TIPTON, IOWA—The Rock Island–based improvisation comedy troupe ComedySportz will perform at a fundraiser to benefit the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA). The show will take place Friday night, April 4. The show is appropriate for all ages and will be held in the Tipton High School auditorium.
This is the second in a series of 2014 fundraising events presented by the HTPA, the nonprofit organization that purchased the theater in February with donor funds. The group is now raising money to renovate and update the theater. The recent Cedar County Stoplight Players production of “The Last 5 Years” was the first fundraiser.
“With this full calendar year of fundraisers, we’re hoping to show the community the kind of entertainment we want to bring to the Hardacre Theater once it’s renovated, including live entertainment from outside the Tipton community,” said Greg Brown, HTPA president. “There will be something for everyone, and ComedySportz is really a show for everyone to enjoy.”
The high-energy, all-ages ComedySportz show features two teams of improv comedy “actletes” competing for points and laughs, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Every show is unique, with new games, players, and audiences supplying all-new suggestions.
According to the ComedySportz website, “the audience of a typical ComedySportz match has everyone, from kids to grandparents and from grade schoolers to college students. Everyone has a good time, and no one gets offended. We are the perfect improv entertainment choice for the entire family or a first date. All ComedySportz matches are Rated E for everyone.”
The comedy show will also feature an opening act, to be determined, for a full evening of entertainment. The ticket price for the show will also be determined soon.