Oct 11 - Silent Clowns: new digs, fun shorts
Program was a group of five shorts where the lead comic utilizes the vaudeville "tramp" character or is just down-and-out. There is a "fate" theme for The Goat – like the one in Tschaikovsky's 4th – that came out of my hands a few years ago at a show Bruce and I did in Bryn Mawr for one of the campuses of S.I.G. that suddenly popped back into my head just before that film hit the screen. And, somehow, the chase music I'd come up with for the film came to me when the chase started. None of this was premeditated at all. Two days later, the theme I'd come up with for Buster's character wafted up into my head; that theme was one that also "just happened" at a show Bruce and I did at the Princeton Arts Council a few years ago. These were both themes that I wasn't sure if I thought they worked when I played them for the first time, but Bruce and his wife Alice told me they really fit afterwards, so they stayed.
We had a great crowd, and I was really pleased that everyone liked the new theater. It's a different sort of space, a little more homey, than the museum aud we'd been at since 2005.