Marlene is here for her first post of the 2016 season to give you a (hopefully) thrilling recap of our Particularly Obstinate Obstacle-A-Thon!
On Sunday, July 24th, the Peripatetic Players and some of their most ardent supports made their way to the grassy knolls of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. Thumper found a lovely spot under some trees, and the rest of the gang began to help her set-up.
Here is our final list of obstacles:
- High Five
- Power Flower Crown
- Rope Swing
- Over the Log and Through the Bog
- Verbal Essay
- Meek Sneak
- Madame D’s Interpretive Dance
- Smiler’s Fish Toss
- 3-Legged Droid Race
- Fruit Neck Pass
- 70 Seconds of Heaventy
- Fly a TIE Fighter
- 60-second Birdhouse
- Costume Grand Prix
- Slow-Mo Tour de Scroll
- Flaming Ring of Peaches
- Picture O’ Picture (booth) Finish!
Following a flurry of last-minute slaloms for the TIEFighter Race, we were on our marks, and ready to go!
Our first batch of participants included Guy Hank, Percival Perkins, Tina Ballerina, and Julie D..
Here we see our contestants at Obstacle #2: (Flower) Power Crown. Terms of Success for this obstacle were to successfully create and wear your own unique (flower) power crown (obstacle designed by Princess Gwen).
Guy Hank is pictured here creating a 60-Second Birdhouse, complete with perch and feeding trough.
Guy Hank and Tina Ballerina are successfully avoiding the asteroids in the TIEFighter Race.
Percival Perkins has over taken the lead in the Slow-Mo Costume Race!
But was quickly over taken as Guy Hank jumped through the Flaming Ring of Peaches!
AND THAT WAS ONLY THE FIRST HEAT!
Our second heat saw Thumper finally running the course, Meekins, Princess Gwen, and Kristen M.
Look at the concentration while our participants attempt to make a 60 Second Birdhouse!
We even had some amazing audience participation this heat:
Our personal favorite obstacle, Skarkline, is pictured here in all it’s glory:
And then, finally, the finale for heat two!
Hooray Obstaclers!! Yay Spectators!! Ooohhs and Aaahs for Pledgers!! The First Ever Particularly Obstinate Obstacle Course was a ton of fun. Thanks to all who came out to play or cheer, and to everyone who has pledged and/or donated to help make SHAKESPEARE OR SPACE WARS travel the Bay!
We cannot thank you enough!