Archive for December, 2009

Cakesit!

Well, guess what. We have chosen the topic of our fifth annual Midnight Cakesit! This event is slowly becoming an Atlanta tradition. Our first year, it was a burlesque extravaganza. We dressed up in costumes, baked our cakes, watched Good ‘n Plenty wiggle it, paraded our cakes out for the audience, and then sat in them. It was majestic. Twinhead’s first cakesit – in which most of us were cakesitting virgins – can never be duplicated. But the one criticism we got (besides, “Hey, aren’t you wasting a lot of food doing this?” To which we reply: “Well…yeah.”) was there was no story. People wanted to know why these people would sit in cakes. To be sure, there is no reasonable explanation – except for all the ones we came up with, of course.

First, there was Cakesit, the best parody of Footloose you’re likely to find, in which one town, after a tragic cakewalking accident, banned cakes and cakesitting forever. But with the help of one zealous guy with a deep sweet tooth and a bunch of awesome 80’s hits, the town got its bakeries back – and celebrated with a cakesit!

That show was a blast! HD Net even came and taped some of it for a show about bizarre sexy things. We don’t have HD Net, so we haven’t seen it, but a friend of ours called us from Asheville and said she was watching it at that very moment and that it was awesome, and we believe her.

So for Cakesit 3 we really wanted to pay homage to our love of scary movies, and also the drive-in, so we did a double feature: Pastrygeist and 28 Cakes Later. A haunted oven and icing that gives you the crave virus; I’m telling you, it’s terrifying. And the only cure for these woes? A cakesit, of course!

And last year, we took our inspiration from the 70’s and Andy Warhol and explained cakesitting as a statement against the bourgeois. All the 70’s hits plus more!

So as you can see, Cakesits are a special occasion for us and our audience, a time when a love of sweets and live performance is finally perfectly meshed into one big smushy piece of delicious. Like this one:

So we decided to finally do what we’ve been threatening to do for at least three years: DIRTY BAKING.

Like this, but with flour.

That’s right. We’re mourning Patrick Swayze the only way we know how – by turning his icon-making moves in Dirty Dancing into a hilarious parody about cake. True to form, it will involve all the great dancing, beautiful singing, and hilariously bad cake puns you’ve not only come to know and love, but to demand, from every cakesit. And it goes without saying that you’ll be experiencing the sweetest asses in town!

Sorry. Had to.

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So, how was the show?

One week later, we’re sufficiently rested to update you on our two-week run of The Cherry Orchard with Zombies! It was a hit with our audiences and almost all the shows were SOLD OUT! We scared a small child and made a grown man faint. (For the record, it was because of the 10 extra seats we squeezed in, not because he was scared. We would hate to ruin his street cred.) Countless white shirts are now tinged with pink, Eyedrum’s ceiling is decorated with spatters of blood, and one couch will never be the same. All in all, it was a success! In case you missed it, or if you’re the nostalgic type, here are a bunch of awesome photos and one video from our favorite and #1 fan, Eddie Ray! He is “the hardest working man on Halloween,” and he loves blood and guts, so we knew we would have a tough critic in Eddie. But he gave it a rave review and even came back to record all its glory.

Rob Bullard as Lopakhin, Andrea Kirwan as Dunyasha

Diana Brown as Anya, Barbara Tushbant as Varya

Jason Toups as Pishchik, Stephanie Rucker as Lyuba Andreyevna

Josh Martin as Firs

Bobby Andrews as Yepikhodov, Ben Bowlin as Yasha, Andrea Kirwan as Dunyasha

James Yates as Trofimov, Stephanie Rucker as Lyuba Andreyevna

Krista Carothers as Charlotta, Beckett Fisher Bullard-Yates as Beckettov

Are you feeling unwell?

Molly Kristyn as People-Eater Zombie

Zombie attack!

Co-director Geoff Bartlett as Passer-by Zombie

Director Eli Banks as Bloodthirsty Zombie

Krista Carothers as Charlotta Zombie

Stage Manager Desirae Golden as Num Num in my Tum Tum Zombie

And also, blood ‘n guts n’ gore. Watch this video for the full effect!

Yep, this show was a blast. But we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle of what we can do without more money! Please step it up and become a donor of Twinhead Theatre. We need you! Here’s how it works:

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