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January 1st, 2009


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02:12 am - the best performance of my entire life.
Audience count tonight: 397. They listened and laughed when things were funny and hung on to the scary parts and very few people left during or in between acts. The Orpheum crew was great, the theater became beautiful, and even complete strangers laughed and applauded.

As smacaski said, we won First Night. We totally won First Night.

More to come tomorrow when I'm A. awake, B. sober and C. able to get out of bed.

And I will not entertain thoughts on Arisia until about, oh, 7:30 pm.

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From:ron_newman
Date:January 1st, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
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That was fun. I liked the part about Leon being Albert's clone....
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From:usernamenumber
Date:January 1st, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow, I totally didn't catch the significance of that!

...so, wait, does that mean that in the Red Shift universe, the earth has been destroyed by a giant heart, leaving Al Alberts and Penny Parker as the last humans alive? =:)
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 2nd, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
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We were approached to appear in First Night just before Tomes III went up this year, so we had a very tight production schedule. We decided using Chicken Heart and a modified existing Red Shift script was the best way to go, and turned out we had just enough time to do it all.

A little while later I realized, uh, I'm kinda voicing two very similar characters. (Shift's Doc was based directly from CH's Doc, of course.) Thankfully the two had different names from the beginning, so I figured they were either twin brothers or clones.

And according to Sergeant Retcon, who's been here the entire time, the Earth in the Shiftiverse was indeed consumed by a giant chicken heart until a rift in time removed the Leon Alberts clone and prevented the chicken heart experiment from occurring, thus letting the Earth live on until at least the 6th serial.
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From:usernamenumber
Date:January 2nd, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
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You may find it amusing that gmail's adwords find this page of relevance to your show. =:)
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From:gee_tar
Date:January 1st, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
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Sorry I wasn't there in person, but I presume you can tell me all about it in the morning.
From:archangelsk
Date:January 1st, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
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Happy new year, you marvelous bastard. Wish I could've been there!
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From:usernamenumber
Date:January 1st, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Again, bravo! Seeing that many people there for an audio theater production, and overhearing as many "that was really cool!" comments as I did warmed my heart.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 2nd, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
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Yes!!
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From:wavilyem
Date:January 1st, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I couldn't find you after the show to say hi, but well done! I love how Red Shift parodies cheesy sci-fi and the 30's radio show style but still takes itself just seriously enough to keep the listener invested in the storyline.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 2nd, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I had to help on the World's Fastest Strike so that Comm. Shakespeare could go on at 9:30. I'm sorry I missed you, but I'm glad you came to the show and had a good time! I think I kinda missed out on the P3 rewards due to being so busy with this, but I hope the band gets back together in time for another gig soon.
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From:chanaleh
Date:January 1st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
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I think it was the best performance of your entire life, in more than one way. I mean, the whole group was terrifically good, in the aggregate, but there were a few individual actors who struck me afresh with just how good they really are. And I thought you in particular gave a virtuoso performance.

... Never mind the writing and directing and the mere fact of getting the thing into production and all that. :-)
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From:some_kitten
Date:January 1st, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations. I didn't see it, but I'm sure it was wonderful. Mr. The Cat must be very proud. Or at least hungry.
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From:violetisblue
Date:January 1st, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! :-D
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From:kalibex
Date:January 2nd, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
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I almost didn't come up to Boston (imminent cold), but I'm glad I did in the end!
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From:jotasbrane
Date:January 2nd, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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Congrats!

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