Friday, March 2, 2012

Second Page, Simply Fun

By Amalia Santos
Cardinal Staff

Second Page is widely known as the improvisation show that occurs once every semester. Few people know that it was originally created as an improv comedy club that welcomes any students at Saint Mary’s University who are interested in improv.

The club is planning this semester’s Second Page show, which will be held in Figiulo Hall on Friday, March 23, at 7 and 10 p.m., performed by members Maggie Allexsaht, Annie Ivansek, Jake Rivet, Meg Beerling, Mary Doctor, Alex Green, Molly Nocera and Annie Garrigan.

Seniors Maggie Allexsaht and Annie Ivansek (known to fellow club members as “the Queen” and “the Prime Minister”) are this year’s Second Page co-presidents and have been members of the club since the beginning of their freshman year at SMU.

As the club’s leaders, Allexsaht and Ivansek are responsible for holding auditions and casting the Second Page show that is put on once a semester. The casted members proceed to meet every week and discuss skits and themes for the upcoming show.

During the show, audience members are invited to choose what games will be played and give skit ideas to the Second Page performers. Allexsaht said that they encourage students to arrive early to get a seat because the show has become very popular campus event.

Allexsaht said that they use most of the topics that are suggested during the show, but sometimes she and Ivansek need to interject. She said, “Comedy is usually offensive, so people kind of expect that.”

Any student interested in Second Page or improv comedy is welcome to join the club during their weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

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