Back from Twin Cities

So yeah. We’re all back from the Fringe. All in all, it was a great experience. This’ll be a rundown of the last couple of days.

Megan Peters, The photographer came up the day before last. Her and Andrew are going to a wedding and flew out the last day. While she was here, however we had a good time.

Lillian, Megan, Andrew, and myself went to the Minneapolis Zoo. That place was constructed really well. The trip was well worth the journey out of the city.

You could crawl into the monkey cage through a tube. We didn't even know monkeys were sitting on our head.

We ate at Spaghetti Factory and then went to Bedlam. The roof had a makeshift dance party.

Curt, one of our "host parents" is the guy in the Obama shirt. I really don't think we could have asked for more awesome/generous people to stay with.

Kelly Crandall is talking with Andrew. She was really really helpful throughout the trip. If we had any questions, she was out very informative and encouraging insider in the fringe.

I danced. No pictures were taken of that. And none ever will.

The next day we We swam at Lake Minnetonka, took a nap, and had our last performance. These are pictures of us striking the set and getting rid of it.

Afterwards, we had one more trip to Bedlam. Called it an early night.

Our show at times really didn’t seem to fit at the fringe. We had some less than desireable reviews. (The one labeled our show as “Avoid like the Plague” was comically bad. We had a good laugh at it.) We had some great responses as well. We were loved by the techs who had no reservation hanging out with us  long after the show and into the night. Audience members were talking about the show long after they headed out from the building and had great things to say. In retrospect, for a bizarre show in the middle of one man shows, one hour musicals about robots and inside Minneapolis jokes, for a first time theatre company that no one had heard of from Milwaukee, We did really well. Our audience attendance was above average for first time out of town companies. People want us back.

It’s really good to be back in Milwaukee. I don’t think I ever got homesick while I was there until the drive back. It might just have been the cramped truck but somwhere during the ride, I just itched to return. Jeff Grygny called Minneapolis the “great northern theatre Valhalla” in the Examiner. He also expressed a possibility that Youngblood would go there and not want to return.  We wanted to return. I suppose  I cannot speak for the group, but I’m going to do it anyway. We love Milwaukee. We are not going anywhere.  I’m sitting in Alterra right now and I’m going to head to the lake after this and read. Minneapolis is great, but Milwaukee is home. I like to think that we are all in agreement about that.

Here are a few more pictures from the Milwaukee run of the show.

Our next show is Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer. It’s going to be Awesome.

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