A fine class that challenged everyone's ability to work in large groups. The final count for the night was 32 players, not including me. Luckily, one person left just as another arrived, so we never had more than 31 at a time (whew!). Folks also went crazy with the camera (which is a good thing) and I selected these photos from a batch of 72! Even though there will be a lot of group pictures, I'm going to start (and end) with shots of just two players in a scene. Both shots make me smile. In this wonderful moment, Becky is sticking her tongue out at Sharon. It wasn't part of the scene (air traffic controllers having a few drinks on the job to avoid dealing with a plane wreck), just a moment between my two favorite improvisers.
We did several rounds of Holiday. Here, David, Kathy, Allegra, Andy, and Kenna are celebrating Velcro Day! This scene had a fabulous opening with Kathy velcroed to the floor and everyone else working together to peel her off. What better way to celebrate!
This group was celebrating Plastic Cup Day with Lorien, Mark, Aydin, Angela, and Becky. At this point, they were trying to convince Lorien that she was to be the virgin sacrifice to the giant cup god. She wasn't having any of it, and apparently there weren't any other virgins.
Okay, this was Onesy Day. Apparently, onesies are those one piece outfits that babies wear. Eric, Robyn, Scott, Sharon, and Mike are giving their all, and there was even a little song to celebrate.
Kibble Day (yeah, we were running low on suggestions) had Chrisana, Melissa, Sol, Scott, and Jess doing some celebrating around a large bowl of Kibble. There was a lot of eating of Kibble, and Melissa was the lone dog in the scene. There seemed to be a lot of leg nuzzling.
One of the Irish Drinking Songs of the night. Lorien, Allegra, Becky, Andy, Karla, Ben, and Mike are in this piece, with Andy having his big moment.
Another Irish Drinking Song, this time with Marika, Eric, Sol, Sharon, Aydin, and CK. I like that in this moment it looks like several blows were going to be thrown. Marika is clearly hauling off to belt Eric (hey, we've all been there), and CK appears to be getting out before he becomes the next target of Sharon's sadistic blows after Aydin. Sol is ready to back her up.
Oh yeah, Tristan and Kathy in a Park Bench scene. Think Rosie Perez when you look at Tristan (he was an inmate at a prison) and Kathy was, uhm..., paying conjugal visits to all of the prisoners (and at least one guard) in 15 minute increments. Or at least all of those interested in a woman for their conjugal visit.
Same scene, but Tony was playing a prisoner who missed his parole hearing, and Marika was playing a guard (yes, that guard). One of my favorite bits of dialog of the night was Marika's "how could you miss your hearing? You're a prisoner. You don't have anything to do".
This scene between Melissa and Ben takes place on a Park Bench outside of a candy store. Melissa is trying to finagle some (or all) of Ben's candy. As you can see from Ben's expression, he was a willing victim. She got all of his candy.
As promised, the last picture is of another nice moment between two players. In this Park Bench scene, Sol is playing a beggar trying to convince Eric to give him some money. Just a couple of guys sitting on a Park Bench.