Tryst

This Off-Broadway tale of two people is rather interesting in that the two people involved, a con man named George Love (played by Maxwell Caulfield from Grease 2) and his latest love interest Adelaide, alternate the telling.

At one moment they narrate from outside the story, as if they are explaining what is happening, and the next moment they are telling the story in a more normal fashion, acting it out as it happens.

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Murdered by the Mob

In the same vein as Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, this show aims to make you part of the experience. We found that as part of the wedding party, you were made to feel a little more at home. While in both cases the cast members didn’t really step out of their roles, the cast of this show had a tendency to treat you like an audience rather than as a guest. It’s really a subtle difference, and perhaps others will have a different experience, but it just seems that the prior show had a more immersive experience.

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New Owner for Carowinds

It looks like Cedar Fair has offered to purchase the amusement parks from CBS, and that includes Carowinds.

No word on whether the current licensing deals (including the Borg and Top Gun) will be extended, or if new ones will take their place. I just hope it means we get some new roller coasters. Cedar Fair’s parks are pretty well regarded by both the industry and the fans as the leaders in developing new thrill rides (specifically roller coasters). That would be sweet.

More Perceived Persecution

With the release of the movie version of The Da Vinci Code today, a story has hit the wire where a spokesman for the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation complains about how many albino villains there are in movies, saying “The problem is there has been no balance. There are no realistic, sympathetic or heroic characters with albinism that you can find in movies or popular culture.”

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The Hanso Foundation

It appears that ABC has really upped the ante for this off-season with their new advertising blitz for Lost. Dubbed The Lost Experience, to capitalize on the fact that users who choose to participate will really feel immersed in the whole thing, as if they are actually experiencing it for themselves, it started with an advertisement show during a Lost episode, and has blossomed across the Internet, taking discussion boards and email boxes by storm. I have now collected comments and submissions into one place, and I will continue to update this entry as needed as the Experience progresses.

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