Blank Slate Improv is closing out the semester with an improv show featuring Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver, president of Union University, on May 6 at 7 p.m. in the W.D. Powell Theatre.
Oliver has performed with the team several times since his arrival at Union and will be featured once again for this show.
The team promises big things for their third and final show of the semester, after a year that brought a lot of turnover in the cast. New games will be introduced as well as many old classics.
“We’ve had a rebuilding year because we only had four people come back,” sophomore political science major Clark Hubbard said. “The first semester we were all just trying to get to know each other because a big part of the team is chemistry.”
Over the past year, Blank Slate has introduced several new things, including long-form improvisation and an improv workshop open to Union students. As a successful year comes to a close, the upcoming show will five the audience a chance to watch their favorite performers and friends on stage one last time.
“It’s your last chance to see me,” said Garyn McIntyre, senior French major and leader of the team.
The show will feature several cast members, including McIntyre, who are graduating in May.
When asked for the biggest reasons to attend, Hubbard offered a guarantee.
“It’s going to be a funny show, it’s going to be a good show and it’s going to be the best show we’ve had this year,” Hubbard said. “It’ll be a good opportunity for people to see what we’ll be building toward next year.”
With this confidence in hand, the team will close out a year of renovations, performances and laughs on the first Saturday of May. Tickets for the show will be available online next week or at the door for five dollars.