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Skybox on Sheffield

Cindy Tonkin - August 1, 2008

Some of the apartment blocks bordering Wrigley Field have put grandstands on their roof and people can come see the game from there. They charge big money apparently, serve drinks and food and make it a real event. Sky box on Sheffield is one of many.

This afternoon’s class was mostly revision. We did what we did all week in short scenes (including having to replay people’s scenes). We also played more with opposing energies (in agreement).

Shad says people love seeing people being interesting. The Odd Couple uses opposing energies. He says a scene with opposing energies is like looking through a kaleidoscope. It’s interesting, you really don’t know what you’re looking at, but you want it to keep going.

From this afternoon’s efforts I can say once you get the groove of opposing energies, the audience laugh at everything that happens. Of course it isn’t that simple, matching energies is so much more easy (well for me, anyway).

We played our first 14 person Harold. As you can imagine, it means 6 people get a guernsey, and the rest just fill-ins. It was quite good fun. And as Chad says we can play in shows for the rest of our life!! Our final show is Friday 16th (very soon!!).

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