic-er as time progressed, as I bought it for rehearsal Wednesday, we used it to rehearse Thursday, and now it’s Saturday.

Did I mention it has not been refrigerated?

Right, so the scene goes, and it’s hilarious and tight. And then it’s the end, and somehow the chair holding the cake takes a tumble. The cake hits the stage.

And allegedly bounces. I say “allegedly” not because I don’t believe it did — trust me, at that point the cake was probably capable of driving a car –but because I didn’t see it myself.

After the rebound, the two actors in the scene pick it up. And Kathryn, professional and hilarious as she is, actually bit it.

With her mouth parts.

You’ve got to love live theater. Afterward, I told her I couldn’t believe she actually did it, and neither could she, but let me tell you, the moment killed. Our cast is amazing.

So we have three more performances left! And the digital pieces, which really make the show innovative, were amazing. Being a part of something like this is something that’s difficult to describe.

Insanely curious? Want to see if eating the cake last week turns Kathryn into the Phantom of Donny’s Skybox? In or near Chicago? I think we still have tickets left for this week, but buy them soon on the Second City website:

In or near Chicago? Check out our sketch comedy revue, Me Inside Me Presents: “Neurotrash.” Saturdays at 10 pm, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 in Donny’s Skybox Theater. Tickets $13; Students $11 SCTC Students: $7  Click here for tickets.

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8 thoughts on “Neurotrash Update

  1. I’ve heard of testing a cake in the oven with your finger to make sure it has spring in it, but I’ve never heard of bouncing baked cake on the floor to engage the audience. What a brilliant move all around.

    • It was really something. She’s one of our new actors, and if she hadn’t sold me yet (she totally had, but it sounds so much less dramatic) she got me in that moment.

      I just hope she’s alive for this week’s show.

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