Playing the Fool

21 04 2010

I got roped into helping with a quick little one-act play that my friend Ryan is doing this May.  I was cast as a judge.  Which is appropriate, since I judge everyone I meet anyway.  The only problem (besides all the other problems) is that I don’t know how to pretend to judge people when I’m actually judging them as myself at the same time.  I mean, I’m judging the people performing, and I’m judging their (and my) performances, but I’m supposed to be judging the characters as my fictional persona in an objective manner becoming to a justice of the peace.

Also, I think I’m going to play him in the vein of the Mad Hatter.  Not Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, but more like the 8/5 variety.  (Actually, I don’t remember the correct improper fraction, but it’s something like that.  Was that an inside joke in the movie?  I don’t get it, if it is.)

Anyway, my point is this:  I finally caved and got a haircut after cutting my own hair for well over a year, and I hate to admit it, but I like it.  I don’t like dropping money on it, or feeling less than wholly self-sufficient (it’s just hair, after all…shouldn’t be that big of a problem), but I do like feeling well-groomed.  Hey, maybe I’ll even start to shower again too instead of licking myself clean all the time.





Eviction Notices

18 08 2009

I just saw Topol’s Fiddler on the Roof tonight at South Coast Plaza, courtesy of Randall J.  Yes, that Topol, from the movie.

It really started getting interesting when I saw similarities between the evictions in this play and District 9.

Sleep now, and dream of this:





Shamelessly

25 04 2009

I really just wanted to mention this as it’s written on my alma mater’s website.  Note the completely pointless quotation marks around words like “help out” in the descriptive paragraph.

I SHOULD BE IN THIS POOF!

Seriously, though. Come.  It’s funny, and you know I don’t use that term lightly…

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Biola’s Theatre 21’s Spring 2009 Play “Charley’s Aunt”

Dates: Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 24 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 1 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 PM
Admission: Faculty, staff, students and alumni $8
All others $10
Order tickets at theatre.tickets@biola.edu
Contact: theatre.tickets@biola.edu
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Event Description

Written in 1892, the show by Brandon Thomas has been revived many times and was a hit movie in the 1940’s with Jack Benny in the lead role. Two Oxford University students want to “woo” two women, but must have a chaperone. They have an older “aunt” who lives in Brazil, so they get a third friend to dress up as the aunt to “help out.” When the real aunt from Brazil shows up, the comedy comes fast and furious. It’s a classic show that audiences will thoroughly enjoy.