Dave goes spelunking in a septic tank, Jennie’s walkin’ on broken glass, and Herschel writes his first ever love song. Three stories about camp on this musical, Jew-sical, all too true-sical episode of Tell It Anyway.
Form: The 3fer: Three people, three stories, one theme and let’s see if they connect.
“Unlocked Door” used by permission of Alex Cook. Thank you Alex!
As for that other music, a very long time ago, I recorded some songs from my camp and badgered my dad’s engineer PZ into editing it. So if that part sounds at all good, it’s because of PZ. And because Sarah and Mandy have such beautiful voices.
Herschel Bleefeld, actor and born storyteller. You’ve seen Herschel on all the commercials. All of them. More about Herschel at IMDB. Herschel is an alumni of George Washington University’s improv comedy group Recess.
Dave McHugh, writer and award-winning director. More about Dave at IMDB
Part One: Dave “Beware the Bootprint of Robert Garrow”
Part Two: Jennie “In a Van Down by the River”
Part Three: Herschel “The Boy in the Gap Hat”
Behind the story:
So about those songs!
I love the first song because it perfectly encapsulates the two sides of a sixteen year old boy’s soul: earnest unfiltered feelings of love for one special person, and the hilarious primal scream of defeat after that declaration love is met with silence.
I love the second song, “Death Van” because it finally got me to breakdown and laugh at something I’d been holding inside for far too long, even if I wish the song had been called “Stupid Fucking Biker” But that’s improv!
And of course I completely adore the long ago voices from my own camp.