Corin Wells

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A GALAXY UNCHERISHED (House of Solitude): 60-second review

A sketch comedy show disguised as a southern drama. Set in space.

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Tennessee Williams in Space? Caitlin Weigel talks about writing a play she doesn’t call a play

When does a sketch become a play? How you know when something is funny? Caitlin Weigel might know.

Note to Self, Figment Theater.

NOTE TO SELF (Figment Theater): Improv at Its Finest, with a Twist.

Upon entry into the theater space, I was directed to a setup off to the side with slips of paper and pens. Little placards told us to write a NOTE TO SELF and drop it in the metal can, examples offered including “get donuts for the office.” I had received the inside scoop from one of the other theatergoers that they’ll be used as a formative part of the show. As NOTE TO SELF is improv comedy, I didn’t want mine to be too mundane to work with so I chose a simple, sadly relevant, yet ripe for humor note: stop eating in bed. The conversation and jokes with strangers, all ruminating on what their contribution would be, set a fun, friendly and upbeat tone for the performance.