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On Friday I send out this email. “I want to see Paper Machete at the Green Mill tomorrow at 3:00. I know this is short notice, but I have a feeling the performances will be incredible. Will you come?” Unspoken here in the message is, “And will you pick me up?”
Only Connie responds to both the said and unsaid messages. She will be at my door in 15 minutes. She has never been to Paper Machete. She picks me up; we find a parking place around the corner from the Green Mill. I notice she parks as I do, with collateral damage to the car behind her. We are 30 minutes late. We stand at the back, then two people, perhaps performers, vacate their front row seats, we scurry. We are in! The performances are based around the news: Edward Snowden’s stay at the Russian Airport, a new definition of rape out of a California university where rape is now defined as a crime only if the perp orgasms, and Science: the discovery of Shrews with extra vertebrae… . The stories are funny and timely. We are learning things and we are laughing. A duo stages a debate on Dennis Farina vs. the cereal Farina. In between comedy and current events there are wonderful singers. Here’s the link: http://thepapermacheteshow.com/category/live-show/