Jessie, Emma, Louis, Eric, Isa, Sam and Nell

Jessie, Emma, Louis, Eric, Isa, Sam and Nell
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Lost Characters

Sam has mentioned the sad loss of Hildegard, our favorite 13th century teenage nun. But she's not the only character who's fallen by the wayside. During the improvisations we did to create material for Cartogoraphasia, we created dozens of different characters. Some only lasted for half an hour, some were returned to and developed before ultimately being discarded. Here's a taste of who could have been in our play:

Captain Lorenzo: possibly the group favorite. We think he's Italian, but really, it's anybody's guess. He has magical powers, due to his tiny hands. He's good at keeping secrets, even though his best friend Bud is not so good at it.

Bud: a West Virginian who isn't ex-military but wishes he were. Yo-yo enthusiast. Captain Lorenzo likes to call him Captain Bud. He's not very good at keeping secrets, even though he tries hard. Did you know that Captain Lorenzo has never been with a lady? Awwwwww I'm sorry, Captain Lorenzo! You know I don't mean to!

Wavy: Very earth-mother type. She's either really enlightened or perpetually high.

Fun fact! Captain Lorenzo, Wavy, and Bud were all created in the same improv, along with...(drumroll)...Laurel Davis, who did make the final cut! I'm sure she misses her former compatriots.

Jerome: a 17th century German monk under a vow of silence. He spends his days in prayer and tending his herb garden, and he'll be going on pilgrimage to the Holy See next year.

Petey: a homeless Vietnam vet, who panhandles on the street. He's actually deep undercover for the FBI. Probably. He also does some temp work for the CIA. But the FBI comes first.

Not to mention the teenage daughter of an evil villain, a confused old beekeeper, an angry truck driver, a closeted churchgoer, a wealthy philanthropist, a Lady Monster, a narcoleptic police officer, Captain Vincenzo (Captain Lorenzo's arch-nemesis), a kid named Andy, the various parts of Andy's brain, some British colonialists, and a very questionable tourguide.

Where are they now?

Bud went on to crew a magical fishing boat with Captains Lorenzo and Wavy. He still blurts out Lorenzo's secrets at every turn.
Jerome remained in the monastery until his death, and puttered around the garden until the end. Also, he exchanged secret love poetry with his best friend, Brother John.
Petey was eventually promoted to Assistant Director of the FBI, and can be found loitering on the streets of New York to this day.

I know what you're thinking: can we go to the play that the broncos didn't make? Well, wait until you see the one we did. If you thought THOSE characters sound good, remember: they were just the rejects! We saved the best for you next weekend, and the one after that.

So come check out Cartogoraphasia, September 3, 4, 10, and 11th!

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