The cast of Play #4, Ruzzle-Me-Tuzzle on the Road to Heaven! by Scot Augustson, comes back from a break shortly after I get to the rehearsal room and jump directly into the goofy characterization with intent seriousness.
"That shit, that's funny," director Amy Poisson tells them.
There is a broad, fairy tale world that meets a harsh modern world, calling for as much absurdity as possible. Getting that funny shit to takes a lot of detail work. Amy spends a lot off time working a bit where Jalyn Green and Emily Gorgan check out each other's...parts...and the cast tries to find a place to work in a Seahawks joke...win or lose.
Designer Brian Stricklan walks in with a giant chicken leg that may or may not be made from an ordinary paper bag and the cast squeals. He's planning to make it shinier--if he has time--but Amy assures him that if that is the worst case scenario, she's happy.
This should be a fun end to Act I.