ME AND MY SHADOW
A VENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
THAT WORKS WITH DUMMIES!
|WE HAVE SHOWS FOR ALL OCCASSIONS!
If we don't, we'll make one just for your event!
with Frankenfred &
Baron von Frankenfred
|Songs by Hairy
| Corporate Events
and Motivational Speaking
Thanks for sharing your time and wonderful talent with us. Your performance was
Members of the Activity Board
residents of Casa del Sol East
|Thank you for performing at the 2015 Maricopa
County Fair. We appreciate all of your time and
hard work. You helped make our fair a success!
We hope you had fun, and we look forward to
seeing you again next year.
|The February General Meeting
featured a ventriloquist from our local
area by the name of Wilma. In her act,
she goes under the title, Me And My
Shadow". After our monthly meeting,
she spent a little over an hour with
discussions with Pinelope and even
brought up some of our local residents
to join in the fun. I am sure that her
style of humor and manner of
presentation was enjoyed by all.
Wilma, many thanks for all of your hard
work and a great
|On stage, when Pinelope begins her job action, Swartz
improvises by calling for volunteers from the audience.
The human stand-ins are instructed to open their
mouths whenever she squeezes the rear of their necks.
Now, as Me And My Shadow, Wilma performs both with
Pinelope and a clutch of hand puppets, mostly at
nursing homes, elementary schools, and her church.
Always she is Pinelope's fall guy, the butt of a young
tyrant's taunts. "I have to be the one who looks like the
dummy.", she explains. "She gets all the attention and
sometimes, when we're finished performing, kids will
come up and say, "You deserved it." Then I know I'm
doing my job right. I've created a real illusion. But on
ocassion the illusion is too real, as children vent their
troubles to Pinelope, "At geriatric homes", Swartz
marvels, "residents who regularly forget their doctors'
names call out to Pinelope on return visits. With this
power," Swartz says, "comes a sense of
responsibility." Because children so closely identify
with Pinelope, at a school performance she takes care
to strap her companion in her car before driving away.
(Though since she doesn't own a car seat, she was
stopped by a sharp-eyed patrolman on one ocassion)