Treena Decker

Treena Decker

Improv group gives first performance

Never ones to back away from a challenge, the newly-formed improv ensemble, Hook, Line and Snicker, laid their souls bare on Saturday

Never ones to back away from a challenge, the newly-formed improv ensemble, Hook, Line and Snicker, laid their souls bare at the mercy of unpredictable audience suggestion and interaction in the successful Theatresports Improv performance on Saturday night at the Tom Rooney Playhouse.

Led by Lucas Anders, the skits had two teams comprised of familiar theatre aficionados duking it out in adventures that would take them from robbery via baseball bat to familial tension over unannounced, secret children to a terrific narrative, storybook skit involving a sailor who, having lost his legs, must find the “big blue” through love, combing mermaids’ hair and being dragged around by his mates.

The audience scored each team, with a couple performers finding themselves in trouble during skits and earning themselves the “hat of shame” by being too inappropriate or crossing that hazy line of acceptable material in improv.

The Harbour Theatre-founded group practices weekly at the Tom Rooney and interested participants who would like to lend their improvisational talents can contact Anders at lucasanders@hotmail.com.