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BYOI – Get to the Point

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Our 9pm Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts had a great cast with Krissy, Audrey, Josh, David, Ian and Amy. Our FAM was Rose, who is celebrating her 18th birthday. If she could give Josh a birthday gift, it would be a fancy guitar. If Josh gave her a gift, she would want a cow that hugs. She is going skydiving on Sunday and works at Target, where she spends all of her money. We began the evening with a FAM remake of Rose’s trip to Croatia, which was utterly disturbing in every way possible. Tableau brought us to Target, a shoe store, a moonlit drive with werewolves, an accountant’s desk, and a pumpkin patch. Sing It went skydiving, where we had musical numbers about jumping, charging camera batteries and painted backpacks, the expense of clown college, and poor landings. Interrogation Lineup had our culprits confess to cow tipping in a music store with cookie monster. Meanwhile, scratch and sniff stickers and clothing were not the best idea but the mannequins were live and HR was blind. We played Busta Rap next, and then The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We wrapped up the evening with a song for our FAM Rose!

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BYOI – The Legos are Gonna Starve!

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Improv show at The Warwick Center for the Arts had Ian, David, Amy, Audrey, Krissy and Josh on cast, and our FAM was Linda who is the principal of a school for special education. Her favorite lunch to bring in is chicken and broccoli and fruits and veggies but really just coffee. If she could train a polar bear to do anything, it would be herding her pet cats. Our first game was FAM Revolver, with scenes inspired by our FAM, titled “Fetch the Cat”, “Arctic Fox”, “Motorcycle” and “Truly Terrified”. The Siamese Cat required special precautions, vegan fur was stunning to behold, but vegan cars not so much. Not to mention madcap minuscule motors and a captivating coffee crisis. Sports Commentator featured the grass cutting Olympiad. Power mowers were banned, the cows cut the grass but as long as the checks cleared they could win! Last Line, First Line highlighted coworkers, blender, and veggies/fruits. Brilliant Inventions could ship out by the millions! Chainsaw turned a mermaid  in the Chinese White House with Starbuck’s Coffee into a dancer on the set of the movie Ghost with an egg timer. Short Cutz proved that koalas actually do make good friends, and the cat’s meow was the Lion King at the potato farm in Poland. Greatest Hits brought a musical flair with Songs of the Truly Terrifying, like the 50’s rock classic…the Broccoli That Ate Cincinnati. Freeze Tag was energetic and exciting with blue water, zero miles, jumping bowling ball contamination, glowing security and innovative exercises in technology. We ended with a song for our FAM Linda!

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BYOI – If Only There Was a Word for That!

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It was a beautiful Friday night at the Warwick Center for the Arts for our Youth Collective show featuring Jeffrey, Matthew and Abby. Our FAM was Hannah, who loves Gregg’s Coconut Raspberry Cake and would bring a sword and a slice of pizza on a mission to save the world. Sit, Stand and Lie Down was our first game, followed by Timmy in the well. Jeffrey had to guess that Jack (of beanstalk fame) fell asleep in the mud at the bank. Slogans was our next game, with catchy slogans for such things as meteorologists and coconut raspberry cake. Revolver involved scenes about penguins, chupacabra and lemon meringue pie. We ended the show with a round of Busta Wrap!

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BYOI – Girl You Know it was the Dolphins.

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It’s 9pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and on cast were Erich, Emily, Alan, Amy, Daniel and Audrey. Our FAM was Danielle, who teaches and is working on an English Ph.D. in Renaissance Drama, and wants to take a Shakespearean acting class. Her favorite play right now is Richard II and she wants to visit Disney again to ride Splash Mountain. We started the night off with a FAM revolver. The driveway became a sandwich, a wedding disaster made the bride dissolve into a soup of tears, the weapons were poorly wielded and the beverages were consumed. Sports Commentator brought us to the Hypnosis Olympic Championship. Clocks on strings and wasps made Dave obey and believe his pants were on fire.

Short Cutz involved aquatic mammals who made horrid puns while attempting to pass a college class in a poorly executed Italian accent. Good Cop/Bad Cop made Emily had to guess that she ordered Chinese food made from dolphins at Caesar’s Palace with Milli Vanilli. Lines from a Cup was next. Let’s take a cab to travel by moose since we fell and we cannot get up, but we prefer elephants instead. Freeze Tag entertained with Clark Kent and Superman, a bullseye, a magic 8 ball of marriage, and a dead redshirt. We wrapped up with a Do-Run!

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BYOI – That’s Just My Face…

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Our 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts and we had a great show! On cast were Erich, Audrey, Emily, Daniel, Amy and Alan. Our FAM was Zachary who is celebrating his 12th birthday. He loves math, and if he had any superpower he would be super fast. His favorite animal would be a zebra platypus hybrid. We began the game with a FAMily reunion. The birthday party was awesome but there was no zoo. There was chocolate cake, which dad thought was excessive, and the science teacher crashed the bash!

Sit, Stand and Lie Down brought us to a fishing boat in Maine. The fish were flying, the moon was a sight to behold, and the deck was slick. Centerpiece had our volunteers and cast rotating through scenes inspired by the words lakehouse, wood, Robin Hood and zebras. Friar Tuck was not impressed by the size of Little John until he got some perspective, the lions found the hiding zebra, the man with the chainsaw was not wearing a mask, and the woodpeckers were bored so they got helmets for their headache. For Timmy In the Well, Amy had to guess that Beyonce got hit by a ham in the freezer.

Say it Again brought us to Florida, where Grandma and Grandpa brought Missy to Sea World but she wanted to go to Arkansas. The basketballs on the walker were why grandpa was dribbling. Slogans introduced brilliant advertising for Oreos, cabbage, socks, sand and sardines. Fortunately/Unfortunately was next! Zachary helped his teacher with math during science class. We capped it off with a Busta Rap!

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BYOI – I got it! I got it!

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It’s 6pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and our  May/June Youth Collective had an excellent second show! On cast were Aidan, Matthew, Jeffrey, Abby, and Shae. Our FAM was Karen, who wants to visit Australia and loves the color orange. If she was an animal she would be a sloth so she could sleep.

We started the game with a “Serious Scene”. We left the water in the car in Australia after driving into a cactus because we did not follow the signs but the lines. Press Conference had Aidan having to guess that she was Rhianna and she has created and English Muffin that makes people fly. Famous Last Words covered the last words of tacos, astronauts, money and sloths. Revolver had scenes about cooking Ramen, stealing cars, breakfast with Karen or not Karen, and sneaker sticker shopping. Sing it featured apologetic songs, songs about not being a dad to a sloth while at the zoo.

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BYOI – Meatballs are Important in Small Doses

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Our Late Night Improv Comedy Show was a blast with cast members Emily, Alan, Jonathan, Krissy and Audrey. Our FAM was Austin, who is Emily’s brother. He is studying Rocket Science in Florida and races homemade built go-carts. He likes to eat spicy food and his superpower would be meat vision. FAM typewriter brought us the story of Austin’s life, beginning with inquiries into the origins of the juice box, babysitting misadventures and French mimes running out of air in their invisible boxes, and ending with crippling college loan debt.

Serious Scene was next. Lasagna and spicy meatballs, in memory of Papa, with delicious fries. Revolver’s scenes were Epic Breakfast, Achilles and Helen, Elves that were shelves, and Mother Russia/Papa Smurf. Everything Emporium had Jonathan guessing that his customers needed Stethoscopes that travel in time, water that absorbs secretions and wings that keep the wearer on the ground. Krissy the Guidance Counselor helped a student with failing grades, a teacher who cannot stand kids with the stomach flu and a groundskeeper with a spaceship potentially crushing her topiary garden. She suggested copying off the smart kid, the teacher vaccinates all the kids with the same needle, and yelling at NASA to land somewhere else. Back In My Day, we didn’t have magnets: We used chewing gum to stick things, and could not find North. We did not have hammocks, so we swung from vines; we did not have bicycles, so Emily never learned how to ride and we did not have Dragons, but we had pushpins and glued feathers on dinosaurs. We finished up the show with a Debate Club!

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BYOI- Roast Beef with Swiss Cheesecake

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We had a great show at the Warwick Center for the Arts for our 7pm Family Friendly Show. On cast were Jonathan, Alan, Audrey, Krissy and Emily. Our FAM was Sarah who loves cheesecake and works at Walt’s Roast Beef. She is a college student who wants to be a publisher someday. We kicked off the evening with a game of FAM Sing It! We found a Swiss Cheese Cake and had a blast but it was bad and got kicked into a clock tower. Quickest Minute was next: Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder foiled the villain posing as Alfred while hiding in the Bat Cave. Alphabet brought us to a pretentious book blogging session, Princess Headphones in a coffee shop, really big elephants and hairless Rapunzel. Pavlovian Response made Emily duck and check for bags when people cleared their throat, made Krissy speak a foreign language when anyone offered help, and made Audrey be as helpful as possible as long as no one was making eye contact.

Remake took the cast and volunteers on an epic journey where humans were smarter than they appeared, but that did not stop the aliens from losing their technology to a bumbling cause of self-destructing in the process of trying to capture them. Debate Club caused arguments about roast beef, the Cheesecake Factory, Nicholas Cage on Netflix and books that no one reads that cannot be proof because no one reads them. Action Figures took Todd to YouTube where he hit himself to be a hit and we got the point but not the pizza. We ended the show on a high note with Say It Again!

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BYOI – Giant Chocolate Meece

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It is 9pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and for our Late Night show, we had Erich, Josh, Barbara, Tim and Daniel. Our FAM was Hosie, a model and personal trainer who came here with his friend who is a designer. He is moving to New Jersey and doing an acting program for the summer in New York City. If he was eating cheese at a dairy farm, he would wear rain boots to do so. We started the show with a Revolver with scenes inspired by bodies, evil New York City, “not married to you” and “Geriatric Navy”. Highlander came next, with cast member Tim winning in a scene about the fantastic cockroach ant farm held Harold the Arachnid until he was driven to rage and quit.

Pillars was next, with audience volunteers helping us to set the scene, Mad Libs style. Things got bad but we stopped the crisis with calamari. The asteroid video game hamster brought his phlegm. An epic round of Chainsaw followed, where somehow an ice cream man in Things Remembered with a mug became a grape peeler in a video arcade with a steam kettle. Typewriter allowed Josh to tell a story with an audience volunteer about Longing for Musical Classics with Death, farmers and a bumblebee. Story, Story, Die brought us back to New York City with a serial killer at the Chrysler Building with peanut butter sandwiches. In What Are You Doing, we painted, cut hair, gave birth, pet Llamas, played hockey and got a massage. Our final game was Sing It, where we performed a musical for our FAM.

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BYOI – Screaming Yellow Bird of My Soul

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It is 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, time for our Family Friendly Show! On cast were Daniel, Erich, Barbara, Josh and Tim. Our FAM was Sarah, who is a RIC student studying English. She plans to be a publisher and editor, and would love to publish fantasy and realistic fiction. We started the night with a FAM Reunion. Artful cursive letters were crafted for Mom, empathetic and enthusiastic friends were enticed to express, and Bill (oh, boy!) blew his nose. Helping Hands brought us to Prom Preparations. Flowers were prepared, juggled and thrown. Hair was commented upon, fingers bandaged and boundaries broken. Two-headed Monster brought us to a college campus where the monster wanted more friends, and so they had to learn how to cook to impress them. Eggs were broken, the pheasant was dunked, tofu was suggested and angry birds was played.

Newborn had Daniel and FAM Sarah guessing that Daniel was Uganda Knuckles, Sarah was Mother Nature and their baby was John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Movie Critics featured the film “High School Nostalgia”, a film about a boy named Timmy who found an alternate universe inside of a locker at school and expanded his soul. Because I Said So answered such questions as ‘Why do moms have to work so hard?” And “Why do birds have feathers?” We played a round of Try That on for Size next. Pimples were popped, figures were sculpted, pollen was spread, students were scolded, and bridges were guarded. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Sarah.

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