By overwhelming request, The Recovery Party returns by popular demand!. Watch as the Department of Redundancy Department holds a mirror up to society, revisits the past and
downright steals from others as they satirically scrutinize the pure joy that is unrelenting human interaction.
They'll also sing about Black East African Mud Turtles.
SHOWTIMES: June 2010
Jeffrey Cloninger and Greta Grosch informing the audience that cell phones are not permitted allowed or permitted at any time during the performance.
Jim Robinson, Greta Grosch and a little What's New, Pussycat? to do it right the first time the fifth time around.
Jeffrey Cloninger, Joshua Will and Jim Robinson caught in an awkward moment.
Audience Feedback: "The Hawaiian [War Chant] makes me all warm and fuzzy."
Jim Robinson and Greta Grosch as Geoffrey and Aethylswith ("...it means Noble Strength ").
Audience Feedback: "I thought the Renaissance Faire sketch KILLED. I hate that shit."
"I thought the renaissance festival was fucking hilarious."
"You could smell the desperation (see the show and you will understand that is actually a compliment)!"
Jen Maren and Greta Grosch sing an audience favorite
Audience Feedback: "
"Exceptionally exceptional!!!! We loved it. Chinchilla is my favorite song... EVER!"
"I laughed my ass off so hard I cried. I loved the high energy and fearless performances of the entire cast. And the music - I loved the music."
"Great show! I ... thought the musical numbers were especially strong (chinchilla, chinchilla) ...very, very funny!"
"Saw the show last night. It was great... I woke up humming the chinchilla song this morning."
Joshua Will on Harmonies and Greta Grosch on Guitar
You will not be seeing this in the show.
Jim Robinson on Vocals and Joshua Will on Guitar.
You will be seeing this in the show. Sorry.
Shanan Wexler and a reading from First Corinthians...
"I'm sorry, what? Oh, sure. Of course. Read. Youire the boss ... or priest ... or whatever."
Greta Grosch, Jeffrey Cloninger and Jim Robinson showing some serious acting faces (that, or Jim blew the punchline).
Greta Grosch, Jim Robinson, Shanan Wexler and Jeffrey Cloninger sing about animals other than Alligators and Zebras.
Nick Knudson, Recovery Party Alumni (and all-around good guy), talks up the show from up there.
Workshopped and Starring: Jeffrey Cloninger, Dennis Curley, Greta Grosch, Jen Maren, Jim Robinson, Shanan Wexler & Joshua Will
Music by Dennis Curley (with Greta Grosch)
Written and Directed by Joshua Will
"Redundancy" was smart - Jeffrey was funny and fun to watch!"
"Fantastic show, highly recommend to all! Hilarious!! Thanks for the wonderful night! Keeps the shows coming, Jeffrey is amazing!"
For Warm Beer Cold Women
at the Guthrie:
"Curley Rasps out ... with malevolent glee."
Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press
ForChurch Basement Ladies 2
at the Plymouth Playhouse:
"Church Basement Ladies 2" [has] lovely songs by Dennis Curley ... "Vivian's Bad Trip," written by Curley, [is a] brilliant 11 o'clock number ... an operatic masterpiece of theatrical camp and coloratura singing."
Royce, Star Tribune
For information / contact info, visit Table Salt Productions.
"Grosch is a fabulous physical comic." Royce, Star Tribune
"Grosch is capable of producing comic sketches that are screamingly funny." Sparber, City Pages
"Greta Grosch is a hilarious six-foot-tall creature with the comic timing of Ruth Buzzie and a stunning strong voice." Reece, WCAL 91.9fm
"Greta Grosch is commandingly funny." Simons, Twin Cities Reader
"In my opinion, the inclusion of Greta alone, in any show, is reason enough to go." Matthew A. Everett
For information / contact info, visit gretagrosch.com
Jen and the TRP (which is redundant):
"So much fun, I can't quit going on about it ... Jen Maren was amazing."
"There is a man named Jim Robinson. He is one of my favorite human beings. He is tall, handsome, intelligent, hilarious ... beautiful, talented, and empathetically bewildered." (Scrimshaw, minnesotaplaylist.com)
While in cyberspace, visit Table Salt Productions.
"Versatile [and] vivacious." Ervin, CityPages
"Shanan Wexler is just plain hilarious." - Online review
"With TC funny-faves like Shanan Wexler...it's a can't-miss night out." www.tumblr.com
"Joshua Will ... is one of those rare actors who really gets
physical comedy." Preus, www.howwastheshow.com
"Will carries off [his] part of the satirical backbone with elan." Sander, Drama-Logue
"Will's dead-eyed man adrift proves a nice fit for the material, whether he's playing hapless foil or point man." Hubbard, Twin Cities Sidewalk
"Knows when to temper the frantic pace with moments of seriousness ... provides food for thought even as [he] delivers high entertainment." Troyer & Petrie, Skyway News
For information / contact, visit Joshuawill.com
Returns to the BLB June 2010.
Official entry - Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. Scotland UK
"Clever, funny and perfectly judged in both writing and performance ... Anyone hoping for good natured, high energy, all-singing, all-dancing, Americanocentric humour will probably be quite pleased."
The Scotsman, 1999
"Very Funny." CityPages
"I have to admit I laughed my ass off so hard I cried. I loved the high energy and fearless performances of the entire cast. And the music - I loved the music."
2005 Promotional video -- clips from "Big Smile Campaign Team" (2003) and "Song and Sketch for Happy Laugh Time" (2004).