Friday, 12th March 2015, 7.00pm
Queens Park Theatre
The Emporium Cup: The high-school improv comedy carnival
Cross a sports carnival with drama students and you get The Emporium Cup.
Accessing the talent from our four local high schools. Students will fight for glory (and Gero bragging rights) on the 12th of March in what is likely to be a showdown of performance, imagination and wit to win the first Emporium Cup.
In the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” The Emporium Cup and matching school training program will be run by one of Australia’s best improv theatre troupes, The Big Hoo Haa. These ‘Masters of Improv’ (as we’ve decided we’ll call them) will teach MidWest students the secrets of the craft of improv comedy and coach them into making audiences laugh, cry, and wonder how on earth kids these days are so funny when they seem to spend all their time on social media.
Improvised (or 'improv') comedy is quick-witted, live and very much unscripted. Players are given a scene and some instructions and from there anything can (and usually does) happen.
In The Emporium Cup, teams will play out scenes using all their performing skills - acting, singing, playing and everything in between - to fight for the inaugural 'Emporium Cup', awarded at the end of the night by "judges" who "don't" award points completely arbitrarily…
In the fight for The Emporium Cup, anything could happen… and probably will…