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Student improv group brings laughs

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer
October 2, 2013

'Doah photo by Caroline Madden Members of the Loaf gather together at the Alamo Drafthouse following their performance on Sept. 29.

‘Doah photo by Caroline Madden
Members of the Loaf gather together at the Alamo Drafthouse following their performance on Sept. 29.

On Sept. 29, Shenandoah’s resident improv and sketch comedy troupe had their second annual Alamo Drafthouse theater improv show. The Loaf played several hilarious improv games including Late for Work, New Choice and Funeral Service. They also showed several of their sketch videos, cleverly called “crumbs,” including the premiere of a new one entitled “Man Laws.”

The Loaf is pleased to have had the chance to perform at the Alamo again. The Alamo gives The Loaf a chance to expand their audience and perform off-campus. Member Nate Huntley loves the “atmosphere of this venue.” Loaf President Ali Foley says that performing at the Alamo solidifies their status as a “real improv troupe” not just an on-campus one.

By performing many times a year, both on campus and off, The Loaf has the chance to play many different improv games. It may seem impossible to choose just a few for an hour and a half show. So, how do they choose?

“We pick games that we like to play, games that we are comfortable with,” Loaf Vice President Michael Pellegrino says. Allison Petrillo, Loaf member,  says that “We are working on a Cookbook that will be filled with improv games” to keep their shows fresh. This will give the Loaf a definitive place to hold all their games, making it easier to pick and choose for each show.

If you want to be a part of The Loaf, they are having auditions starting Friday, Oct. 4.  The Loaf always puts on a fun, laughter-filled show with many unexpected moments, and their second show at the Alamo was no different. The Loaf is sure to put on more fantastically funny shows throughout this year.

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