Can any good come out of a dare?
Only friendships that last a lifetime.
A couple of decades ago (when I couldn’t have been more than five), a good friend and colleague at Hallmark Cards dared me to audition for an improv troupe in Kansas City called Lighten Up.
The next five years of my life were cast. Every Friday and Saturday night I was on that stage. And the players who I performed with soon became some of the best friends of my life.
They still are to this day.
That’s why I’m thrilled to rejoin the original members of the Lighten Up Improv Company tonight in a reunion performance. Many of us haven’t done improv in years, so the show should be funny on many levels.
But hanging out with my best friends?
In the words of Trish Berrong, ‘that’s just stupid fun.’