Had our initial talk thru and director meet for the Ole and Lena and Sven and Ingrid and Gnome and Mrs. O Project. Us Minnesotans sure have a strange way of talking
All of us, trying to sound like the citizens of doufussville, ended up sounding like a bunch of Irish from the Swedish side of the tracks of ol' St. Pauley.
It will be fun tackling caricatures. Doing extensions of a dialect. Taking effort to make these cartoon characters real to the watching public.
We got a director who is versed in burlesque, as well as making people laugh. I think she has more than a touch of the luv of vaudeville in her genes.
And improv. The Ole and Lena Project is a bunch of extensions of the famed jokes, put together into a situation and having a more than liberal beginnings and endings. It will be up to the actors to make the laughs loud, the actions big, and the audience involved. We don't want the audience to drink into stupidity, just enjoy the stupidity around them and on the stage.
Sing-a-longs, smell-o-vision, planned misfires, incorporating real mistakes into the evening's fare.
Ole and Lena and Company will be a winter wonderland adventure. I don't look forward to fighting sleet and snow on the highways, if it turns to be a true Minnesotan winter. But the warmth of fellow performers and the laughter of the audience is sure to bring holiday spirits to us all!
I just want to make Axel Torgerson proud!
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