Hello, and welcome to the brand spankin' new Rubber Chicken Theater website. I can't thank Minden Hultstrom enough for taking on the immense challenge of bringing our site up to date and making it look spiffy. But like everything else she has done for Rubber Chicken, she has exceeded expectations and brought a new level of spiffiness to what we're doing. So thank you, Minden!
As the Beatles said, "it was twenty years ago today" (or thereabouts) that I got together with my good friends Donn L. Hanson, Jennifer Otos, Holly Vontin, Tom Martinson and Max Moen, and created Renegade Comedy Theatre. Our very first show was a holiday sketch comedy revue entitled "The Christmas Enquirer, or, I Saw Mommy Kissing Elvis' Alien Love Child". We had a blast making that show, having some fun with those '91 Duluth mayoral elections that saw the young, upstart Gary Doty defeat the incumbent, felony-laden John Fedo. Mayor-Elect Doty even came to the show and played onstage with us. I didn't know back in December of 1991 that Renegade wouldn't last, but, hey, a 16+ year run is pretty good and I wouldn't have changed anything about that journey. (OK, maybe a couple of things....)
We got Rubber Chicken Theater up and running in 2008 and what do you know, I'm still writing, directing and performing these silly sketch comedy revues. It seems like every December, I am getting together with talented, creative friends and figuring out parody-worthy targets, and I wouldn't have it any other way. This time around, it's Minden, Greg J. Anderson, Cheri Tesarek, Taylor Martin-Romme, Mike Anderson, and Linda Bray, and like that very first Renegade revue, it has been a blast.
I hope you'll stop in and see our latest show (Who, What, Where, etc., is on the Home Page), and also our upcoming 2012 productions all around the Twin Ports. Rubber Chicken may not have a permanent home, but Rubber Chicken is permanently HERE, creating local, live theater, just like I've been doing for nearly 25 years now.