Last Saturday night, I sang the opening lines of John Denver’s 1974 hit “Sunshine on My Shoulders” to an imaginary patch of petunias. I sang it solo and a capella, in front of a packed audience.
I am not a great singer, but it was a great moment. It was the end of a scene I was improvising with my buddy Chelsea for our Improv Level 1 Class Show. I needed to sing something, and that was the first song that came to mind. I think is was kind of the perfect song for the moment.
If you are sad you missed last Saturday’s show, do not despair. I’ll be performing again this Thursday, along with several of the quick-witted and fun people from my class plus a few more experienced improv-ers. And it’s not just a regular improv performance: It’s a competition, a battle for the hearts and minds (and votes) of the audience. It is THE CAGE MATCH.
THE CAGE MATCH
April 4, 2013
9:00PM – 10:00PM
Two teams each get 20 minutes to do their improv set, then you the audience vote on who comes back the next week to defend the belt. Two teams enter, one team leaves.
Toros! vs Le Master
$5 for the whole night. Come early and see ruckus. Stay late to get up at the Jam Session
Scit students get in free.
At the Steel City Improv Theater.
Here’s the thing: I need for you to come to this show — partly to make me feel loved and appreciated, partly so my team and I can bring you joy and chaos and laughter, and mostly so you can vote for us, so we win Cage Match and can go on to compete again the next week.
(Our team is currently called Le Master, but I expect the name will change by show time.)
It’s just $5 for the show — for that admission fee you can see the shows before and after Cage Match too, for three hours of uproariousness. And you’ll have my undying appreciation. Plus, I’ll buy you a drink afterwards, even if you vote for the other team.
Information and directions, including very important information about constructions closings for Highland Avenue and Ellsworth, are waiting for you at the Steel City Improv website.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Won’t you please come have fun with us?