The Improv Comedy Mud Bowl will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Bjorn Auditorium on the Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington.

The performance will begin with an hour of showcase performances followed by the Mud Bowl, a series of competitive comedy games where the audience chooses the comedy champions of western Maine.

Members of Providence Improv Guild and improv team Boom Scones have lent their comedic talents to support high school improvisation in western Maine for nearly 10 years. New England comedy veterans, PIG not only entertain the crowd with their customized comedy, they spend the day coaching high school comedy teams in character development, scene work, and the art of making things up as you go.

Taking the stage alongside members of PIG will be Farmington’s Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers, Mountain Valley’s Room for Improv-Ment, Falmouth High School’s comedy crew, Nothing, and the University of Maine’s Improv In Sanity, featuring former Curtain Raiser, Casey Rogers.

Also appearing will be western Maine’s Teachers Lounge Mafia, who are both old and perform regularly throughout the state and beyond, most recently as part of New Hampshire’s Great Northern Improv Festival. Again, they are old. Okay, just Dan and Jeff are old.

A suggested donation of $5 per person will be collected at the door to support workshops and training for the high school teams.

For more information, contact Curtain Raisers Artistic Director Dan Ryder, at [email protected] or 778-3561.

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