Get ready to laugh! Parkway Playhouse’s teen improv comedy troupe, Get the Hook, will return to the Nu Wray Inn on December 11 and 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door and are $5.00 each. The Nu Wray Inn will be serving food and drinks at the performance. For more information call Parkway Playhouse at 828-682-4285 or the Nu Wray Inn at 828-682-2329. You can also visit Parkway Playhouse’s website for more information at www.parkwayplayhouse.com. Both performances will be at the Nu Wray Inn, located at 102 Town Square in Burnsville, North Carolina.
Get The Hook is a Vaudville term for when a look shepherd’s crook was used to yank performers offstage in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Parkway Playhouse’s newly formed teen improv troupe adopted the name because it sounded catchy and fun, as well as being an homage to the roots of live improv comedy.
Parkway Playhouse’s troupe consists features Burnsville area teens Levi Bradford, Anaka Happer, Olivia Morgan, Spencer Moore, Olivia Hughes, Hana Stella, and Paloma Soto. They first performed in last summer during a Parkway Playhouse Junior showcase, and have been gathering momentum and experience ever since. The troupe is under the direction of Parkway Playhouse General Manager, Kristen Livengood, a seasoned performer and teaching artist who happens to have a wealth of experience in improvisational comedy.
At the performance, which is interactive, performers lead the audience through a series of games that lead to sketches and scenes that are made up on the spot by the performers. The results are nothing short of hilarious.