BYOI – Anyone Need NASCAR Tires?

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Welcome back to a night of Four Old Guys and An Emily, also known as our late night show with Jonathan, David, Ian, Daniel and Emily. Our FAM was Drew! He’s a director of digital media for the athletics department at a local college. He likes watching movies and car racing, and came to the show with his girlfriend, Shay. After this inspriation, the cast played a fun FAM Remake where Drew found an old steering wheel as a chew toy and tried using old car parts on the car and house. The first improvement made it suspense, while the second improvement made it a spy thriller.

Action Figures had Ian and Jonathan working on fixing up a car with the help of two audience members. It had such a happy steering wheel! Short Cutz had thespians in Dubai and a pizza place with a Myspace page and delivery camels. This was followed by Jonathan being late for work in Excuses Excuses! His girlfriend took too long to get ready, then he needed to hide the bodies, and finally, Fraggle Rock cracked.

Movie Critics had David and an audience member talking about the 18th or 27th “Mission: Impossible” film. It had a foldable collapsible couch in an elevator, a mute partner and an impostor! Busta Rap was fun with Ian winning, per usual. Up next was Growing & Shrinking Machine, with old school tv, a fun wedding tango with flowers and doves, and a crazy construction scene. The night ended with Debate Club, with how to get into the mind of a dead body, spiked Legos, what the best bad habit is, and

BYOI – Uno, Uno, Uno, Uno…

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It was a rainy night in Warwick, so we were thankful to have a family friendly show at the Warwick Museum of Art! Tonight we had Daniel, Ian, David, Emily and Jonathan on stage. Or as the cast called it, Four Old Guys and An Emily. Our FAM of the night was Lara! She’s a chef and she loves reading sci-fi. She’d like to visit Vietnam someday to try the cuisine. She described some awesome dishes and made us all envious of David. FAM Pillar had the cast getting ready for a wedding but ants were all over the garage! The staff dropped all of the food on the ground, but it smeared all over the floor and we found a great soup recipe. The bad Yelp review said the venue was Kool-Aid!

First up was Fortunately/Unfortunately, with Daniel and audience member Paul telling the story of a lion tamer who carried antacids and wrote better stories than a mediocre author. Questions had an incompetent teacher, a girl named Numbers, and a child born during a leap year. Pavlovian Response had shards of glass at the art school, and the gets  included artsy movements and doing math. The school may have been saved by Daniel, Emily and audience member Carolyn.

Up next was Typewriter! A Yelper visited a restaurant that competed with Mr. Rogers. Thankfully there were no ulterior motives for Basil the chicken. In the end, Basil wasn’t able to save Emily, but he ended up inheriting a town to govern. Post It had crazy combinations for short scenes! Some highlights were envelope+Hope Diamond, Bavarian castle+Hawaii, vase+Las Vegas, and Fairytopia+collar. Sit, Stand and Lie Down had Ian, Jonathan and Emily at the cantina. So much being startled! The final game was Highlander! Ian, David, Jonathan and Emily played a scene on a farm where the chicken had his cabinet meeting. It came down to Emily and Jonathan, but Emily ended up “winning” the game.

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BYOI – That’s Pronounced “Cantaloupe”

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Our late night show at the Warwick Museum of Art featured Ally, Daniel, Josh, Emily, Erich, Barbara and our FAM Sam, a Grad Student at Brown who is studying Dead Things in Mediterranean History and would prefer to dig in Malta because it is safer. He really wanted more blocks when he was a kid in Minnesota, and needs a pet triceratops. FAM Pillars featured fossilized squishy Turtle Pie and Jimmy Buffet holding his hat. Camels wanted marmalade but teeth splintered and dental was covered by Russia. We played What are You Doing next, where we filmed the live action Great Mouse Detective with a five dollar budget, ate porcupine pie, and shucked corn. Say it Again involved bears and signposts and kangaroos, oh my! Daniel was selling a flustered one dollar bill, the flying spaghetti monster, and a spoon that tasted like pecan pie.

Lines from a Cup took place at the wedding of Emily and our audience volunteer. The ring was shiny, Erich lived in a box, the goats were photogenic and the bunny had a drink. No Bueno! The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly featured Kerri and two audience volunteers. They gave advice about snoring, talkative partners, self-defense and the five-second rule. We ended the night with our FAM conduction the cast in Sing It!

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BYOI – I Don’t Know, Go Ask Your Mother.

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It’s 7pm on this fine Friday evening, time for our Family-friendly show at the Warwick Center for the Arts! On cast were Daniel, Erich, Josh, Emily, Ally and Barbara. Our FAM was Amanda, who is a Social Worker. If she could bring her clients on a field trip to restore their relationships she would bring them to Hawaii. If she could have only one food, it would be pizza with onions and peppers but not pineapples. She’s here with her partner, Bill, and her stepson Neil.

We started with a game of FAM Reunion, Amanda’s family went to Hawaii where Bill confronted the work bully, had some non-pineapple pizza and watched out for seagulls. Follow that Action took us to Disney, where workers were fixing the Small World ride, a puppet came to life and ended up in a gift shop with a whiny child, the custodian mopped the kid’s face, and Mickey had some bad habits that helped cook Easter Dinner. Next up was Movie Critics, where we reviewed our new favorite film, Sociality, a sci-fi film about social worker aliens restoring humanity to man. Party Quirks challenged Erich to guess that his guests were Daniel, who was looking to play a video game about Teddy Bears, Alex, who was a Hawaiian pizza, and our audience volunteer who was a mean cat. Two-Headed monster had a broken camera, a phone peace-offering and a very hungry monster. Erich hosted a rousing round of Because I Said So, featuring his actual parents answering what the moon is made of. Serious Scene was about nobody but us chickens, and we ended the game by singing a DoRun about our FAM Amanda!

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BYOI – They’re on Our Tail!

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It’s time for our Youth Collective Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts, with Emmy, Rowan, Ethan, Aidan and our FAM Barbara, who likes acoustic ukelele alternative music and drawing flowers. She has a ginger Guinea Pig named Squeakers. Her favorite film is The Producers.

We kicked off the show with a game of Typewriter, where we discussed the writing and producing of the 1960’s Batman TV show. Quickest Minute featured the television series Gotham, with young Master Bruce mourning the death of his parents. In Newborn, our youth collective members had to guess that Rowan was the Eiffel Tower, Emmy was a kitty litter scoop and their child was Brad Pitt. We then learned that Back In My Day, we didn’t have cats or trash men, batman or music. We also didn’t have Grandpa. Our game of Meanwhile featured Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits, attending a “Hunter-Animal Alliance” meeting, rabbits in Alaska, dance class and carrot-dealing rabbits in a car chase.

We ended the show with a Debate Club about squeakers the Guinea Pig, the virtues of annoyance, and comfy chairs.

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BYOI – Italian Toast

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What??? Two BYOI shows on a Saturday! That is right! This afternoon BYOI also traveled over to the East Greenwich Free Library where Candice, Amy, Barbara and Myself performed at a public event. Our FAM Karen loves non-fiction books about toast and to have a dog mixed with another dog to have a double dog. So first up in Sing It, we learned about the “Wonder” of toast.

Then we moved on to Pillars where cat camp was all about the scratches and bites. In Trolley Stop we had apes and silent readers and in Good Cop/Bad Cop, Amy stole from the pickle jar at the post office with Kim Kardashian.  Next up in Two-Headed Monster, the books were overdue and it was all Bills fault. Two Action Figures had trouble corraling their dog and Candice got stuck serving a bridezilla all by herself in Highlander! Such a fun show!

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BYOI – Michael & the Goat

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This morning BYOI was performing for the College Crusades at their event at CCRI Providence. It was Candice, David and Myself with our FAM Louis and we learned that he wants to fly right out of school to become a civil engineer. So in Pillars, we learned that using screws and nails to hold up a 1000 brick Sky Scraper may not be the best plan.

Next up in What Are You Doing, we baptized a squirrel and braided a monkey’s hair. Then in Two-Headed Monster the Neurosurgeon was allergic to water but loved the gas. After that, we saw the new action game where Mario and Luigi washed broken dishes in Action Figures. And we finished off with Spelling Bee where evolution is a controversial conversation about a governor and we spelled Australopithecus almost correctly.

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BYOI – It’s All Jimmy’s Fault

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We’re back for our late night show with Amy, Daniel, Meredith, Kennedy, Jonathan and Jonathan at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Our FAM was Charles! He is a semi-retired English teacher and told us some fun stories of the characters he encounters. He came to the show with his dear friend Cathy! He loves walking on the East Bay Bike Path and lived in Los Angeles for almost 30 years before coming home. FAMily Reunion had Charles and Cathy going to a high school reunion, where we met some old colleages and students. It was great fun!

Try That On For Size started off the show with speechlessness, short line dancing, catfishing and Reading Rainbow butterflies. Revolver was a blast with the Squiggy dance, kids sneaking in snacks and cat magic. Next up, Kennedy was looking for love in the Dating Game. Amy was Stitch, Daniel was an electric toothbrush used as a back scratcher, and audience member Allison was the Taj Mahal.

Last Line/First Line brought us the addition of audience members Jake and Jim, with very nice scum and a creepy encounter with Beverly. In Because I Said So, we learned about squishy inner selves, soylent green, nonalcoholic milkshakes, and creepy old people. Freeze Tag started off with a spoiled chihuaua needing a taxi in traffic before going to a hot stone walker, Mister Ed without peanut butter and bobsledding down a big hill. The night ended with the cast recapping the show in Irish Song!

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BYOI – Don’t Stop the Strudel

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Thanks for joining our family friendly BYOI show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Daniel, Meredith, Jonathan, David, Amy and Kennedy! Our FAM was Ethan! He likes improv and socializing, and would like to visit Germany because they’re straightforward. He’d like to be a character in “Mulan” and loves chicken fried rice. FAM Typewriter had Ethan and his mom, Julie, played by Daniel and audience member Trinity. They were searching the country for the best chicken fried rice, but mom was too giggly. Jonathan popped in as Ethan’s hyper little sister, Charlotte. At dinner, the chicken fried rice had sausage! No!

Action Figures had audience members Betty and Linda moving Jonathan and David around. They were attempting to make food on the ledge, but the rope broke. Mulan skipped gym class in Meanwhile, we learned about Windex on Windex off, and Amy finally broke the glass ceiling. New Born was next, with Amy as Dublin Castle and Trinity as Prince Eric playing the proud parents of Pocahontas Einstein.

Sing It was fun with Meredith, Kennedy and Ethan on bikes by a vending machine restaurant. Back In My Day had a bunch of audience volunteers, where we heard about life without cake (it was sad!), staplers and ping pong. Up next, we saw a shortened “Mulan” in the Quickest Minute. So many marriage proposals! The show ended with Debate Club, with food thieves, awkward friends, nomming sounds, spelling and all the food.

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BYOI – Always Have a Chisel In Your Pocket

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The BYOI Youth Collective had a great show with Aidan, Rose, Ethan and Gabriella! Our FAM was Friedrika, who is a teacher and mom to Aidan and Shea. She likes “Groundhog Day” and if she had to relive a day over and over, she’d pick any day but yesterday. FAM Sing It made people pick up their alpacas and Dunkin hadn’t sold a single coffee all week!

What Are You Doing had the kids gasping through a marathon, teaching and playing with a cat. In Marriage Counselor, Ethan couldn’t separate shopping carts while technology hated Gabriella. Rose had to help them with those problems, as well as their motion sickness at amusement parks. World’s Worst introduced us to sushi, astronaut and pork.

Lines From a Cup had dreams, unsupportive dolphin and advice. The show ended with Highlander! The kids visited a groundhog sanctuary, where they chiseled the ground, played real life Whack-a-Mole and did the Time Warp. Aidan was the lucky one who only had to perform once, while Ethan had to perform all 4 scenes alone.

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