Posted below here is the video footage of the play we wrote for the 2008 Blitz a few weeks ago. It's called The Miscellaneous Ailments Foundation, and the play was directed by Gary Kriesel. This play had a great cast as well as an amazing crew that brought this and seven other amazing short plays to stage in a little less than 12 hours.
It's a twisted little play that is your basic farce. A bunch of people, in a silly setting (a Victorian era sanitarium, think "Road to Wellville" in a different time setting) cross paths as they run in and out of scenes. There is mistaken identity, odd sexual disorders, and a whole lot of marital aids...
We will likely post the scripts to this play, Smoochy Woochy Poochy, and Be Careful With That Axe Eugine (who's video footage is unfortunately lost) on the website sometime in the near-ish future.
Well I am off to go edit a crap ton more of the various Mercury Players shows that we have filmed. Toodles.
The Blitz 2007 collection is created and ready for sale. Come to Blitz this Friday (Jul 11th) and Saturday and pick up a copy for $15 (it includes three discs, Blitz Friday Night, Blitz Saturday Night, and Blitz Smackdown, as well as a photo gallery and some bonus RASHfilms). Also available will be DVD's for "Revenge of the Mini-Musicals" and "Mercury Rising" for $10 each.
Note that the first five Blitz 2007 Collections sold will have a bonus disc containing some footage from the Saturday night of the *2006* Blitz. These five bonus discs are THE LAST COPIES of those discs that will ever be available. So you may want to rush to get this before it sells out this Friday (Jul 11th) at Blitz, at 8pm at the Bartell Theatre.
***UPDATE**** Sam and I developed a workaround and the first two of three master discs are done, the third one will compile overnight. In the meantime, I have already started producing copies of Discs 1 and 2. So tomorrow I will make copies of Disc 3, buy DVD cases, and print labels for those cases.
So to be short, the Blitz 2007 DVD collection *will* be on sale for Blitz this Friday. Also, it will be available for purchase directly from us while we are writing this Thursday night for Blitz on Friday. ***************
We are encountering technical problems with the system that we use to master DVDs. I have ordered a replacement part, but unless it arrives in the next 48 hours, it is unlikely that we will have the DVDs ready by Blitz, but they definitely will be ready by the time Mercury Players Theatre opens it's next show, The Full Monty.
In the meantime, "Mercury Rising" and "Revenge of the Mini-Musicals" discs will be available at the Bartell box office during Blitz this Friday and Saturday night. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Last year Sam and I wrote a script for Mercury Players Theatre's Blitz event. It was called Smoochy Woochy Poochy and it is full of spite and dirty thoughts. Rob wrote an "interrupting" play for the night that interrupted each play, this one included, you'll know it when you see it.
This Thursday night, Sam and I will once again write for Blitz. You can see the fruits of our future labor by going to the Bartell Theatre (on E. Mifflin, just off of the Capitol Loop) at 8pm on Friday and seeing Blitz. Also, if you have ever, in any way, wanted to try out your acting abilities on stage, contact Mercury Players about acting on Friday night, they will take you in, whatever your skill level (all you have to do is be available all day Friday). And hey, you could end up in our play, that would be cool.