A stage, some laughs and a couple of nuts.
WSU’s improvisational comedy group, Nuthouse, is performing tonight and Saturday night in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre at 8 p.m. The shows will feature WSU students performing scenes suggested by the audience on the spot.
WSU senior Carrie Jewett, who is double majoring in sociology and Spanish, says that for the members of Nuthouse the group is far more than just an opportunity to perform.
“I love Nuthouse specifically because of the people. Rehearsals are open and everybody is welcome, and we all have gotten to know each other so well that we’re like a family,” she said. “Or at least like your crazy relatives from Minnesota who don’t understand personal boundaries. Nuthouse is what makes WSU feel like home to me.”
Despite the recent dismantlement of the WSU Theatre and Dance Department, Jewett said that Nuthouse has stayed the same and evolved with the changing situation.
“Now we have to pay for our performance space and scheduling shows is a little more difficult, but when we come to Nuthouse rehearsal, it’s about the improv,” she said. “You leave everything else at the door. That hasn’t changed.”
Nuthouse tickets are $3 for everyone. Tickets for all shows can be purchased at the Daggy Hall Box Office beginning at 7 p.m. on the night of each show. According to Jewett, attending Nuthouse is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted by any student.
“Students should come to Nuthouse because it’s probably the most fun you’ll ever have for three dollars, and it’s conveniently located on campus,” She said. “Besides, with flu season coming up, better safe then sorry. Laughter is the best medicine, right?”