The Tehachapi Community Theatre improv troupe, “Comedy Under Construction,” will perform two evenings of improv to benefit the Robotics Team at Tehachapi High School. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tctonstage.com; at the ticket outlets: Picture Perfect and Stamps of Approval, Tehachapi Furniture or Johnny’s Take n’ Bake; or at the Beekay box office 30 minutes prior to the show.
If you’ve never been to an improv performance before, you’re in for a treat. The improvisers enact scenes based on suggestions from the audience with hilarious results. Performing to delight your funny-bone are: Spencer James, Garret Lawrence, Eric Leiss, Jackie Walters, Ashley Rasmussen, Thaer Irvin, Heather Ringle, David Shacklock, Jacob Witter, Monica Nadon and Rick Gould.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 and holds competitions to inspire young minds. Part of FIRST’s mission statement is to “motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math…that build not only science and technology skills and interests, but also self-confidence, leadership, and life skills.”
The FIRST Robotics Team 585 at Tehachapi High School was founded in 2000 and competes against other high school teams. They are required to build a robot that will perform specific functions in competition.
The THS team must raise all its funds for traveling to competitions. Supporting the high school Robotics team is a worthwhile cause as the team has won many awards in the past including the Chairman’s Award twice in the past three years, which is the most prestigious award given by FIRST to a team.