After 10 years of performing for mostly local audiences, Eric Caldwell and Mike Christenson will be taking their show on the road, with performances scheduled in Hawaii and Anchorage, among other locations.
But before they go, the pair will perform a classic shortform comedy show and their touring piece, Rorschach Pattern 9, for a local audience. This all-ages, pay-as-you-can show will be at the Hangar Ballroom at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13.
The duo decided to do a pay-as-you-can show so that they could thank all the people who have supported them over the past decade. They also hope to encourage more people to take in not only their touring show, but a new take on what most people know as improv.
“Our classic comedy show was usually done with a five person cast,” Caldwell said in a release. “We’ve boiled that down ato a duo, which means sometimes being two or three people at once or finding new ways to incorporate the audience into what’s happening on stage.”
“Probably both,” Christenson added. “We’ve grown over the years as performers and are always looking for new challenges. This is definitely a new challenge.”
The road trip began for Caldwell this June in Seattle when he was invited to perform in the mainstage shows at both Unexpected Productions and Wing-It Productions.
The next stop is Improvaganza, Hawaii’s annual festival of improvisational theater. Rorschach Pattern 9 will be performing on Sept. 27 in a set with Seattle’s Funbucket and What’s in a Name from Honolulu.
After that they’ll be flying up to Anchorage for two shows at the Snow Goose on Oct. 18 and 19, where they’ll be in a set with area legends, Scared Scriptless, and The Mike Brown Solo Improv Experience from New York City.