The town of Swanson is run by those who sharpen pencils. That is not a metaphor. It’s the premise for the improv show Chris performed in — Small Town, Big Secret — on Sunday night. So of course there were protective suits, contagious diseases, a mayor bent on keeping everyone sick, an unhinged doctor, and one hero — Chad, or maybe Tommy — who wanted to save them all. That was my guy. Chris started taking improv classes five years ago and he’s kept at them for the fun of it, for the community and challenge and laughter. A crew of us came out to cheer him on Sunday night, and our cheers were loud. He was great, and we were proud.
March 8, 2015