Need some good laughs this weekend? Get out and come play with some funny, talented improv kids! If you have not seen the Off the Wall or On the Spot improv groups perform yet, you are definitely missing out on life. In a group consisting of incredibly talented actors and actresses, both improv troupes are exciting art forms and give 100 percent to the audience.
In the spirit of the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” improvisational style, the Off the Wall improv group is short form and relies on the suggestions and feedback of the audience through the various fun “games” they play. The people in the audience are the ones creating the show.
On the Spot is long form and consists of a building process where one long skit is created based upon a few ideas.
There are two improv. shows this weekend; Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at the PepsiCo Theatre. Attendees are asked to contribute a $3 donation at the door, and all proceeds benefit a student-driven humanitarian project, the Afghan Children’s Project.
The Afghan Children’s Project is geared not only toward bringing awareness to a war-torn country, but also to reversing the high illiteracy rate in children under the age of 12 in Afghanistan. The $3 donation at the door will be used to buy school supplies to ship to Afghanistan within the next month and a half. In an area where poverty and illiteracy live together, a small donation goes a long way. The Afghan Children’s Project is strictly a humanitarian effort and has no political ties attached to it.
For more information on the Afghan Children’s Project, please contact either Aamina Awan at 07_AAwan@stagweb.fairfield.edu or Mikaela Conley at 06_MConley@stagweb.fairfield.edu.
If you plan on coming to an improv show this weekend, make sure you arrive at the PepsiCo Theatre before 8 p.m. Come one night, or come both Friday and Saturday-you never see the same show twice. Space is limited and you don’t want to miss out on this!