Harry’s Senior Moment Improv Troup Debuts

A new comedy improv group called Harry’s Senior Moment (HSM) will make its debut with a Preview Performance in the theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00 pm.  “Harry” is an 82-year-old stage 4 cancer survivor whose experience with the support he received in improv classes inspired him to create his new improv family, dubbing it Harry’s Senior Moment.

The Troupe is made up of a diverse group of improvisers, who have been inspired by Harry’s eagerness for sharing this popular art form with others in our community.  At some point following another successful cancer treatment last year Harry Lichtcsien asked himself:  “What do you do to keep yourself motivated to get up every morning when you’re 82 and have cancer? After telling the palliative care counselor that ‘what I really want is a job,’ I signed up for an improv class and it just lit me up.  I decided this was my new job. “

The Troupe has literally become Harry’s new improv family, committed to entertain and create joy and laughter to help Harry live the best life he can under difficult circumstances. “Harry’s Senior Moment” wants to share this joy and teach this skill to others in the SWFL community.   They will not only perform, but also lead workshops to teach basic improv skills that lead to laughter, fun, improved listening and maybe even to creating improv families in their own communities.  For more information, visit www.seniorimprov.com.

The preview is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at http://www.artinlee.org/improv or call 239-939-2787 for more information.

The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

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