Sunday, February 8, 2015

Riverfront Children's Theatre presents the first ever Kids' Valentine's Day Comedy Improv Revue at Fitchburg Library, Saturday, February 14 at 1 pm followed by a reception. “Our senior group, which comprises kids age 10 and up has created an afternoon of comedic sketches, songs, pantomimes and will present scenes from Oscar Wilde's “The Importance of Being Ernest,” explains director Sally Cragin. Students include Neve Pires, Maddy Siciliano of Leominster, Dylan Dandy, Abby Lefferts, Elizabeth Worthley, Christopher T. Cragin Warner of Fitchburg and Rose Beardmore and Jordyn Farwell of Lunenburg, with assistance from student helper Alicia Giannetti of Fitchburg and stage managed by Maggie Clark of Fitchburg.

“Our improvs are drawn from Second City curriculum, and the work of Improvisation guru Viola Spolin,” says Cragin. “This show is appropriate for all ages and the student actors have created an enticing blend of silly and sophisticated. If you like Monty Python and wordplay, or silent movies, you'll find something to like. The show will conclude with an opportunity for audience participation.” Admission is free, but donations are welcome for those who wish to honor founding member Janet Cragin, a scholarship in her name has been created at the Community Foundation. Checks may be mailed to 649 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

caption: Dylan Dandy of Fitchburg and Neve Pires of Leominster as Jack Worthing and Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST. Dylan wears a vintage top hat that once belonged to the Crocker family.