Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gorilla Pop

Robot vs Dinosaur did our last show at Gorilla Tango in Wicker Park and are mounting our new show, Are You There God? It's Me, Satan in the same venue this Friday. Gorilla Tango is a small storefront theater run by newlywed couple, Dan and Kelly. GT makes its bread and butter renting to transient theater companies, mostly budding young comedy groups.What makes GT different, is that they do, from time-to-time, attract theater companies doing plays that stray from longform improv or the sketch revue format. It really is an omnibus of theater. Dan and Kelly will also produce a few shows a year themselves and they are looking for plays.

So, listen up writers. Here's their listing over at Chicago Plays...


Gorilla Tango Theatre

Playwrights are invited to submit original 60-90 minute plays for consideration to be produced by Gorilla Tango Theatre (www.gorillatango.com) in 2009. Guidelines: 1) Plays should be written by a present day or one-time Chicagoland resident. 2) Plays should deal with some aspect of living in Chicago, the Chicago experience, or what it means to be a Chicagoan (etc). 3) Plays should be sent in electronic format only (ie as a pdf or word attachment); links to plays will also be accepted. Submit plays to kelly@gorillatango.com. Hard copies will not be accepted. 4) Please include a brief author bio. Plays must be received by November 1, 2008. Please contact Kelly Williams at kelly@gorillatango.com with questions.

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The Chicago angle is new. Last year, they were open to any ol' submission and they got flooded. They wanted to narrow the parameters a bit to reduce the numbers and make sure they were able to consider all the submissions.


Yesterday, I asked...

"Dennis Klermund no longer works at the Del Taco restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado after a couple found what in their bag of tacos?"

10% said "dead mouse"
- How could they tell?

9% said "finger nails"
- They were colorful Lee Press-on Nails, so, why complain?

No one went for "cash from the register"
- Probably because anyone getting carry out at Del Taco ain't going to tell anyone.

81% got it right with "marijuana"

According to The Associated Press, a Colorado couple found an unusual topping on their order of tacos: a small bag of marijuana.

They discovered the drugs with their order from a Del Taco restaurant and called police, said Lakewood police spokesman Steve Davis.

Twenty-six-year-old Dennis Klermund, who police say waited on the husband when he picked up food Oct. 16, faces charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Klermund initially denied any knowledge but admitted the bag was meant for a friend after a search dog found more marijuana in a locker, police said.

I think Dennis has learned an important lesson here. Pot, then Mexican food. Not pot with Mexican food. If you are going to mix, get the soft shells tacos for easier rolling.