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Mad Cow: First Performance 2017

Elizabethtown College’s popular improvisational theatre troupe Mad Cow held their “Leffler” show at 8 p.m. on Friday at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

The 14-member group consists of students across a diverse range of class standing and academic backgrounds, two of which function as “techies,” responsible for the technical aspects of the show. The other 12 members act out various games that require them to create scenes, dialogue, stories, actions, and characters on the spot, without script.

Mad Cow performs one show every month, with some of the shows taking on different themes, locations, or content. This month’s show (January) was held at Leffler Chapel which provides a very different setting than the usual Gibble Auditorium in Esbenshade, an academic building on Elizabethtown’s campus reserved primarily for engineering, mathematics, and occupational therapy students. While normally maintaining a strict “family-friendly” atmosphere, one of Mad Cow’s spring shows, the ‘After Dark Show,’ relaxes this rule and allows for more10714319_820452111319522_4169874599509782575_o adult themes to be present in games.

The group’s current president, senior student Kevin Hughes thought the show went well. “The audience seemed to have a good time, and I’m entirely satisfied with the group’s performance, he said.” Senior student, Samantha Eisdorfer was recorded as having enjoyed the show as an audience member, despite selling merchandise for the event. “I’m always a big fan of Mad Cow, and I especially enjoyed some of the later games this show.”

Mad Cow’s February show, the ‘Vote-In’ show, where the audience votes for the games played, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Gibble Auditorium.