The Day the Earth Stood Stoned
by C.J. Schriemer & Sheldon Hoffman
Blot Blomblum Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.10 - Planetarium 
During an otherworldly invasion, best friends C.J. and Sheldon lock themselves in their apartment. What better time to hash out their personal differences? Will they survive the night? Will this be the last day of humanity? Will they run out of bud? Come check out the Day the Earth Stood Stoned and find out! New York Times: "Get out of my office!", Andrew Lloyd Webber *unreachable*, my friend Dave said, "Anton Chekhov would have liked it."

Cast:
Sheldon Hoffman, C.J. Schriemer, Kristaps Balodis, and Mack Norberg

 
Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers

Genre:
Play-Comedy

Audience:
Mature

Warnings: Coarse Language, Smoke or Fog, Drug references

Wed July 17 10:15 PM
Fri July 19 12:00 PM
Sat July 20 7:00 PM
Sun July 21 1:45 PM
Mon July 22 12:00 PM
Wed July 24 5:30 PM
Fri July 26 8:15 PM
Sun July 28 3:45 PM

The Day the Earth Stood Stoned

Blot Blomblum Productions—Planetarium

There isn’t much going on here; this might be the kind of script I would write if I’d been smoking dope. Everything happens one-dimensionally and there’s no attempt to penetrate the next layer—just like
when you’re on dope and everything’s funny so you don’t need to dig any deeper.

According to the program, personal conflicts exist between the buds and alien avoidance gives them a chance to unravel those conflicts. I didn’t get much of revelation and exploration of their dynamics.

The drama started slowly and by the time it picked up, it was over. I looked at the clock and thought “no wonder.” It only runs 30 minutes. Even at the listed 45 minutes, there’s still plenty of time left to cut
deeper into the characters.

Ray Yuen