September 18, 2006
Would you crawl around under a bridge at Mary's Lake looking for a Golden Animal? Or dodge cars to have a dance party in the middle of Massachusetts Street? Matt Armstrong, Kitty Mitchell and Andy Morton are the creators of The Lawrence Hunt, an all day scramble that is part conundrum, part endurance feat and more fun than a meat bikini. The Hunt requires contestants - often more than 50 in number - to shed their inhibitions, and occasionally their clothing, in the quest to win prizes supplied by Lawrence businesses. Drawing heavily on local history, geography and culture for game clues, The Hunt directs contestants to Lawrence's nooks and crannies, pocket parks and obscure monuments, dive bars and strip clubs - all in the quest for loot and lopsided glory. On Sept. 23, The Hunt presents its seventh game: a 12-hour marathon entitled Mirth Burglars. Armstrong, Mitchell and Morton slink into our veal-draped podcast studio to explain the methods behind their street-level madness.