Events ~ Can't Stop the Serenity, Lincoln

Can't Stop the Serenity
Lincoln, Rhode Island

On Saturday night I attended Can't Stop the Serenity, a fundraising showing of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog and Serenity. Proceeds benefit "Equality Now."

From the site: "Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses."

The event was hosted by the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club (RISFC), and held at CinemaWorld in Lincoln. The RISFC also accepted food donations for the Rhode Island Food Bank.

The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club (RISFC)
members of the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club

Cinemaworld Lincoln

It was fun to see the 501st New England Garrison again, along with Captain Hammer, "Corporate Tool."

Lord Vader faces off with Capt. Hammer

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog was shadowcast by RKO Army. For those unfamiliar, shadowcasting is when actors on stage play out the action simultaneously with what is onscreen.

Jon S as Dr. Horrible     Travis and Kelly "On the Rise"    "Need anything dampened or made soggy?"

A special shout-out to Travis Smith. He had come to the event dressed as Captain Hammer (above), but is not affiliated with RKO Army, and stepped in unrehearsed when RKOA's Captain Hammer broke his ankle early into the performance. The transition was amazingly smooth under the circumstances, and Travis handled the unexpected spotlight with aplomb. The RKO Army team reacted quickly as well, and continued the performance without a pause. And that's why I love live theater.

Chris as Capt. Hammer
Chris as Captain Hammer (get well soon!)

Travis and Kelly "On the Rise"
Travis as Captain Hammer

I overhead RKO Army asking him to continue to fill in while their regular actor (Chris) recuperates.
Travis with Kelly

Following Dr. Horrible was a midnight showing of Serenity, the film conclusion to the sci fi series Firefly, which was canceled far too early.


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