Improv group performs Saturday, March 23 at Oak Park church
Updated: April 1, 2013 10:28AM
OAK PARK — The improv ensemble Mooky Soup begins weekly performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid Ave., in Oak Park.
Tickets are $15. For more information and reservations, call (312) 640-3112.
Mooky Soup includes several graduates of the Second City and other Chicago improv training programs. There are three original Mooky players — Deborah Shaddon, Gregory Winston and Michael Lomenick — plus four newcomers — Laura Noigebauer, Marcus Haugen, Mark Conway and Johnny Schueneman.
The original cast of Mooky Soup performed at the Improv Institute from 1991 through 1993. Michael Lomenick, director of fine arts at the church, the new group’s home, saw an opportunity to get the gang back together. If improv in a church seems unusual to you, you’re right. Lots of improv and comedy clubs are housed in bars. Improv is largely driven by audience suggestions and when the audience is fueled by beer and liquor, you get some off-color humor.
This new Mooky Soup serves sodas, water and coffee and doesn’t go for the cheap laughs. They are more family-friendly. This also makes a safe place for community members who are battling addictions to go out for a night of entertainment.
The show has no set closing date. The March 30 and April 27 performances are sold out.
For more information, visit the website, MookySoup.com; facebook page, MookySoup, or call (312) 640-3112.