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BYOI – Come At Me, Hobbit!

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Happy Friday from BYOI! We had a great show with Daniel, Ian, Emily, Audrey, Josh and Jonathan. Our FAM was Ali! She’s a 5th grader who loves art, romantic comedies, and Irish step dancing. She came to the show with her loving mom and annoying sister. FAM Revolver had bad superpowers and a lying weatherman.

Fortunately, Unfortunately had Jack at the beanstalk, but he broke his nail at the top! There was no rain above the clouds, but there was rain on a pool party with a shoe falling from the sky. Remake had a Girl Scout trying to sell cookies to her diabetic grandmother. The first redo was a 50’s sci-fi version with rechargable robots, while the second one was a documentary with kids learning fiscal responsibility. Finally, the art instructional version was a performance art piece about the idle consumer.

New Born was a blast! Emily and audience member Paul were Bob Ross and Machu Pichu, who were the proud parents of baby vegetable balls. Guidance Counselor had Ian eating alone in the restroom, Audrey as a hamster who liked using her claws, and a brave audience member as an art teacher with kids who kept eating bad stuff. Up next was Post It, with the moon+thrift store coupon, fireman+Mike’s pastry, deserted island+marshmallow peep, and New Zealand+gladiator. Sit, Stand and Lie Down had an upset snap, and lots of lying down on the job. The final game was Busta Rap! In the end, it came down to Audrey and audience member Rose, with Audrey winning the battle.

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BYOI – Pizza Squirrels!

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Carlena and Carolyn rocked their Youth Collective show for the first show of the night! Our FAM was Rumly! She is helping a courier and getting better at it. She enjoys hanging out with friends and contests, and once dyed the woll of a prize sheep.

The Quickest Minute had Felicity and Jenna trying to be the world record fence jumpers. Carolyn and Carlena were joined by Audrey for Marriage Counselor, where Carolyn was obsessed with squirrels, Audrey collected fidget spinners, and they didn’t have the same taste in music. Thankfully, Carlena was a great therapist!

Famous Last Words had the endings for sheep, teachers, spaghetti, and sneaky people. Up next was Questions, where the pancake was taking forever to cook and the girls were thinking yes to snowballs. The show ended with Sing It, with squirrels in the pizza factory.

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BYOI – Tumbleweed Tumbleweed

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Our 9pm Not-So-Family-Friendly show featured Emily, Barbara, Erich, Daniel, Amy and Krissy. Our FAM was Jim, who is celebrating his Birthday and would love to go to Disney and eat Gregg’s Death By Chocolate Cake. We started the show with FAM Greatest Hits. We sang a blues song about leaving Rhode Island, a country song about mouse theme parks, and a ballad about a photography “exhibition.”

Fortunately/Unfortunately brought us out to the pub with Jim who rolled a 20 and got a double with diamond teeth and a lot of understanding. Centerpiece revolved around the number 8, the verdict, sushi and wish. The pizza would be ready in 8 minutes, coming across a crime scene was a shock, Sue had an impossible choice and the Wishbone Ranch was made with real bones. Newborn had Daniel and our audience volunteer guess that they are John Oliver and a plate spinner and they gave birth to a sand dollar.

Remake took place in an originally themed restaurant with a morbid menu. We remade Death By Chocolate as a western and an Anime.  Post-It brought us dunce dental hygienists, bartender tricorders and Siberian living quarters. Sit, Stand, Lie Down was next, and then we sang a song for our FAM Jim!

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BYOI – Can I get a Four Four? Eventually!

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Improv Comedy Show’s cast was Amy, Barbara, Emily, Daniel, Krissy and Erich, and our FAM was Carlena, a Youth Collective Member who is here with her family. She has great relationships with everyone, but she has a teacher who is like Voldemort with hair. If she were a dessert she would be ice cream, and if she could, she would add the character Snoopy to the musical Annie.

We started the show off with a FAM reunion. They were generous with ice cream, but the class hamster was lactose intolerant. The curlers stayed in but the gift card helped keep Miss Gold away! Follow that Action took place in the mountains. The hiker took off their shoe, sparking off a great prophecy involving condiments and Swiss Miss Cocoa. Augustus Gloob jumped into the chocolate river, and the wise one permitted consumption. The shoes came back and healed the sole. Our next game was Questions. The soft drinks were contaminated, and zombie flu took over the nation. Chocolatiers made the Bit-O-Honey, but did not pay attention to the boy next door.

Marriage Counselor made Amy have to guess that Barbara believes she is a lawnmower and our audience volunteer loves making ice cream, and they are both stuck on a carousel. Catch Phrase brought us to a pet shop, where our day was cold at the movies with Sprinkles. Famous Last Words introduced the last words of ballerinas, turtles, Charlie Brown, marine biologists and ice cream. Serious Scene was next, where we failed miserably in being unfunny while learning to drive. The show ended with a lively and musical round of Sing It!

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BYOI – Two Things on a Surface

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Where else would we be at 6pm on a Friday but at the Warwick Center for the Arts enjoying our Youth Collective Show? The students have been practicing hard, and it is evident! On cast tonight to show off their skills were Carolyn and Carlena, and our FAM was “M”, who is a retired childcare worker. She likes cats a lot, and her favorite cat is Lucky, who she considers her grandson. She likes to cook pizza and macaroni, grow veggies in her garden, and go shopping at thrift shops! Quickest Minute was our first game, in which we retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood in increasingly shrinking time limits! Good Cop/Bad Cop had Carlena guess she was guilty of filing paperwork in Aruba with Roger Rabbit.  Our two-person Spelling Bee was a barrel of laughs, with such words and definitions as “Care”, “Paint” and “Metaphor”.  Alphabet was next. Lucky the cat was sweet, but he was Carolyn’s cat, and she was having trouble sharing. Thrift pizza totally is the best but the taco turns were executed viciously. Say it Again was our ending game, with a strong finish! Gardens grow crooked when Zelda gets the angle wrong, spaghetti arms had to build the muscles so the zen garden could take over!

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BYOI – SOY-onara!

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We finished the night off strong with Audrey, Josh, Ian, Jonathan, Daniel and Amy! Our FAM was Lisa who is a retail shoe manager. She told us about a highend running shoe. She’s into hunting deer and reading, and would like to visit Australia someday. The cast then serenaded Lisa in FAM Do Run!

Follow That Action had Ian encounter a some bears in the woods while searching for the Witch Tree. Catch Phrase took us to Central Falls, where the guys were honest and had to leave. Marriage Counselor had Josh and audience member Jacob having trouble. Ian had to figure out that Josh kept leaving the toilet seat up, Jacob couldn’t stop farting in bed, and together, they were addicted to methane.

Questions had cheesy jokes, a locker filled with tacks, and everyone messed with Jonathan’s love for Star Wars. Famous Last Words was next, with the endings for agents, cell phones, tofu, and Jedi. Serious Scene needed eucalyptus pills for koalas with a very personal problem. Debate Club had the cast arguing about Steven King, pronunciation, Australia, and cute, cuddly things.

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BYOI – Moo Beans End

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We had a great family friendly show with Jonathan, Daniel, Josh, Amy, Ian and Audrey! Our FAM was Stacey, who is an elementary reading teacher. She loves teaching “The Velveteen Rabbit” and enjoys doing yoga while paddleboarding. In FAM Typewriter, scared rabbits went on an adventure to find a smart carrot. Along the way they met a slow-witted fox, a farmer with an herb garden, and we learned if you want knowledge, you just have to make it up.

Action Figures had Jonathan and Audrey going paddleboard yoga-ing with the help of audience members Paul and Karen. It was hard to find the paddleboards without coffee and the bright sun in their eyes. Pillars had Amy and Ian learning to be fairy godmothers. Things were good, and horrible, and great. Madame Zelda was a blast as we watched Josh try to figure out Amy’s fortune. She was going to win a car in Shaw’s Monopoly, appear on “Madame Secretary” and become Oprah’s stunt double.

Alphabet was next, where a Kindle was totally cool, it was taking forever to publish the book that would educate everyone, and the pharoah was in the library. Debate Club taught us about cereal villians and cereal heroes, puncuation or lackthereof, and controlling aardvarks. The Quickest Minute had Amy, Jonathan and audience member Paul doing increasingly frantic versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. Say It Again was fun for Ian on the bell. The game introduced us to Arnold Palmer, sugar and caffeine were the same.

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BYOI – Throwing The Square

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The Youth Collective show was fun with Carolyn, Gussy, Jeffrey and Carlena! Our FAM was Rachel, who likes tennis, science, and frozen lemonade.

What Are You Doing had the kids teaching a cat to meow, searching for the ant farm, playing with a unicorn, and studying English. Good Cop, Bad Cop had Carolyn as the criminal. She committed the horrendous crime of eating strawberry ice cream in the desert with an astronaut. Busta Rap had raps about talks with dad, the color blue, and a cat.

Two Headed Monster had the indecisive monster learning about the benefits of yoga, and how it needed to stop complaining. Highlander took place at a surprisingly dramatic auction. Carlena ended up performing the whole scene alone in the end, and she did a great job!

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BYOI – Are you trying to preposition me?

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Our Late Night Improv Comedy Show at 9pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts starred Amy, Jonathan, Emily, Ian, David and Josh. Our FAM was Nate, a musician who also works with animals. He came to the show with his girlfriend Meg. His favorite band is Tame Impala, his dream vacation spot is Peru, and he used to go to San Diego Llama parades as a child.

We kicked off the show with an Irish Ditty about our FAM. Action Figures was next. David and Jonathan set up the music festival. The amps were on the right, we forgot how walking works and played air guitar backward. During Typewriter, Joshua wrote a story about the Impalas, a band who squashed the Beatles. The herd was heard, the hula was popped and a fight broke out with spears made of unicorn horns. For Madam Zelda, Amy had to guess that David was going to lose his wallet, be abducted by aliens from his garage and his hair was going to grow back uncontrollably.

We played Pillars! It was a wildlife, at the stakeout. French fries were as good as gold, someone should teach the button and safety pins muffler the noise. White picket fences pomegranate to quicksand! During Debate Club our cast and volunteers debated the merits of owning dogs, playing with dolls, Chicago style hot dogs, and fractionize is not a word. The Quickest Minute featured The Lord of The Rings. You shall not pass, Mr. Frodo. We ended the show with a Curtain Call.

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BYOI- Use the other eye!

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It is 7pm at The Warwick Center for the Arts, time for our Family Friendly Improv Comedy Show with Amy, Josh, Jonathan, David, Ian and Emily. Our FAM was Gary the snowplow driver. He came here with his wife Stacey and his daughter, youth collective member Carlina. He is a Pats fan who likes to buy things at auctions. We started the show with a game of Sing It! Josh was plowing the fields in the snow but two dollars didn’t buy a jacket. Jonathan could have used the truck but it didn’t buy coffee. Our next game was What are You Doing? In case you wondered, we were solving plumbing problems, surfing the internet, applying makeup, fishing, dancing and painting a masterpiece, and staging Clash of the Titans the musical. Meanwhile, during our next game, glass tire patches were crunchy, special resting spots were utilized, Fred stood in front of the air conditioner, and Emily picked “C” on the True/False exam. Interrogation Lineup had our cast and volunteers guessing that they painted mustaches on animal crackers on a carousel with Taylor Swift.

Two Headed Monster brought us to the hospital for testing. Amy had buttercream running through her veins and a serious donut craving, but her brows were on fleek. What a salty cookie! Busta Rap was next, with phat rhymes about fun, shade, cake and our FAM Gary. Highlander had Horseback Curling perfection. The jockey was ready, the shoes were checked and we think she’s good! We capped off the show with a song for our FAM

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