Freeplay alumni return for charity benefit show

For the past three years, students under the direction of Second City Conservatory alumna and English and theater arts teacher Heather DeLude have entertained large crowds of theatergoers during the Wilton High School’s annual Freeplay: A Night of Improv Comedy show.

In addition to this year’s Freeplay show, scheduled for February, a group of Wilton graduates and former Freeplay participants will return to the Little Theater stage for a benefit improvisational comedy show on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the show will go to the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry, which serves families in Wilton via the Wilton Department of Social Services.

Returning cast members include several students who have continued a pursuit of comedy in college, including:

  • Class of 2015 graduates: Trevor Huffard, who performs stand-up comedy at a Santa Clara University venue; Ren Davison, who participates in the improv troupe No Parking Players at Carnegie Mellon University; and Colin DeFelice, who was recently cast in the troupe Toast Improv at the University of South Carolina.

  • Class of 2016 graduates: Callie Webb, a comedic arts major at Emerson College; and Elliot Connors, who writes for college humor magazine The Yale Record.

Benefit show tickets will be available at the door. There is a suggested donation of $10 for students and $15 for adults.