Posted on January 10, 2016
Improv Everywhere claims on its website, “We cause scenes.”
|You don't see this every day!|
Today's scene should be entertaining, but it sounds like it could cause health and safety issues as well! Today has been declared No Pants Subway Ride Day in New York City and other cities around the world.
Passengers board subway cars at different stops, pretending not to know or notice each other, all wearing all the normal gear necessary for winter weather: coats, hats scarves, gloves, boots...but NO PANTS!
Some passengers get on the subway – the first leg of their journey, at least – with their pants on but remove their pants while riding the subway.
Some passengers pretend that they forgot their pants but can't be bothered to feel embarrassed about it.
And this isn't just a thing with five quirky actors. Apparently, by now there are tens of thousands of participants in over 60 cities, in over 25 countries!
|Some people seem to be pretending not|
to notice the no-pants riders.
Others are laughing or even covering their eyes!
Is it silly? Is it chilly? You decide!
If you check out the Improv Everything website, you can see how a tradition like No Pants Subway Ride gets its start and grows, slowly at first but eventually more and more quickly...
By the way, I think it's neat that this year's No Pants Subway Ride happens to be on the anniversary of the first subway ride! (See "Also on this date" below.)
Today might be a great day to try out some improv exercises and games, or even to find an improv class. Here and here are some ideas.
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