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RLC Thespians to host Improv Comedy Night Jan. 25

Join the Rend Lake College Thespians for a night of hilarity during the annual Improv Comedy Night.The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in the RLC Theatre.

The free event mirrors the popular television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with games performed by the RLC Thespians, as well as audience members. Tracey Webb, Thespian Troupe sponsor and theatre director, said audience members are invited to join the Thespians on stage for a night of family-friendly fun.

The 2018 RLC Thespians are, FRONT ROW, Kyla Mitchell (Benton); SECOND ROW, FROM LEFT, Schuyler Bailey (McLeansboro), Maggie Sanders (Pinckneyville), Rachel Dahl (Benton), Zion McMillan (Mt. Vernon), Stephanie Layne (Ina), Baylie McKenzie (Woodlawn), and Heather Riley (Bluford); THIRD ROW, Taylor Frank (Valier), Alex Brue (Chanderville), Madison Webb (McLeansboro), Erica Edmison (Mt. Vernon), Robin Johnson (Benton), Kenzi Miles (Sims), and Nick Freeman (Benton); BACK ROW, Robert Smith (McLeansboro), Benjamin Payne (Bonnie), Garrett Jones (Bluford), Matt Loucks (Sesser), Ivan Wysong (Benton), Scott Nelson (Bradley), and Jacob Ward (McLeansboro).
(RLC Public Information)

This year, the Comedy Night will feature several improvisation games, such as “Comedy Cube” for four performers to improvise two separate scenes at the same time, “Stage Directions” where actors are given random physical objects to include in a scene, and the popular “Freeze” where performers can pause the improvisation of a scene or change its direction.

“The audience is encouraged to participate and get up on stage with the students,” said Webb. “It’s the same format as the past shows with a new group of talented students performing. We’re looking forward to seeing the public fill the Theatre for another fun night.”

The Thespian Troupe began in 2002 as a club for students to practice their comedic skills. They work on these skills throughout the semester at meetings, as well as at local events, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. The show next week should last approximately one hour.

For more information, contact Tracey Webb at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1295 or [email protected].