by John Stoehr
On Friday afternoon, I found a members of the Dalian Circus Company, the fabulous troupe of acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists featured in Monkey: Journey to the West, having a smoke behind the Sottile Theatre. One of the tech guys, an American, was with them and he was teaching them the classic game of showmanship and bravura, a game whose name I don't recall from adolescence. Call it Too Slow, Dumbass. Anyway, here's what the amusing cross-cultural exchange looked like. Notice when the Chinese dudes teach the American their version. Fortunately, he wasn't run over by the car or the pedicab.