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Mirth’O’Matics Return To The Works Following Their February SRO Show!

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Photo by Alison Kerr

We had a funtastic February show at The Works, so we’ll be returning Saturday, March 24th, 2012 for some March madness!

The Works
667 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA

7:30pm is show time, come early for a good seat!

General Admission $12
Student $10

For more information, 831-372-2242 or 831-394-3031


It’s February…And The Last Friday of the Month Approaches

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Photo by Alison Kerr

Women of Whimsy  Get Set To Perform

Friday, Feb. 24

7:30pm

The Alternative Café

1230 Fremont Ave.

Seaside

General Admission: $12  (Students $2 Off)

We hope to see you there!

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Tickets Available At The Door Starting 7pm

Info:  831 394 3031

montereyimprov.com

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Chaplin

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“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  – Charles Chaplin

Last night, a whole bunch of folks didn’t waste their day! The Mirth-O-Matics hit it out of the park for a standing room only crowd at The Works in Pacific Grove. Enjoy some photos!

all photos are by Alison Kerr – Please ask before using any for any reason.

Cast Member Intro

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Photo by Alison Kerr

Dina Stansbury

Ask Dina, “So, what’s your story?,” and she’ll say, “I’m a storyteller.”  Dina wanders through the wonderful world of stories as a kids’ storyteller at the Monterey Public Library.  One day, while wandering in Santa Cruz, she dropped in to the Fun Institute’s “Saturday Morning Live” drop-in improv class.  She wanted more.  Who can blame her?  So Dina took improv classes and wandered in to the wonderful world of improv when she joined Women of Whimsy and The Mirth’O’Matics. Storytelling plus improv?  Simpatico. Detaching from the brain and connecting to the heart, Dina claims she’s the  “Happy Wanderer,” and, as you’ve probably guessed, she also loves Bulgarian dancing.

Cast Member Intro

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Pat Rutowski

Photo by Chunyi McKiver

 

Pat’s love of stage began in the 4th grade, when cast as a sorcerer she had to recite: “When king is queen, and queen is king, When backward forward prince is seen, When all shall be as I have spoken, Then shall the wicked spell be broken.” Thus the spell of a fourth grade acting career was broken, freeing Pat to get a life which is now under the spell of whimsical improvising with Women Of Whimsy. When not spellbound by improv, Pat serves as the Director Of Educational Services at Community Hospital Of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) and volunteers at Pacific Grove’s library and museum. Pat is also spellbound by the spectacular, natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. She surrenders to this spell by romping in the hills of Carmel Valley, and frolicking in the waves at Asilomar. However due to metaphysical limitations, romping and frolicking occur on separate occasions.

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Allison Yant  

Photo by Chunyi McIver



Improv discovered Allison when working as a Roadie for a bluegrass band.  She wanted to promote the tambourine player.  “Well, there really is a shortage of good tambourine players.”  She pleaded her case.  The band said no-way.  “I get no respect!,” she screamed.  It was the worst Rodney Dangerfield impression ever.  The band said go home.  On her way she stopped off at a comedy club in Sioux Falls, volunteered for one of the games and caught Improv-itis.  The only known cure is more improv.  She joined Monterey iMPRoV.  Oh, and that tambourine player?  He gave up tambourining and became the band’s Roadie.  As for Allison?  She’s getting lots of respect.

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Rich

Photo by Chunyi McIver

Rich Westbrook 

Born with too much energy and not enough impulse control, Rich was the inspiration for Ritalin. Fortunately, he stays busy as a Chiropractor, Toastmaster, Martial Artist, Runner and TV Host. Rich brings a high energy level to the Mirth-O-Matics that goes well with his manic intensity. His lovely wife and two teenage daughters are grateful he discovered Improv two years ago, because now he gets paid to be “special” and gives them another opportunity for a break.