Truthfully, and I'm not just saying this in a bizarre stage mother kind of way, but I could not have asked for a more perfect play than Slasher for ol' blue to catch the acting bug. It was weird and wonderful and fun. Seriously, The Music Man- this was not [Tangent: And I mean that to in no way cast to shade upon The Music Man...because damned if I don't love it.] unless instead of a mysterious stranger in River City, you subbed in a feminist pill-popping mother, a very meta horror movie production and a religious group with access to to bombs.
Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the most exciting part? Slasher is a different kind of theater experience. It's 100% immersive, which means in lieu of standard theater seating, you are in the thick of it. At any given moment you may be kicked out of your seat by an actor or have your beer refilled during a restaurant scene or maybe even have your foot run over by a mad woman on a scooter [Tangent: Yep! MY SCOOTER!] The constant shifting makes you much more invested in the story unfolding around you.
We had not idea what exactly to expect and we found the whole thing was a perfect October experience and a lot of bloody good fun... and I'm not just saying that because my friend directed it and my scooter was in it or even because Jamie got to totally nerd out and DJ the after show with his horror soundtrack collection. [Tangent: Yeah, he made his DJ debut and even though the dance party pretty much devolved into me and my friends having a dance party in all the wheelchair related props to the Beatlejuice soundtrack, I could not imagine a better and more apropo cap to the evening.] Oh and don't worry, it's not over, Verge Theater Company will be performing the play the next two weekends, so you can support the local arts [Tangent: And help my scooter's ascent to fame.] and have a ton of Halloweeny fun in the process. You can view all the details here on their Facebook Event page.