In the movie, when the band gets back together, there is always that scene of them returning to the old stomping grounds. They flip on the breakers to the dusty theater or rehearsal space and memories of previous success come flooding back. That’s not exactly what I expect will happen tonight when The Cellar Dwellers, the comedy troupe I’ve belonged to since ’97, return to CCBC’s auditorium for the first time in five years.
We’re reviving our four-man Christmas show Deconstructing Santa, which first debuted at that very auditorium in 2003. The show itself has brought back plenty of good memories–driving from Greensburg to Grove City to write, walking the streets of Beaver Falls passing out flyers, selling one of our first shows–and returning to this re-purposed, awkward, nursing auditorium to do a sketch show will surely bring back even more. Continue reading