Opening Night

Event:  Second Class Citizens debut at Laughtrack Theater
Location:  Laughtrack Theater, 1123 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI
Dates:  Saturday, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/08
Times:  Shows at 8pm and 10pm
Price:  $10 General, $8 Students
Contact:  Kim Potter, (808) 384-3362

Also appearing:  IYFI, Casual Threat and Aftermath

Second Class Citizens Promo Shoot

Left to right:  The Author, Kehau Rezentes, Fernando Pacheco, Jennifer Waihe’e, John Waihe’e

My adventures into Improv began on Monday, April 7, 2008 the first night I stepped in Shannon Winpenny’s “Beginning Fundamentals of Improv” Class.  After a total of 8 months of classes, trainings and preparation it all culminates to tonight’s Opening Night debut of Second Class Citizens.

After 8 months of long hard training Fernando Pacheco, Kehau Rezentes, Jennifer Waihe’e, John Waihe’e IV and myself make our stage debut at Laughtrack Theater’s, Hawai’i’s home to long-form Improv comedy.  For myself it’s an awesome experience to see the fruits of 8 long months of hard but fun labor finally paying off.

Looking back over the past 8 months in FISW it’s very bittersweet to think of where it was that we’ve come as performers and improvisors and how far the organization has come as a whole.  We started off studying at the Anna Fishburn casting studio in the late evenings before transitioning to our new at LTC.  An interesting tidbit I do wish to point out about “Second Class” is that believe it or not, I’m the “sole” survivor from the first night of lessons of Second Class 🙂  Jen and John joined class in week two and Fern joined class in week 3.  Kehau was a member of First Class who stopped out for a bit in the program and picked it back up with our class.  Our other classmates from the Second Class all stopped out for various reasons (much love to Carla, Brenda and B.K.!!!) so my being the “longest lived” member of SCC is an interesting sidenote if nothing else.

I can honestly say, learning and studying Improv ranks near the top of the coolest things I’ve ever had a chance to do and this is definitely an accomplishment I’m very proud of.  With the end of the year I hope you, my readers, will take some time out of your busy schedules and join us for our December run at Laughtrack Theater and help you unwind after a very long but fun year.

With all of that said, I hope you can join us this December as Hawai’i’s Newest Improv Group — Second Class Citizens — rocks your Improv into the New Year 🙂


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