Monthly Archives: February 2012

check out action/adventure’s new show!

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

JR Wickman and Dainichia Noreault in the greatest one-night-stand story ever told, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, by John Patrick Shanley.

A divey bar in the Bronx. Danny at one table. Roberta at another. “Me, I’m twenty-nine and I cant stay the way I am for too fucking long” says Danny. And Roberta feels the same. Driven to the edge of endurance by alienation and self-loathing, these lonely strangers are ready to try anything to get out of their own heads. Described by the LA Times as “a foul-mouthed romantic fairy-tale with bloody knuckles,” Shanley’s masterpiece gives us a ringside view of the thoroughly damaged duo as they grapple and grope their way through one transformative night.

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=aat

To make reservations email actionadventuretheater@gmail.com or call 503-308-8679

Opening Friday, March 2nd
Full Run – March 2nd – March 24th
Performances are 8pm, Thursday – Sunday
Tickets – $15, Thursdays are pay-what-you-will

For more information visit www.actionadventure.org

the only boss we listen to

we might have spent today’s rehearsal learning how to sing this song.

tips to keep optimistic in these dark times

-Leave your house at least once each day.
-Eat chocolate
-Find a hobby or something to do to fill up your time.
-Exercise
-Take time to prepare good, healthy meals. It’s better than just eating junk food, even though you don’t think it is.
-Go to the park to incorporate as many puppies into your day as you possibly can.
-Don’t drink by yourself. It never ends well.
-Don’t put all your hopes on getting a specific job, it’ll be that much harder when you don’t get it.
-Remember that happiness is not dependent on the stuff you own; try not to be too attached to the things you own, and don’t try to create happiness by buying new things.
-Get a library card. Use it.
-Positive predictions create positive outcomes
-Do something nice for a stranger (it can be small like holding open a door)
-You don’t have a career, just a job
-You don’t have to have money to have a good time
-When you’re broke, let your friend buy you a drink. Buy them a drink when they’re broke.
-Make dinner. Make dinner with someone else.
-Have a clothes swap
-Make sure to get away from the internet for a bit each day
-Make a schedule, and find a reason to get dressed every day, even if you have no place to be.
-Watch Ryan Gosling movies
-Volunteer; make the world around you a better place
-“It can always be worse”
-Do something you’re good at every day, even if it’s just folding laundry
-Take it one day at a time
-Lessen the importance you place on money. More money, more problems.
-Make some art!
-eat a slice of pizza!
-can’t go out? invite some friends over, and tell them all to bring beer
-pick something you’re good at, and decide to get better at it.
-Say hello to strangers you think are nice looking.
-tell your family you love them more often than you normally would.
-make food for yourself, and try to improve on a recipe
-compile a list of free events/activities you can do every week
-tip better and call it good karma
-find a new favorite sitting place; read a book there
-she’s pretty/he’s handsome: go for it!
-write down something you’ve found that makes you feel humble; then write one down that makes you feel powerful
-treat a friend to lunch
-take a pizza break. i really can’t stress this enough.
-spend some time being naked (alone or otherwise)
-volunteer!!!
-pick a simple project; finish it
-tell a child they’re awesome; help them to know confidence now
-go lie down in an open field and look up at the sky/stars/clouds
-Do some yoga!
-go camping
-remember that it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye
-worse things have happened to better people
-make time to hang out with your friends. Party; laugh; get drunk
-we’re all in this together
-go outside
-listen to happy music and dance
-ignore the news and turn off the tv
-find ways to say “fuck you” to the man (quit your bank; buy local)
-light some incense
-say hi to people; if you think something nice, say it! complement people
-walk tall
-don’t look for a hero in a politician
-listen to some radio lab
-have intelligent conversations that aren’t about depressing things
-live in the now
-try to ignore the fact everyone you know back home is married/has kids.
-change feels slow, but it happens. Just think about how much has changed in the last fifty years
-re-read your favorite books from childhood
-sing! alone, with friends, karaoke, in the shower
-spend time with your loved ones, especially the elderly and children
-talk to people you meet, smile at strangers
-smile!
-leave time for pleasuring yourself. and others.
-get up early
-stay up late and look at the stars
-watch the sun rise and/or set
-buy someone flowers
-buy yourself flowers
-plant a plant
-do your laundry and make your bed. slip into clean sheets.
-look at an empty building and imagine what could go in it
-take a bike ride along the river at light and pay attention to the way the city lights reflect off the water.
-feel some fancy fabric
-feel some fancy paper
-remember to tell your family/friends you love them
-play a favorite board/schoolyard game with friends
-organize a block party
-teach someone something you know well
-sex and mimosas
-make stuff
-learn how to make new stuff
-share
-garden
-learn how to live with less
-read more
-tequila
-discover free stuff
-turn off the news and dance
-raise your fist sometimes
-maybe throw a rock at a McDonalds window when no one’s watching
-pick berries
-pay attention to how the moon and other things make you moody but really you’re ok
-get a mantra
-play really funny games
-try to find new ways of doing old things
-write/receive letters
-get pedicures
-give people stuff
-make chili
-clean your room
-blow kisses to the moon

Thanks Dudes!

Twenty Erotic Shorts: Trois! was a blast!!! Thanks to everyone who attended!

Thanks to the crew, musicians, and cast! Sunny Clark, Chelsea Powers, Kerry Hallet, Nate Harpel, Casey “Sailor” Gains Cynar, Kate Belden, Sarah Milligan, Winston Bischof.

Extra thanks to our Twenty (Actually Twenty-Two!) Amazing authors!

One Last Chance To Get Yr Sexy On!

You still have one last chance to see the funny/sexy/sassy spectacular that is Twenty Erotic Shorts: Trois! It’s been a Killer Run so far… Look forward to seeing you there!  Tickets for the show (a la cart $14) or with dinner (tasty $30) available on line at…
Or sliding scale ($10-15) at the door!
As the poet said “Do it. Do it. Do it do it do it.”
Stoked!

Twenty Erotic Shorts: Trois! 2 Chances Left to See!

Only two chances remain to get your sexy on with Twenty Erotic Shorts: Trois!

The first two nights were super fun, and I can’t wait! really.  So you can buy tickets online (including dinner! stuffed squash (vegan) or steaky) or 10 -15 bux rush at the door!

Stoked!

ALSO

there will be tickets available at the door every night $10-15 sliding scale, cash.  but you know, planning ahead doesn’t break anyone’s hearts.