Camden Hills serves tasty ‘Night at the Improv’

Apr 20, 2014
Photo by: Marti Stone The Camden Hills Regional High School’s “Night at the Improv” troupe features, front from left, Kara Robak, Maggie Karas, Jacob Corney and Emily Grotz; behind them, Anna Gambell, Jonah Carter and Bethany Vix; and, in back, Jac Bakley, Joe Simmons, Zack Stern and Lalita MacDonnell.

Rockport — This year’s Camden Hills Regional High School’s spring dinner theater will expect a little more from its audience, while delivering a night of delicious food, loads of laughs and a chance for viewers to participate and win prizes.

Based on the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Camden Hills’ “A Night at the Improv” will feature an improv troupe is made up of 11 actors: seniors Jonah Carter, Jacob Corney, Anna Gambell, Emily Grotz, Joe Simmons and Zack Stern; juniors Jac Bakley and Bethany Vix; sophomore Maggie Karas; and freshmen Lalita MacDonnell and Kara Robak.

This show is an original Camden Hills production, and the improv troupe is hard at work creating characters, scenarios and fun for all ages. The evening’s three-course meal, catered by Susan Boivin and served by a wait staff under the direction of Amy Ferlauto, is festive, starting with a wedge salad topped with tomatoes, bacon and blue cheese dressing. The entrée choices are fried chicken or veggie burger, served with sweet potato fries and ending with a surprise ice cream treat dessert.

The show will be improvisational theater filled with audience participation and suggested scenarios. Audience members will get a chance to cheer on their favorite actor as they compete to win points. Master of Ceremonies Andrew Hirst will oversee the theatrics, grant points for each hilarious endeavor and announce the winning table at the end of the evening.

Directed by Kim Murphy and Saphrona Stetson with technical direction by Tom Heath, “A Night at the Improv!” will run for four shows only: Fridays and Saturdays, May 2, 3, 9 and 10, at 6 p.m. in the CHRHS Black Box Theater. Seating is limited and early reservations are strongly recommended.

Each ticket is $15 and includes the three-course meal, beverages and riotous entertainment; call student producer Lindsay Taylor at 236-7800, ext. 282 to reserve. The Spring Play has had a history of sell-out crowds.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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