Friday, July 16, 2010

Teachers Lounge Mafia Post-Fest Hoorah at The Granary Upstairs

Farmington – The first night of Farmington’s SummerFest culminates with a downtown street dance on Friday, July 30th. However, for Teachers Lounge Mafia, that means the party is just getting started. Teachers Lounge Mafia will perform a special late night edition of their custom-built, mature-audience brand of improv comedy at The Granary Upstairs at 9:30 p.m.

In addition to some fast-paced games to warm up the evening, Teachers Lounge Mafia will deliver its original long form improv comedy structure "Three Course Meal.” The audience members become flies on the wall as they watch three different scenes featuring the flirting, fighting, accusing, apologizing, confessing and stalking that one typically doesn’t get a chance to hear at one’s preferred casual dining establishment. And the group also has some new games for the veteran fans to experience, so one should not think for a moment that seeing one Teachers Lounge show means one has seen them all.

Teachers Lounge Mafia have performed throughout western and central Maine, including dinner theater events at The Granary Upstairs, hospital benefits in New Hampshire, and Haitian relief efforts at Mt. Blue High School. In the coming weeks, the group takes to southern Maine as part of the Porltand Improv Festival. The group consists of local comic actors Jeff Bailey, Natalie Bean, Alex Kreitzman, Gavin Pickering, Emily Pottle, Dan Ryder, and Kyla Wheeler, several of whom have appeared onstage as members of area comic groups Lawn Chair Pirates and Curtain Raisers.

Taking inspiration from Saturday Night Live, Upright Citizens Brigade, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The State, the writings of Carolyn B. Cooney and Thomas Paine as well as their own twisted comic stylings, Teachers Lounge Mafia hope to bring something different to the foothills – and still be allowed to live here. 

This late night, mature audience comedy event at The Granary Upstairs runs for one night only, Friday, July 30th, at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by contacting Teachers Lounge Mafia at (207) 578-0357 or The group can also be found on Facebook and at