We went to the theater on the lake – just north of my old apartment on Division street. Nice space, sorta warehouse like, but it is right on the shore of Lake Michigan. Saw improvised Shakespeare there. I was leary of going – didn’t know how it would be, but it turned out to be freakin awesome. The show went so quickly (both acts) and had me laughing most of the time. I gotta learn not to pre-judge.
After that we went to a 10pm show “Messing with a Friend” which features Susan Messing, one of the instructors of improv here at Second City, and she always has a guest of some sort. Well, we lucked out. We got Frank Caliendo. You know who he is. Right now he is doing all the celebrity impressions – John Madden is a particular favorite of mine, and he also was on Mad TV. the show was about 45 minutes long maybe, and it was seriously seriously funny. wow.
For my sketch writing class I am working on a skit involving the outline I did the other day and posted here. I am on the fourth revision at this point. It reads pretty funny, but is a little short. We’ll see how it turns out when it is performed today.