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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Ready to laugh? River Rats to improv the night away

  • Ready to laugh?
    River Rats to improv the night away
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  • The Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts plan to give a show of laughs during their Improv Comedy Night, which will be held on November 22, at Turner Hall. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
    Not only will the audience be able to enjoy the performance but they will have the opportunity to assist and make suggestions to the actors. Steve and Tracy Jones will be directing the River Rat Troupe once again.
    According to a release the show will include some improvisational games and some self-contained scenes created on the spot similar to what might be expected on the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”.  
    “Since the entire show is improvised you’ll never see the same show again. A night of hilarity and fun, and who knows, you might get the improv bug yourself. Most people don’t realize how hard it is because people that are good at it make it look so easy. One important thing to remember is nothing is planned. After suggestions are taken from the audience there is no talking off stage, no planning of characters, or who is going to say what. Each scene will be taken line by line with the actors reacting immediately to what was just said or done,” Jones said.
    The Jones’ are 20 plus year veterans of the stage, and have been involved with improv teaching and performance for the greater part of their 18 year marriage. They are familiar faces to area theatergoers through their involvement with the Fayette Area Community Theatre including performing in “Doubt” and “The Diary of Anne Frank”.
    The Jones' said the River Rats have some good skills when it comes to improv.
    “The group is very enthusiastic, and have learned their improve skills well,” Jones said. “We have a wonderful and diverse group who has been willing to jump in with both feet, and bring tons of energy to the project,.”
    Admission to the event is $5. It is recommended individuals come prepared to laugh. For more information, call 660-882-2390 or email riverratart@gmail.com for more details.

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