Columbus thespians bring on the improv
Summer is almost here and while many clubs are done for the year the Columbus drama club is still entertaining its audience. The club recently performed its annual Improv show, for the third year in a row.
The show combines elements of Improv, including using props to scope out a murder scene, or giving a history lesson with pictures the presenter has never seen before. The show had a simple premise: thirty skits are hanging onstage behind numbers. The audience yells what skits they want to be performed based off the menus they received, the senior hosts pick a number and pull down the number, unaware of the skit they are pulling down.
The show had many memorable skits, including a clueless Sherlock Holmes, a Mexican standoff, a interesting road trip and so many more. Roger Torres, a senior and the vice president of the drama club said “ its so hard to pick one skit that I enjoyed, because I enjoyed them all. Each skit was performed differently, and that’s the best part about it. The reason it was so fun was because it was improv.”
The show had a large turnout and attracted audience members of all ages including senior Christian Asmar who stated how he felt about the show “I came the first night because I had friends in the club, and I had never seen the improv show last year or the year before that. I came back the second night because I enjoyed it so much and was surprised on how it was almost a completely different show, some of the skits remained but were performed completely different than the night before”
Mrs. Mcgrath,the drama club moderator, said this years improv show was special because of all the success they obtained, which made the club have a different feel. “After coming back from states, it was time to enjoy ourselves and do something that we all love. The seniors always loved the improv show and it has become something that we have embedded into our club, the show in the end isn’t for the audience, its for us, the club, we have fun with it and we just hope that the audience enjoys watching it as much as we love performing it.”