“Give me a location where…” Audience members filled in the blank with …
“Bruce Wayne’s bathroom!”
And Marquette’s student improv group, The Studio 013 Refugees were off for a rollicking hour of mind games.
A crowd of almost one hundred people erupted with suggestions for the Fugees, as they are known on campus, to perform in their alumni show “Goodbye, Humphrey Hall.” For the final show in their usual performance space, the improv comedy group invited back members from its 18-year history.
Humphrey Hall is transitioning from an apartment complex to a residence hall next semester and the Fugees will no longer be able to perform in the space. The all-star show featured the comedic talents of 26 current and former performers, including alumni from as far back as the Class of 1997. For many, this was the stage where they crafted their comedic talents.
“This was our home for many, many nights for many, many shows, for many, many years,” says Conor Sterbenz, H Sci ’05.
For the performers, it was a chance to perform with other groups of Fugees. For the audience, it was a chance to laugh with their favorite improv group. The night wrapped up with a grand finale that involved every Fugee — current and past — in a giant game. — WM