Company: The Business Company, Regina, SK
Venue: 12 - WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium
A couple in real-life, Hill and Maslany have definite chemistry and are fun to watch.
I'll say this for Regina improvisers Lucy Hill and Daniel Maslany, they've got game.
On opening night they faced what I imagine is every Fringe performer's second-worst nightmare: an audience of two friends, two volunteer ushers and two dreaded reviewers.
Still they bounded on stage with enough energy to satisfy a full house, and kept up the pace for a full hour of improv.
They kickstarted Thursday's show by asking for two words from the audience - a "juicy" word (mellifluous) and a word that sends shivers down your spine (bone).
From there the duo launched a sequence of a dozen short scenes with varying degrees of comedy success. A couple in real-life, Hill and Maslany have definite chemistry and are fun to watch whether playing a caveman and cavewoman, a man and his wife reincarnated as a cat, or a yoga instructor in a karmic duel with her student.
And they've done enough improv to know when to pull the plug on a scene that's not coming together.
I'd like to know how they do with a real paying audience. Someone take the shuttle to the WAG and let me know.