Part 6 - Finale
by Kyle Allatt
W00t! The tour is done, now I can go home. And/or boo-urns, the tour is done, now I have to go home. There is always a bittersweet feeling to the end of a show’s run, even more so when you’re on tour. I’m tired, but I’m elated. I’m proud, yet I’m bummed.
By all accounts the show was a success. We had tons of people come out to see it, sold out a few shows, got some great reviews and made it onto at least 3 media’s top picks lists. Final show was sold out, had a killer house and I got all emotional and partially weepy saying my thanks to everyone at the end.
I have never written, directed and starred in a show by myself
This whole process has been a bit of trial by fire. I have never written, directed and starred in a show by myself, never did a one man show before, never even used Powerpoint let alone did a presentation before. It should also be noted that I didn’t even know anything about Canadian History until I started this project and now I’ve become somewhat of a semi-expert on the subject.
What does all this mean? It means that stupid new-agey bull$#!% about “You Can Do Anything If You Put Your Mind To It” has some validity to it. Provided that anything doesn’t include say... time travel or, I dunno... a good Adam Sandler film. No, that shit’s just impossible.
But hey, writing and performing a show that gets rave reviews in the Montreal and Toronto Fringes? Doable. Scientifically proven, that one is. I’m totally going to write a paper on that. Get me a Nobel. And then? That’s right, Nobel groupies. Scientists get all kinds of Tang. Astronauts, doubly so.
So what’s the next step? Not sure just yet. There’s been talk from me and Danielle about modifying the show to play for High Schools and do another tour with that one. I’m going to look into other festivals that would be appropriate to bring this show to. And then of course there’s the next No Bull$#!% show. The topics are endless. The No Bull$#!% History of America, The No Bull$#!% Guide to Conspiracy Theories, The No Bull$#!% Do-It-Yourself Home Plumbing Installation Musical Revue, the possibilities are endless. I’ve even had a guy from Minnesota who wants to write “The No Bull$#!% History Minnesota”. Zango! We can turn that shit into a franchise, sell some hats. Plus there will be the No Bull$#!% Shampoo, No Bull$#!% Trading Cards and even No Bull$#!% Bovine Manure (the marketing department is still working on this last one.)
But for now, eff all that ess. For now I’m just taking a damn break. Thanks once again to all who made this project a reality and showed that dreams *sniff, whimper* do come true *single tear*.
The House of Style