You are Invited to a Monty Python (Thanksgiving) Salon
posted November 18, 2020 1:26 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu November 26 at 6:00 PM
For singletons, couples or families however you define 'em, for those easily bored by Thanksgiving ritual, for those looking for a change of pace, for those pining for distant loved ones, for anyone who likes the sound of the Knights of Ni, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 at 6PM, I will be organizing a silly screenplay reading of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
So this is your opportunity to play:
A Quite Extraordinarily Rude Frenchman
Large Man with a Dead Body
First Soldier with a Keen Interest in Birds
Dennis's Mother
The Dead Collector
The Guard Who Doesn't Hiccough, but Tries to Get Things Straight
Zoot and Dingo
Roger the Shrubber (a Shrubber)
The Page Crushed by the Rabbit
The Hiccoughing Guard
Mr. Newt (a blacksmith interested in burning witches)
Sir Gawain (the first to be killed by the rabbit)
Patsy (King Arthur's Trusty Steed) — and several other time-honored roles!
Drinks are on you. The Jitsi Meet address is on me. So please RSVP if you can join us (and we hope you can!), and I will send you a PDF of the screenplay, as well as put you on the list for a meeting link!

Thanks be to Python!

Violet Blue
posted by Violet Blue to Online (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'd be interested, but my family household usually eats right around 6.
posted by kathrynm at 10:11 AM on November 20, 2020


I debated times, actually, and wasn't quite sure how to proceed. We have at least one person and possibly more signing in from the West Coast to add to the time confusion.

Based solely on my own experience in New England growing up we used to eat mid-day. Later in life, Thanksgiving meal times remained early because of football fans in the household. Anyway, do you have a preferred time to suggest or would you be free afterwards to join in?

Basically, I welcome everyone so majority rule! :)
posted by Violet Blue at 6:02 PM on November 20, 2020

I would be free around 7:30 ish. We've always done a regular dinner time Thanksgiving here in our household in NE Ohio.
posted by kathrynm at 12:23 PM on November 21, 2020


Why don't you send me your email, and I'll put you on the list? If we can roll back the time, I'll let you know. If not, you can just join us afterwards.

posted by Violet Blue at 5:51 PM on November 22, 2020

p.s. As it turns out, Americans eat Thanksgiving Dinner whenever.
posted by Violet Blue at 5:54 PM on November 22, 2020

I don't think I can make it, but want to go on record to say this is a wonderful idea and I salute you for organizing it.
posted by tangerine at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2020

And I raise a virtual glass to you — like so: 🍷— for saying such nice things. Thank you. And just so you know if you were to join us, I would not think twice about knocking off one of the guests to give you first dibs on whether you wanted to be Dennis or Dennis's mother!
posted by Violet Blue at 12:43 PM on November 23, 2020

p.s. @kathrynm, not "roll back the time." I meant move the time forward!
posted by Violet Blue at 12:45 PM on November 23, 2020

Violet Blue, will do.
posted by kathrynm at 5:13 PM on November 23, 2020

What time zone?
posted by cyndigo at 12:10 PM on November 24, 2020

The time zone is US/EST — though at least one, and possibly more, folks are joining us from California.
posted by Violet Blue at 3:28 PM on November 24, 2020

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