Shenanigans show finishes out Homecoming weekend
Dedicated Shenanifans and excited alumni piled into Buzz Oates Theatre at Lee University Saturday night, ready to experience the second night of the Shenanigans homecoming show.
People were turned away and many guests had to sit on the floor due to the overwhelming crowd of the 10 p.m. show.
Shenanigans Improv Team first began in 2007 with a mission to “spread laughter around the world... well, at least the greater Cleveland area.” They produce unscripted family-friendly shows in which the team draws suggestions from the audience for different rounds of improv games.
They do three sets of shows a semester in various places on campus and charge $1 per person for entrance.
“Separately we’re just a random group of awkward people but together we’re a family,” Nick Tomasello, a senior who is in his second semester as a Shenanigans member, said.
The host counts down from four to fun to kick off the night of laughs. The members then perform in groups, taking on different personas and changing the direction of the scene as the moderator prompts.
The grand finale, “Spork River,” includes all cast members.
Junior Emma Ayers said she was impressed by the show.
“Every cast member seems so in their element,” Ayers said. “The fact that such an inventive and exciting improv team is here at Lee is such a great thing for our school.”
In celebration of homecoming, the host chose an alumna from the audience who shared with the team some memories from her time at Lee. They then acted out their own interpretation of her story.
“We do the same show every homecoming,” sophomore Shenanigan Liz Davenport said. It’s really cool sharing the show with people who have a history with Lee.”
Shenanigans performances provide a night of cheap, guilt-free fun on campus. Check them out on social media. The next show of the semester will be in December.