Improv Show November 22, 2014

I have an improv show on November Saturday 22 and you are all invited to attend.

You can find the event on facebook and apparently on those iPhone thingamajigs if you sign up on facebook it will automatically put it on your calendar and do all other sorts of magic. So go to facebook and let me know you’re going.

Can’t afford to have a barrel of monkeys around? No problem! This show is more fun anyway!

Show up at 7:30pm for some yummy snacks and refreshments. That means:
Eric (me) will be making cheesecake & cookies to bribe you to laugh, while others who are more direct will be bringing various forms of alcohol to help make you more likely to laugh.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation to the church.
With determination, you can easily make that back in alcohol and cheesecake and not even worry about the show. The show starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm for the alcohol & cheesecake fun.

The show is held at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation. The building is on the West side of South Ocean Ave and has been described as “looks more like a car wash than a church”. Have no fear though, the improv will be plenty irreverent. The building has many things, but plentiful parking is not one of them — however you can park anywhere on the street. (516) 623-1204
South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation
228 South Ocean Avenue
Freeport NY 11520

Performers include:
Eric Shefferman

Anne Olsen

Charles Weigell

Laura Jean

Patrick Moylan

Frank Dolan

Michael Layer

Fran Lieber Mendelowitz

Jessica Goldfisher

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Rock
The performers are all students of Long Island Improv
Check it out for new sessions starting in January 2015!

Handout flyers for the show (these print out 3-up to hand out to people)

6-up Handout flyers for the show (these print out 6-up to hand out to people)

Thank you to Anne Olsen for this flyer that can be hung in public places (supermarkets, libraries, anywhere…)

This being an improv performance, some of the material might not be appropriate for small children. Won’t know until it happens, because it’s all improvised!



Post-Apocalyptic Big Bird: Press the Red Button… Time’s Up!

I spent a lot of time working on the Big Bird’s Hide and Speak game — and thus spent a lot of time listening to Caroll Spinney say the same few words from the game’s limited vocabulary over and over and over and over and…

Since that is now a few decades in the past, stumbling on this clever piece was kinda funny. It’s made with some of the soundtrack and graphics from the game and a bunch of other stuff and manages to turn a happy children’s game into a dark warning about nuclear war. Or something…


Hex Paper Games of the 1980’s

Oh how I loved these games! Cheap little things in plastic bags with a sheet of paper and little cardboard square pieces and a complicated rulebook set in the tiniest type font available.

And then it all led into Star Fleet Battles.

But it started with simple games like OGRE and Asteroid Zero Four.

I found a website with tons of info on these type games.


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