Okay, so where did we leave off? Me asking for help with naming the tour company? That could be it. I've had a lot of good suggestions (chicago for real, sight lines) but so far I think the one I like most is from my handsome husband. Chicago Elevated.
It's neat on a couple of different levels and I like that. I always like companies that use words like "insight", because it means a couple of different things...in sight, insight, INsight...ha, you catch my drift.
I've settled into a slower motion with this company, I still want to do it and believe I will do it, but there are some important questions that need to be answered between me and my handsome husband and I gotta tell you folks, now just isn't the time.
Why? THEMS IS COMING!
They all had their tech on Sunday, a long day. Plus we had stayed out giggling after the Bee was over (what a hilarious evening, a bunch of improvisers, and Smuss! doing bits and making up words till they realized there was 140$ at stake, then things got serious real fast, until they got ridiculously silly again, it was a fun night with the Playground family, really fun) and everyone was exhausted after the Bee.
But I have to say, THEMS is going to be the best time. Truly. The cast is unbelievably funny and talented, John has made the most excellent props.
THEMS is basically a takeoff of Aliens and Body Snatchers. It takes place on a space ship about 150 years from now. From watching these movies all our lives we all know the beats, the things that happen (stowaways anyone?) and the cast of THEMS is taking this satire DEAD SERIOUSLY. There are no "bits" allowed. No funny. The hilariousness comes from them playing it straight and it is a riot and so thoroughly enjoyable. It is directed by the beautiful Rebecca and she ain't lettin' anyone get away with their usual bits.
It opens on Saturday, 10:30 and I can't wait to see the whole thing all at once.
Here's a scary poster: