a) One person is right and the other is wrong. (Themes: Darren is right our appearances should not our main focus)
b) It doesn't matter who is right.(Prodigal: Sometimes Darren wins and I stop calling him Rudy, sometimes I win and Rudy remains)
c) Both people are wrong.
Which outcome would you like? (you could come up with a fourth outcome.)
I like c, but I don't think it is likely. My favorite part is the possibility that we could have an open ended ending, where we both still disagreed, and the audience would have to figure out what was right.
Darren really liked the idea of us both being wrong, but he thought we would have to figure out what was right and agree by the end.
Question 2) Do you think any of our unused ideas could become show 3?
examples: community show, prayer show, unjust stewart/confusion show, Don Quixote thing.
The Don Quixote thing never got a blog post, so here it is. In the story of Don Quixote, he goes crazy and thinks he is a knight. He goes on "quests", fights dragons that have been enchanted to look like windmills, and rescues a princess sort of. Along the way, he collects a group of friends who help him in his quests. They know that they are not knights, but they come along to make sure he doesn't hurt himself or anyone else. Spoiler Alert: in the end, Don Quixote becomes sane again and no longer wants to pretended to be a knight, and all his friends are super bummed because life was more fun when they were knights, so they try to convince Don Quixote to go on more quests. He doesn't, that would be crazy. You can think of our first two shows as Darren wanting to do a normal thing, and me trying to add crazy stuff to it. In Themes, he wants to do a juggling show, and I try to add crazy costumes. In Prodigal, he tries to tell the story of the Prodigal Son, and I add crazy details. For show three I could finally give up and not try to add a crazy thing to what ever we are doing. Darren would be relieved and then immediately wish I was trying to add some crazy thing.
I think all of these will remain unused.
so does Darren
Question 3) Do we want new costumes? (costumes feels like the wrong word) What would they look like?
Darren has mentioned this before. Writing this post, I noticed that in the Themes show, we decided that Darren was right, and that what we're wearing is not important, and now for show 3 Darren is thinking maybe we should worry about our appearances a little more.
Anyway, I like our letter shirts, but I would be alright with something different maybe. My first thought is that the D and K are necessary. If the goal is just to be different for different's sake, I would just make bleach stamped shirts. I like t-shirts and the homemade look. We could go from flowered shorts to plaid shorts or something like that. I worry that the goal is to look more like grown ups and only children wear homemade t-shirts and flowered shorts. If that is the goal, I don't really have an idea. Darren tried to tell me what he wanted a few years ago. I would summarize his thoughts as thus: they would be exactly like soccer jerseys in every way except they wouldn't be soccer jerseys. If we wanted to go this route, I suppose the first thing to do would be to design D and K logos.
Darren was much less interested in new costumes than he was 2 years ago. He agreed that the D and K are important. He said he saw polo shirts that he liked, but never sent me the link. He said he would want khaki shorts with blue/orange trim.