Improv Performance Raises Funds for Emery High Drama Department

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By Julie Johansen

The longest running improv group in Utah, “Laughing Stock,” performed at the Emery High auditorium on Wednesday evening. The presentation aimed to raise funds for the Emery High drama department.

Four members from Salt Lake City conducted workshops in the classroom during the day and chose two high school students, Ethan and Summer, to assist them during the evening performance.

Eric Jensen, troupe chairman, introduced the program and involved the audience in scenes that involved using various accents, opening lines, a specified number of words for the dialogue and other improv scenes. Dory Peacock, vice president of the group, was instrumental in bring the troupe to Emery High.

The funds raised will help with the costumes for “XANADU,” which the drama department will be presenting in March. A special celebration is being planned as it will be director Neal Peacock’s 200th production.

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