The Cincinnati comedy group "Plumbers Delight" artistic director Jake Hertnett said he was almost positive that the group performed an entire 90 minute show for empty chairs last Friday night.
"The group has had some challenges" said Hertnett while having coffee during a break at his day job as a Starbucks server. He explained how the group lost their performing space in "The Other Room" which is a performance collective location in the heart of the Gritscrabble district. He added that "It was a great space, it's a shame that they had all that fungus and had to close down."
Hertnett said that he had wondered about the strength of the audience when the group asked for suggestions and heard very few responses, but he thought the crowd was merely "shy." But when the lights came up he said he wasn't too surprised that there wasn't much of a crowd.
The group's new performance space is in the old "Lube and Run" waiting room, now vacant since the maintenance shop moved. He explained "Yeah, we put up some lights and added some chairs and it's pretty cool. That's what it's all about, doing it all yourself. I'll laugh at this when I make it in show business." He then had to leave to restock the scones tray.