On Fri., Dec. 7, Alpha Psi Omega, a theater fraternity on Creighton’s campus will be presenting “A Night of Improv” at the Lied Education Center for Arts.
Alpha Psi Omega is a theater honors fraternity dedicated to promoting the performing arts here at Creighton.
Matthew DeNoncour, president of APO, talks about what this fraternity is about.
“Our members represent the best of what the university has to offer with a wide range of talents including stage acting, technical theater and broadcast television,” DeNoncour said. “Alpha Psi Omega members are also actively involved in all theatrical productions at Creighton and are dedicated to reaching out to the community by hosting opening night receptions after shows where audience members have a chance to interact with actors, designers and technical crew.”
Since APO is a newly formed fraternity, the idea of improv has always been a topic of interest with these students.
What is improv? Improv (also improvisation) as many actors and actresses may see it, is where actors interact with one other and perform a scene that is not previously rehearsed and is based on random given circumstances. Many may be familiar with improv from the well-known show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” featuring actors Drew Carey and Wayne Brady. This is a perfect example of what APO will be offering for the Creighton community.
Not only can improv be full of comedic scenes, but also scenes that are filled with drama.
Many of these scenes will be a type of on-the-spot performance. Students, faculty and staff can look forward to the talents of: Matt DeNoncour, Josh Doucette, Bill Grennan, John-Paul Gurnett, Kathleen Lawler, Michael McCandless, Tim McCandless, Rebecca Schier, Lexi Venteicher and Lucy Zukaitis. Aside from these talents, “A Night of Improv” will be hosted by Jerry Woiderski and Dawn Zulauf.
Current APO member and performer in the improv production, Arts & Sciences junior Lexi Venteicher is looking forward to this first improv night.
“I am really excited about improv night because it is something new that APO has never done before,” Venteicher said. “I hope they get a good laugh. A lot of the shows that we have done lately have been so serious, it will be a nice change of pace. It really isn’t like a regular theater show because it is so spontaneous.”
“A Night of Improv” will be held on the main stage in the Lied Center for Arts. Tickets for this event are $3 per person and $2 per person for groups of five people or more. Tickets will be on sale on the day of the event at the front door or at special announced ticket sale opportunities.
“They can expect to laugh a lot. If students are looking for a study break on Friday night before exams, then they should come on down,” DeNoncour said.
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