SHOW DATE: May 31, 2013
WHERE AT: Donny’s Skybox
Second City, 1608 N. Wells
SUGGESTION: Sour Cream
Do you remember the first time you saw the fireworks on the Fourth of July?
I do. My head spun with excitement and my heart instantly fell in love with every glittery explosion. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. That’s the very same feeling I get EVERY time I’m lucky enough to catch a Switch Committee show and May 31st was no exception as I attended the Donny’s Skybox show “Blood Feud: Switch Committee vs. Manny Mora.
The five members of this team, who met while taking classes at iO and Second City Conservatory, take the stage, do a little dance and proceed with an honest conversation about the suggestion, which in this case was sour cream. Tonight their fun, truthful dialogue revealed that Ryan tried sour cream for the first time three years ago, Dave hates it and Schwartzbaum thought munster cheese was actually named monster for a substantial part of his childhood. While this wasn’t the only information ascertained this night, their opening is the equivalent to lighting a fuse of a large firework show because in only moments these guys are going to explode with a fast paced controlled chaos that will leave you breathlessly inspired.
Don’t drop anything is what many improvers hear often and Switch Committee has proven to be the master of this rule. Each show is full of emotional characters and beautiful physical play as their scenes tie together with mind-blowing connections by recycling every ounce of information. With quick moves and excepted realities from every player, this team plays hard and fast making their entire show look like a game everyone wants to join in on. It only takes one show to make you want to be best friends with each of them.
Go see this team before they become famous! Luckily for you they have plenty of shows coming up in June, so buy a ticket today.
• Thursdays @ 8 thru June 27 at iO’s Cabaret Theater
• Fridays @ 10:30 thru June 21 at Second City’s Donny’s Skybox Theater
• Saturdays @ midnight thru June 22 at iO’s Del Close Theater
• Complete support of each other
• Their explosion of all ideas
• Full embodied emotional characters
• Their real life friendship
WHO CAUSED A SCENE FOR THIS SHOW: (this is where I give props to 1 team member for move(s) that made me giggle the hardest) Ahhhhhhh….don’t make me pick!!! I’d rather have my toenails pulled out one by one!!!! They were all awesome!
KRISTI’S WISH LIST: (here’s where I tell the team what I’d love to see them try. Hey team, it’s just a suggestion, feel free to ignore) Stop opening shows… your energy and wit make anyone that follows you feel undeservedly flat while the audience is still giggling as they replay your scenes over and over.
• Collin Dahlgren
• Dave Karasik
• Alan Linic
• Ryan Nallen
• David Schwartzbaum
COACH(S): Timmy Mayse/Jeff Griggs
CONTACT INFO: To book this team, contact (not spam) firstname.lastname@example.org
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