FARMINGTON – As we face another Friday the 13th this week, come make the most of this unfortunate situation with western Maine’s newest improv comedy troupe, Teachers Lounge Mafia, pictured above, from left to right: Natalie Bean, Emily Pottle, Gaving Pickering and in front, from left to right: Kyla Wheeler, Dan Ryder, Jeff Bailey, as they perform 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lincoln Auditorium at UMF’s Roberts Learning Center.
The Teachers Lounge Mafia’s latest performance, Bad Luck features a collection of all-original improv comedy designed to make the granddaddy of all heart-breaker holidays go down a bit easier. And it might also alleviate a day’s worth of anxiety just in time for restful night’s sleep. Audiences can plan to be treated by classic crowd participation games while also see some extended improvisational storytelling built all around just a few suggestions from the audience.
In December, Teachers Lounge Mafia deliver its first performance, Stale Milk & Sour Cookies to solid houses at UMF’s Alumni Theater. Those in attendance can expect more of the same energy and intensity, but with new games and scenes. The humor will be plentiful but audiences should be aware that it is not for all-ages. Audience discretion is advised.
Teachers Lounge Mafia consists of area comic actors, several of whom are former members of other improv groups including The Curtain Raisers and Lawn Chair Pirates, while the rest aren’t. Taking inspiration from the early years of Saturday Night Live, Upright Citizens Brigade, Kids in the Hall, The State, the writings of Nicholas Sparks and H.P Lovecraft, as well as their own twisted comic stylings, the Teachers Lounge Mafia hope to bring something different to the foothills – and still be allowed to live here.
Bad Luck runs for one night only. Admission is free with donations being collected to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s Maine chapter. For more information, contact Teachers Lounge Mafia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 578-0357.