Freeplay comedy show will help raise money to fight cancer

To help aid in the fight against cancer, Wilton High School’s student improvisational comedy group, Freeplay, will return to the Little Theater stage for an evening of comical, interactive fun on Friday, April 22.

Wilton High School junior and Freeplay main-stage cast member Skyler Addison is organizing the show to help raise money for her six-member Relay for Life team, the Red Hot Chili Steppers.

Relay for Life is the world’s largest fund-raiser to end cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Wilton’s fifth annual Relay for Life will take place Saturday, May 14, at Wilton High School’s Fujitani Field, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

English and theater arts teacher, Second City Conservatory alumna and Freeplay instructor Heather DeLude is directing the fund-raising comedy show, which will feature short improvisation games and longer comedic scenes that rely heavily on audience participation.

Freeplay has made its mark on Wilton High School over the last three years, attracting an unprecedented number of students interested in participating and playing to sold-out houses.

The hour-long fund-raiser will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be a $5 suggested donation for tickets, which will be available at the door. All proceeds from the show will go to the American Cancer Society.

As of April 9, Relay for Life of Wilton had 35 teams, 204 participants, and raised more than $16,300.

Click here to learn more, sign up, or donate to Relay for Life of Wilton.