Oh, man, I have a blog I guess.
2012′s gotten off to a rip-roaring start. I’ve already played 5 shows, helped along by my reappearance in the Soup Can Theatre smash hit Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, this time at the Factory Theatre for the Next Stage Festival. It has been awesome.
LIAPYCS was one of the greatest things I’ve done in the past few years. I wasn’t in the very first version of the show, which happened over two nights in November 2009 at the (sadly defunct) Bread & Circus in Kensington Market; I was, however, a member of the band in the big, crazy, adventurous 11-show run in the 2010 Toronto Fringe, and its subsequent two nights at Best of Fringe Uptown. With cast, band, and crew, the company numbered over 25, and we jammed ourselves into the B&C each night for two weeks and transported everyone in the audience (sold clean out every night from the third day onward) to Weimar-era Germany for a while.
We became like a little family. The best part of my day was arriving at the Bread & Circus and doing our hilariously frantic set-up, getting in my little chair with all my gear, and starting the overture. I sat facing the stage, so I got to see the entire show every night, and I never got tired of it.
Doing it again (albeit a very condensed version of the show) is like coming back to somewhere you once lived, so familiar that it’s almost strange because it isn’t strange. After one night I already could recite all the dialogue again, but it still cracks me up. There are plenty of things about the full show that I miss, but this mini one is a ton of fun.
Our reputation precedes us, too:
Four more shows to go: tomorrow (Tuesday) night, Saturday night, and two on Sunday. Details here!
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Whatever gets the page views, I guess…