Thursday, December 11, 2008
This Friday, Logan's Improv team will be competing against another school at home for the very first time. They will be competing against Hollister's San Benito High School. To prepare for this, both Improv teams met on Saturday for a workshop in order to set the standards for Friday's competition, set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre.
Improv is an after-school activity in which a group of diverse people come together in hopes of entertaining others and making the audience laugh. This year, the captain is Efren Gonsalez, the co-captain is Joseph Rodriguez, and the manager is Jamie Maxfield. There is no script, and everything is made up on the spot. The only times when their performance was not made up on the spot would be when the team would ask for suggestions.
"We are a part of the professional Comedy Sportz High School League again, so we will have a visiting team from San Benito High School," Logan Drama teacher Debbie Hughes wrote in an invitation to the competition. "It's a very entertaining evening of hilarity and creativity. The students have been working very hard to prepare, including lots and lots of workshops and rehearsals. They would very much appreciate your support. It's great fun! Please join us."
As The Courier interviewed team members, the participants seemed to have a variety of feelings. For some, this wasn't their first time performing.
Jamie Maxfield said, "I'm extremely excited since this is our first time against another school. Hopefully, we get our supporters to cheer us on!"
"I'm anticipating the show and I'm pumped," said David Llorrens.
However, this competition would be the first time performances for some team members.
Angela Hernandez said, "I have butterflies in my stomach. It's going to be weird because people are actually going to be watching, but everyone should come out to see and watch."
Jennifer Hillman said, "I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I encourage people to go and watch us!"
The show will start at 7:00 P.M. in the Little Theater on Friday. The tickets are on sale now for three dollars, but if you buy tickets at the door, the cost would be five dollars.