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Douglas high students perform improv show

by Caryn Haller
challer@recordcourier.com

Improvisation. It’s not just for comedy clubs anymore.

More than a dozen Douglas High School students are participating in the drama club’s third annual “Whose Tiger is it Anyway” improv show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Improv is growing all the time,” said Amy Sando, DHS drama teacher. “It’s not memorized lines, they have to be spontaneous. There’s a lot of risk for the players, but that’s what the fun is, too.”

During an improv show, audience members suggest characters or scenarios and the players work off those to create a skit.

“It’s a lot of fun for players and audience members,” Sando said. “For people who don’t think they like theater, this is a whole different type of entertainment.”

Layne Stephens, captain of the improv team, said the students have been busy practicing voice projection, putting a personal touch on characters and on-the-spot acting in preparation for the show.

“It’s a lot like ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, so the audience will be assigning most of the characters,” Layne said. “I’m interested to see how everything is going to come together.”

The Douglas High junior has been doing improv since the fifth grade.

“It allows you to be free with your emotions. It lets you be yourself on stage and have fun,” he said. “Most of it is on-the-spot comedic acting.”

Tickets cost $5 general admission, $3 with the donation of two nonperishable food items. Douglas High School is located at 1670 Highway 88, Minden.

if you go

What: Improv Show

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Drama room at Douglas High School

Cost: $5 general admission, $3 with two food item donations

Info: 782-5136 ext. 1795