The ShowBlog: Secret Identity Crisis Week #3 - Show Summaries
Issue #7 - 4/7/11 - The Fires of Broadway
Mandy's character is a lonesome mathematical child, who grows up to become the most competent accountant in the tri-state area. To break her out of her shell, her mysterious uncle Puce (Michael) takes her under his wing. She auditions for a bit part in the theater, and ends up with the lead, opposite handsome Richard (Aaron) (secretly Maestro, a superhero seeking the quiet life). Meanwhile, Mia's character, similarly alone and raised by servants, desperately seeks to buy herself closer to stardom, even with a single snail from Mr. Abernathy (Greg)'s Snail Circus. Thwarted and jealous of Maestro's costar, she begins burning theaters and kidnapping artists and writers until there's only one theater left on Broadway - and THEN she moves in for the kill. But these two girls are more alike than they realize, and can Uncle Puce REALLY see the future? Everyone will have to give the performance of a lifetime -- just to stay alive.
Issue #8 - 4/8/2011 - Something Swedish This Way Comes
Keith (Greg) has a mechanical, withdrawn life working at Ikea until he meets Penny (Melissa), a needy lawyer. All seems quantifiably well with their blossoming relationship until his acrophobic* friend Roger (Paul) builds a prototype windowless apartment with fake sunshine that drives the test family insane--infuriating boss Mr. Walliver (Bryce). Walliver forces Keith to fire his own friend from the Scandinavian Super Store. And adding fuel to the blaze: Penny reveals to him that she can cook chicken with her bare hands using her powers as Phoenix. Roger (as Napoleon) plots revenge on Keith and company, killing Mr. Walliver, and trapping Keith, Phoenix, and sidekick Rachel "The Ornithologist" (Mandy) at Waterloo beneath the sea... will Keith learn to trust his heroine girlfriend before it's too late for everyone? *Acrophobia: fear of heights
Issue #9 - 4/9/2011 - Bears Gone Berserk
Young Henry (Michael) led a peaceful life -- until puberty, when strange forces began to amass in him that he couldn't control. A gentle pat on the back accidentally kills his grandma, and he flees to New York to live with Dad -- who, unbeknownst to Henry, is a crime kingpin known as The Chieftain (Bryce). When the Chieftain ends up in jail, Henry channels his own strength under the tutelage of capricious housekeeper Ms. Horne (Susan), and becomes The Grizzly. He drafts a sidekick, ex-bicycle messenger The Cub (Aaron), and builds an empire of crime-fighting, pursuing Good to offset his father's Evil. He even tries to woo his father's efficient ex-secretary, Albert (Greg). But the Grizzly -- and his father -- both have ancient Berserker blood running through their veins, and though The Chieftain knew when to stop, his son had gone too far. Though The Grizzly foiled his own father's evil plot, he'd already given in to his powers and jumped over the edge . . . where indeed is the line between good and evil?