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Topic: Comedy Spirit Slates
Message: Posted by: KC Cameron (Feb 3, 2010 02:44PM)
I have a nice set of spirit slates (using mirrors) . . . and looking for comedic ways to use them on stage.

...thinking of using a "Mirror, mirror on the wall" ---and looking for a great line OR any other ideas . . .

Thanks in advance!
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Feb 5, 2010 04:32PM)
I pasted colored pictures on my spirit slates - one excellent and one with scribble all over lines and a "moustache" on the frog. I show both slates with blank pictures (later to be colored), do the nasty work as I put them together briefly to "see if both slates fit" in a bag. I remove them as they don't quite fit, keep a bag, and give one to the kid volunteer. As I cover both with frame away from audience (and kid unable to see his), I make sure the kid helper has the perfect one and I have the shoddily colored one.

Then I talk about how great an artist I am and how the kid is just starting out and we shouldn't expect much from him/her. We do magic painting with wands or pulling colors from clothes or whatever (I do the clothes and gag about "pink eye") and then I show my slate proudly, turn it around with picture toward me to see my handiwork and see I've failed. Then the kid shows theirs and, miraculously, it is painted well. . .

In other words, Spirit Slates can be used as frames for coloring book pages for a good application of "Magic Coloring"
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Oct 22, 2012 12:41PM)
How about making writing appear on a piece of paper but it being illegible. Then you realise it's been written back to front in mirror writing and use one of the mirrors to reveal what's been written.

Maybe writing backwards would fit into your Redneck themed show idea?
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Oct 26, 2012 08:04AM)
Writing on mirrors makes me think of the Shining.

Redrum anyone?

It also makes me think of rubbish newspaper gag but I guess you don't get The Mirror in the states.
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Oct 26, 2012 08:21AM)
Is there a Snow White/ Wicked Queen; 7 Dwarves; Red apple angle. Maybe you could play the part of Dopey?