Company: Dumb Dora Productions, Regina, SK
Venue: 12 - WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium
They’re energetic and imaginative for the most part, but occasionally inspiration waned.
The word "twerk", suggested by an audience member, was a brilliant launch to an hour of improvised theatre presented by Lucy Hill and Judy Wensel. Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur
is about two nurses who work in a psychiatric institution circa 1947. Watching the two prim and proper nurses attempt the quivery dance move in their crisp white uniforms generated the biggest laughs and maintained a funny through-line.
When Dot and Mae aren't working on techniques to get a date with an orderly, they take on the roles of some of the psychiatric patients, as suggested by audience members.
Hill and Wensel make a good team. They're energetic and imaginative for the most part, but occasionally inspiration waned. If the segments had moved from one to the next a little quicker the show might have sustained better.
The sympathetic audience members were willing participants, cheering on cue.
As the show depends on audience input, results may vary.