Friday night marked the Improvables' fifth annual Halloween performance, as well as our second anniversary of performing at the Davis Center for the Performing Arts (aka CenterPoint Legacy Theatre). It's hard to believe that we have been together that long and that we have put on that many Halloween shows, but the calendar doesn't lie.
Among the highlights were "Half Life," played by Bryan, Keenan, and Brianne:
. . . Erica's zombie costume, inspired by "The Walking Dead":
. . . and our many fans who dressed up for the occasion, including our costume contest winners, one of who is pictured here as the Last Airbender:
Following the show, the assorted troupe members (and an enthusiastic audience member dressed as Bruce Lee) posed for this group shot:
Yours truly chose to dress up as Teddy Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States and one of all-time favorite historical figures.
For family home evening last night, the Plowman clan (minus Adi and Christian, who are in Florida visiting Adi's friends where she served her mission, and Jeff, who was in class) made our annual trip out to the Pack Pumpkin Farm in Farmington, something that has become a much-loved Halloween tradition for our gang.
Jackson, entertaining as always, enjoyed running through the hay maze and then posed as a zombie atop a different stack of hay bales:
Luke, McKenna, and Jenna posed alongside the pumpkins that they picked out for themselves:
We posed for a family picture . . .
. . . and then the others arrived, after which we took another one. I must say that we are pretty good-looking motley crew:
The title of this post doesn't refer to my 19-month-old nephew Jake---not in the least. Rather, it refers to the fact that he thinks I am really weird, and, in this photo, the look on his face reflects that he is looking at me.
Last Thursday was my birthday. A group of about 15 friends, including Ben, Adi, Steve, and Summer, joined me at the Karaoke Café in Murray to celebrate by singing karaoke and eating cheesecake---two of my favorite pastimes.
Getting older is acceptable as long as I can do those two things in the company of good people.
Over the years, one of my favorite things about performing improv with the Improvables is that something new, unexpected, and fun is always around the corner---both at our shows and during our workshops.
Such was the case this past week, when Lorin led a musical workshop that emphasized the importance for us all to be more willing to support each other during musical numbers. I snapped the above photo as Rickey performed a peppy musical piece, accompanied in the background by Erica, Ryan, and Lorin.