IMPROVISING A NOIR SHOW CAN BE MURDER!
It was a dark and stormy night. I was looking forward to staying in my 2-bit apartment, reheating some leftovers and trying to find the bottom of an Old Crow bottle. It was a typical Thursday night in Denver.
That’s when she walked in. She was blonde, about 5’6” with legs that went all the way down to the floor and back up again. She looked at me with loveless eyes. “We’re going out tonight.”
Was that an invitation or a command. Hell, I didn’t care. I just wanted to be next to her. Like that dog you always tormented as a kid. No matter what you did to it, it had to be near you. Because bad attention was better than boredom. It wasn’t love, but what was?
Sure, where we going?” I said half heartedly, almost sarcastically.
“We’re going down to Bovine Metropolis Theater to watch ‘The Big Noir’. It’s a whole show that’s improvised and comes together at the end like a film noir movie from the 50’s. They’re doing it on Thursday nights starting February 23 at 7:30” she said as she painted her lips hot-rod red.
Thursday night? It didn't bother me, but it seemed risky, especially in Denver. “Why Thursday?"
She looked at me, sneered and said “Don’t tell me you’re afraid to go out on a school night?"
“I ain’t afraid of nothing.” I told her, but that wasn’t true. I had plenty of fears, like her leaving me and then me running out of bourbon.
“Let’s just go drinking.” I countered.
As we were walking out to the car, almost resigned I said “Are these jokers any good?”
She looked at me as if I was just fresh off the bus. “Any good?! Bovine Metropolis Theater is the first dedicated school and theater for improvisation in the Rocky Mountain region. They have taught more people to improvise then refused credit card transactions.”
I knew I was licked. I pulled out my phone. She saw me and tried to help. She said “If you’re calling them their phone number is 303-758-4722.”
But I was a wise guy with a smart phone. I told her “No, I’m going to their website.”
“It’s BovineMetropolis.com, but don’t worry, I already bought tickets online for $10 and saved a couple bucks on each ticket.”
So there I was, not even driving, going to an improvised noir show, because it made her happy. Life wasn’t fair. At least I’ll have a few laughs.
Tickets: $10 online*, $12 at the door, and $5 at door for College Students with valid ID (space permitting).