It is prom season, after all.
The high school tradition is the inspiration for a Friday event to be staged by Goshen’s GoProv improvisational comedy troupe. It’s titled “Pretty Breakfast Candles,” and as the name suggests the show will have an ’80s theme. “Candles” will take place at the Art House venue at 211 S. Main St. The entrance is at the rear of the building.
GoProv host Steve Freeto said the intent is to have a full night of music, comedy and film. He also said the show is something the GoProv crew has been planning for a while.
“Most of us are adults that’ve been away from high school for a while, and we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to have an adult prom?,’” Freeto said. “None of us really wanted to dance, so then we said, ‘Why don’t we have a prom theme without all the dancing?’ And then of course we said, ‘Well, let’s just do our improv show and have the theme be a prom, like an ’80s prom that none of us went to because we were either too old or too much into other things.”
Certain 1980s movies — think the “Pretty in Pink,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” referenced in the name of the show — will factor in to the feel of the event. So will the non-prom GoProv modus operandi.
“It’ll still be short-form improv where we involve the audience and get their feedback and suggestions,” Freeto said. “There’ll be a few other surprises along the way, potentially multimedia involving video clips and music. We kind of want it to be more than a stand-up, improv kind of show.
“For example, we’re working on a bunch of clips of (public service announcements) from the ’80s,” he continued. “It’s fun with YouTube just to have access to all that stuff that I think most of us that lived in the era, we forgot about.”
The comedy improv portion of “Candles” will take place in the live theatrical space at the venue. The pre-show will be in front of the Art House film screen, and the “after prom” will again be in front of the screen.
“We’re going to call (the after prom) a private party, but anyone who’s in the audience is invited,” Freeto said. “After prom will be your typical ’80s music and wallflowers standing up against the wall, like I am comfortable doing.”
Freeto also said that after around 10 p.m., a film picked by the audience will be screened.
If you want to go
Tickets for “Pretty Breakfast Candles” cost $10 and can be purchased through cash or credit card at Art House the night of the show. The box office will open at 7 p.m., and the improv show will run from 8 to 9:30. Freeto said the after prom will be from 9:30 to midnight or so.
'Pretty Breakfast Candles' set for Friday at Goshen Art House
It is prom season, after all.
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