Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
Well, that was fun!
I didn't know quite what to expect from last Friday's SM PAC performance, "The Improvised Shakespeare Company," but it turned out to be funny enough for numerious belly laughs.
The whole thing seemed impossible. The troupe of five players asked the audience for a title for the play they would perform. "The Lost Girdle," a man yelled from a seat near the front of the theater.
The stage went black for a few minutes, then the lights came back on and off the players went. The dialogue was certainly Elizabethan and Shakespearey sounding and the play quite farcical. But one of my companions was skeptical--nay, disbelieving.
He was sure the man who suggested the play title was a ringer and that the actors were working from a pre-written script.
That question came up during a Q&A that followed the two-act play.
Totally improvized, the actors swore.
If so, impressive. If not, entertaining, nevertheless.