Archive for March, 2007
Mary DeBerrySunday, March 11th, 2007
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The Speed of Thought Players fall on their faces a lot. I don’t mean they fail – I mean they actually fall on their faces, on purpose, a lot. And it’s funny every time. I saw this improvisational troupe in Pawtucket, RI at Corinne’s Restaurant last Thursday night. They also perform every Friday night in New Bedford. After all that falling down, they must spend the rest of the weekend nursing bumps and bruises. The funny thing is that they genuinely enjoy what they do on stage.
The SOTP bill themselves as “fast, funny and furious” and they are. It is well worth the ten-minute trip north of Providence. One of my favorite bits of the evening was when the Larry Soares launched himself across the stage as a mime of being shot out of a cannon. He landed flat on his face of course. His assignment was to show that he was at the fairgrounds. The other player guessed a circus, but at that point, the energetic cannon launch was much funnier and more interesting than the correct guess.