Monday, May 25, 2009

A preview of what's to come...

Contains seriously funny adult language.

If you’ve seen Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore perform with Tantrum, you know exactly why we’re bringing him back.

In our last show, he talked about bat'leths…smuggling liquor in cargo pants…and what really goes on at sci-fi conventions. Now—after a couple of intense months of attending Star Trek previews and comic-cons—he’s back with all new stories.

To get Kevin started, you’ll shout out topics you want to hear about. He can respond with anything he wants to—as long as it’s true. Then Tantrum takes over, twisting and turning his tales into a series of scenes.

Friday, June 12, at 8pm
Westport Coffeehouse Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania
$10 all seats (cash at the door)

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Tantrum gets our geek on.

Friday, June 12, at 8pm
Westport Coffeehouse Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania
$10 all seats (cash at the door)

The new Star Trek movie is a being the opportunists we are, we’ve invited Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore back to spin the stories as guest monologist. He’s spent the last couple of months hosting Star Trek events and attending conventions…so you know he’s got some good ones.

You know how it works: On Second Fridays, there are no rules, no scripts and no holds barred. You can give any suggestion. Kevin can tell any story that comes to mind. And Tantrum can boldly go where no improviser has gone before. (So, you know, the show might just contain adult material.)

Kevin's literary career began in 2001 with the publication of Interphase, a Star Trek novel written with his friend and writing partner Dayton Ward. The duo has written numerous novels and short stories based on television shows since, including their latest, Wet Work, based on “The 4400,” published in November 2008. As a freelance writer, Kevin has contributed to publications including Star Trek Communicator, Amazing Stories and Hallmark magazines. He's an award-winning newspaper reporter and since 2005, has worked for Hallmark Cards. His first book for Hallmark, SuperDad (And His Daring Dadventures), is available for Father's Day at your local Hallmark retailer.

Check back for videos of his first WCH show with us. And call 816-678-8886 for reservations—this one will sell out.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

7 Questions for Cindy Weiner: Tantrum wants to know...

NOTE: We want to get to know our guest monologists even better before the show. So we're introducing a brand new feature—7 Questions. Each member of Tantrum gets to ask a question—the same one every time—to our special guests, who can answer them in as much or as little detail as they'd like.

Rob wants to know: What's your first memory?
They took out my tonsils when was 3. Then they expected a three-year-old not to scratch at the wound. Right. That spurred my first real memory of receiving a blood transfusion, with the donor in the bed right next to mine. Kind of a bad horror movie vibe.

Nikki wants to know: What's the best thing you got away with as a kid?
Sneaking out for a midnight swim at Wendy Danner’s pool. There were six of us that used to do it all the time around 10, 11 years old. We are all still good friends today.

Josh wants to know: What was/is the most unusual job you've held?
Stringing tennis rackets and chopping down ski poles. Not an interesting job, but certainly the most unusual.

Trish wants to know: What weird thing scares the hell out of you?
Ferris Wheels. Didn’t used to be that way. If you’ve got to have an irrational, adult fear, it beats flying.

Megan wants to know: What makes you laugh out loud?
My dog, Frankie. We don’t have enough space on the web to get into how fun and funny my dog is.

Pete wants to know: What was the first album (45/8-track/cassette/cd/whatever) you purchased with your own money?
Yellow Submarine. Even then, I knew you couldn’t go wrong with The Beatles.

Michael wants to know: What is the best decision you've ever made?
Moving to Kansas City, and I don’t mean that in the suck up way it sounds. So many good things, good friendships, good everything, has hit me since I moved to this town. Smart move.

Find out more about Cindy this Friday at our next show...
Second Fridays at the Westport Coffeehouse
4010 Pennsylvania • 816-678-8886 for reservations
Friday, May 8 • 8pm • Tickets: $10
May contain adult material.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cindy Weiner is one of those guests we just had to bring back for a second round. After a hilarious show with us at the KC library, she's back this coming Friday—live, unscripted and uncensored.

If you missed seeing Cindy last time—or haven't had a good dose of Tantrum recently—you can still make reservations for the next show. Call us or sign up for our event on Facebook. We'll see you there!