After Saturday's rehearsal, I was about to back off on my plan to attend a capture the flag game on Roosevelt Island put on by a few people from the improv theaters. I was about ready to give in on my anti-social feelings, when I pushed myself to go at the last minute, and it was amazing. This was our playing field:
Our tactics included jumping down to the river front and climbing the rocks along the East River, riding the bus from one end of the island to another while ducked among the civilians, and asking a stranger for a ride right to the flag. I played defense in the third match, and Alex Sidtis flanked us from the south end of the island. The base commander, Kevin was the first to spot him and he called me up to follow him. My job was a roving defender, watching the bus route, as well as the West and South approaches, so I tailed him from a distance. I hid in the trees by the play ground, and followed his bright blue shirt and red cap. He eventually got into a crowd outside the hospital, where I ran after him, following him around a corner, and he was nowhere to be found. I returned to my position, where I eventually saw another red team member in a white shirt coming up along the water from the south. I couldn't see who it was, but I saw the red flags hanging from his belt. I started tailing him from a distance. When I ran to catch up with him after he turned a corner, again, he was gone. I went back to the playground, where I saw Alex hiding behind the hand ball court, changing from a white shirt back into a blue shirt.
The whole day was awesome. My blue team won two out of three games.
I took the Fung Wah up to Boston and back this weekend. I should have some pictures to post later. One curious part of the bus ride was the amount of people with recent tracheotomies. One on the ride up, and one on the ride down. The one on the ride down, a small Chinese lady, was still holding a bandage to her throat with her hand. The one on the ride up, a Jamaican lady with dreads, hid hers behind a thin, colorful scarf.
Happy Kid Presents: The Miniseries Wednesdays in May, 8:00 pm, Magnet Theater From the Magnet's website: "Happy Kid (Marcy Jarreau, Peter McNerney, Garrett Palm) performs a completely improvised five week series of monoscenes. Each week's show features reoccurring characters and plot lines pulled from the previous weeks' shows. Totally improvised, totally awesome. Host Leslie Korein kicks off each performance with a quick video recap. Don't miss it. "
Moxie (in Megawatt) Magnet Theater Thursdays - 5/3 and 5/10 at 9:30 Saturday - 5/5 at 10:30, 5/19 and 5/26 at 9:00 A Magnet Theater team.
Improv Roadshow Magnet Theater Sundays, 5/13, at 8:00 pm and 5/20 at 9:30 pm From the Magnet's Website: "Every object has a story. Improv Roadshow, and its legendary panel of antique experts, return to the Magnet Theater in New York City. Bring in your prized possessions / whatever is in your purse and our team of experts will examine the object, present its true history upon the stage and, finally, tell you the item's true worth. Whether a picture frame that won the Civil War for the North, or a used Kleenex that started the Mississippi Elementary School Riots of 1977, your possessions have stories to tell. The question is, are you ready to listen?"
The Adoricorns (in The Project) PIT Sunday, 5/6, 9:30 pm Come vote for us!
Creek Weasel Gotham City Improv Saturday, 5/12, 8:30 pm