LEWISTON – Mainely Improv, a Maine-based improvisational comedy troupe, will return to Marco’s Restaurant Saturday, April 25. The troupe is offering what it calls an “economic stimulus” discount.

“This will be our third improv comedy dinner theater at Marco’s,” said Dan Marois, who with his wife, Denise, owns and operates Mainely Improv and Mystery for Hire. “As a special economic stimulus discount, we are reducing our regular price from $36.95 to $29.95 for this show only.”

Much in the style of TV’s “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?,” Mainely Improv performs comic skits based entirely on suggestions from the audience. “When the show starts, we have no idea what we will do during the course of the evening,” said Marois. “Our challenge is to take situations and characters suggested by the audience and put them in outrageous situations. It is great fun since the audience sets the direction for the evening.”

The troupe begins the evening with a 45-minute performance followed by a break for the audience to dine from three entrees offered as a buffet. After the meal, the troupe comes back for another 45 minutes.

While the cast of Mainely Improv varies, a core group of actors includes Chuck Waterman of Gorham, Julie Poulin of Monmouth, Brian Files of Gardiner and Katie Marois of Poland Spring.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 783-0336.


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