Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy
January 14, 2013
What is your job on this show?
What is your show about?
Perfect Catch is the comical story of two office pranksters who discover a unique and possibly attractive connection between them - they both are extraordinarily talented at juggling...
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Perfect Catch is exactly the type of theater that we most enjoy performing, so we feel lucky to have found the Canal Park Playhouse, a place that supports our kind of show. It's theater that uses other art forms - in our case juggling, object manipulation, dance, puppetry, and physical comedy - to create a piece that is skillful, visually interesting, funny, and tells a simple story with very few spoken words so that it can be universally enjoyed by audiences regardless of language or age.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this winter that...?
uses juggling and physical comedy to tell a love story. It may also be the only show in which the theater's power goes out on purpose...
Is there a particular moment in this show that you really love or look forward to? Without giving away surprises, what happens in that moment and why does it jazz you?
Yes. This moment comes after our characters have realized that they have more in common than they initially thought. They have just finished sharing their first meal together - a lunch of flying apples - when they get caught in the rain. The unfortunate weather sets the stage for a magical moment (you've got to see these raindrops!) as umbrellas swing open and we begin to juggle and dance in the rain. We love it because it is from this moment forward that our characters begin to truly enjoy each other as they fall in love. And those raindrops are so much fun!!
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
Well, first we'd do a happy dance involving multiple high fives. Then we'd establish an open-ended run of our show in New York City. People often think of juggling as an act best relegated to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. However, the two of us have extensive backgrounds in theater and prefer the proscenium stage to the big top. At the end of the day, our goal is to tell a charming story using an ancient art form that most people have unfortunately associated with clowns and hippies. Being neither of those things, we want to show the New York Theater scene (and the world) that juggling can be graceful, inspiring, and moving.