June 24 Production Notes: Dorkflirt!

Our rehearsals for Front for Evil are, at least until we get closer to opening night, Tuesdays and Sundays. Which means that most of our updates will be coming shortly after those days.

So far, we’ve had three or four full rehearsals with our director Jay, and we’re making good progress on the initial run-throughs and refinements of our sketches. Yesterday we worked:

The Dorkflirting Sketch: Not the real name of the sketch, but the actual name would be a bit spoilery. And in fact, the dorkflirting isn’t even a particularly prominent part of the scene. It will, however, be a memorable part of it —  a few of the discoveries we made will ensure that.

The Stumps: Another sketch that’s going to be awfully memorable, in a funny-but-may-haunt-your-dreams kind of way. That is the sketch’s real name, and it’s potentially a bit spoilerish, but probably not. The conclusions you would draw from the title alone might be in the ballpark, but the devil is in the details.

Irritable Vowel Syndrome: This is probably the trickiest one in the bunch. It’s got two significantly different versions–the emotions are the same in each one but the setting and the specific points the characters make are not even close. We’re going to try to combine the best bits of both, while eliminating the jokes about typography and Welsh. (There are jokes about typography and Welsh in one of the versions. Both are funny and wholly legitimate, but they may lose some humor for people without the relatively obscure background knowledge.)

and Little Louise: A favorite of ours, although it’s actually a holdover that was written for Awkward Turtle but didn’t get used there. And good thing, too, because Jay has turned it into a singing, dancing, inappropriate-dramatic-monologuing, whoring-for-lollypops spectacular.

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