Sunday, August 16, 2009

An evening with pirates, popcorn

I really like the company that Dave works for. It's a bunch of cool people doing good things and, hey, what's not to like about that?

I found out last Thursday that I also like a lot of the people that he works with. They are pretty funny and do cool things. And, like I said, what's not to like about that?

For instance, one of them does local theater. We went and saw him in the Pocket Sandwich Theater's production of "Captain Blood: A Pirate Melodrama." Hil-Freaking-Larious.

Every pirate stereotype was wonderfully used, even slutty wenches and ridiculous costumes. Good stuff.

The only thing that rivaled the actual production was the theater itself. Pocket Sandwich is a great place to see a show. It's very intimate, they serve plenty of food and booze (most notoriously the namesake pocket sandwich, which is basically a pita) and -- get this -- YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CATAPULT POPCORN AT THE ACTORS!!!

I love that.

They make a gazillion batches of popcorn just so you can launch them at actors. Of course, the fight is fair, and at some points during the production the actors fire back a few kernels.

Funniest thing? I wore the same brazier yesterday that I wore during the show on Thursday, only to find a popcorn kernel had stashed itself against the underwire. HA!


Olivia said...

Throwing popcorn!

1) FUN!
2) I bet it smells great in there.
3) Lots of work for the cleanup crew, who've probably sworn off eating popcorn ever again.

(P.S. It's brassiere. A brazier (pronounced bray-zher) is an iron contraption that holds burning coals.) You see them a lot in movies set in ancient Rome or Greece.

Anonymous said...

Hahahah this sounds hilarious! I would definitely want to go there. There's this restaurant you can go to in Vancouver called The Elbow Room, and the waiters literally yell and cuss at you and are meant to be rude. I've never gone there, but I've heard you can either take it horribly or fight back!