If I Could Just Go Back In Time And Switch The Costumes…

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Joanie, Shama, Jon and I all got season tickets to The House Theater this year.  As we waited for the first show, Dave DaVinci Saves The Universe, Joanie suggested we play a game where we all guess random, but realistic things that might appear in the show and then see if we were correct.

Joanie guessed there would be a costume malfunction.  Sure enough, in the second act, one of Arcturus’ foam claws broke off and slid across the stage, even provoking an ad-libbed line.  A costume malfunction if ever I saw one.  Joanie also guessed that this game would make it onto my website… so… more points for her.

Jon guessed there would be a murder on stage.  It can be argued whether or not it was a murder — it’s a complicated show — but we agreed it was acceptable.

Shama guessed there would be an elaborate system of ropes and pulleys, and when the robot, T.H., gets hooked into the ship’s computer using several retractable ropes, we were pretty sure they were connected to pulleys.

I guessed there would be a hat with a feather in it.  There was not.

(Photo of T.H. and Arcturus courtesy of The House Theatre.)


My inner Rule Follower is deeply disturbed by this seemingly blatant display of Photography During the Performance. OMG YOU DIDN’T DID YOU EVAN!?!?

Don’t worry, I’m a habitual rule-follower. It’s just a press photo, although it was taken the night we saw the show… or rather after the show when they were doing “cut scenes.” I credited the photo to avoid future confusion.


For the record, I didn’t take the photo of Ian Anderson in the previous post either.

Good thing. I hear that Ian Anderson LOSES his MIND if you use a flash.

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