Blind Date

Cabaret style set up, with wine and free popcorn available suggest right away that this is not just another play.
And when Mimi appears wearing her clown nose, the suspicion is reinforced. Improv Artist Rebecca Northan then goes shopping for her blind date and the lucky soul is launched into a 90 performance that can and does go anywhere. Northan is clearly talented at finding someone who will be able to respond to her improvisation, without panicking, and generally have a good time.
The result is hilarious. Men and women react differently to this evening, so the laughs are quite often gender specific! But everyone has a great time.
It would be fun to see it again to see how a different partners changes the dynamic.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Blind Date

  1. Keith says:

    Yes it was funny but I thought the "time out" sessions were funnier than the play segments, which sometimes dragged. Mimi (Rebecca Northan) at one point said; "there are men in the audience thinking 'thank god it isn't me up there'". Wow, how could she read my mind?I am sure Cathy is right about her learning who to choose from the audience. I wonder if she ever considers changing it up, now that she has done the show a bunch of times, by picking a woman or a gay guy, or someone else less "suitable"?

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