Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Teachers Lounge Mafia Returns to Calzolaio Pasta Co. in Wilton!

Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Returns to Calzolaio Pasta Co. on April 8th

WILTON - Last time they landed three days early for Valentine’s Day; now they are a week late for April Fool’s. At some point Teachers Lounge Mafia will perform at Calzolaio Pasta Company on a date of significance. Until then, audiences will just have to be content with an evening of pasta and comedy on Friday, April 8th at the Italian restaurant located in the heart of Wilton’s downtown.

Built from audience-provided suggestions, Teachers Lounge Mafia delivers improvisational games and sketches designed to yank people right out of mud season and on to higher ground. The group performs interactive games similar to those popularized on television’s “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” as well as original formats and scenes. No two shows are ever just alike. The only guarantees for the evening are high energy comedy and brilliant Italian cuisine.

For these unique evenings out, Calzolaio Pasta Company serves up an Italian buffet featuring a served salad, meat lasagna, pasta primavera, chicken parmesan, crusty Italian bread and a soft drink. A cash bar will be available as well. The event marks Teachers Lounge Mafia’s return performance to the downtown Wilton eatery after a sold out show in February.

Teachers Lounge Mafia consists of local comic actors Jeff Bailey, Emily Pottle, Dan Ryder, Natalie Simmons and Kyla Wheeler. Most recently seen raising funds for the Jay PTO, Teachers Lounge have performed throughout Maine and New Hampshire, including the Portland Improv Festival. Inspired by Upright Citizens Brigade, Saturday Night Live, The State, and the works of G. Gordon Liddy and Hugh Beaumont, Teachers Lounge Mafia strives to bring something different to the foothills of western Maine and still be allowed to live here.

Tickets for matured-rated event include salad, buffet, bread, soft drink, tax and gratuity, and an extra large helping of comedy, for $20. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with food served at 6:30 p.m. Seating is extremely limited and reservations are strongly suggested by contacting Calzolaio Pasta Company at 645-9500, or e-mailing

Photo by Kaija Fellman