WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Westfield Theatre Guild will host “Playhem,” an evening of monologues, improvisation and stand-up comedy performed by Westfield High School students at 7 p.m. in WHS cafeteria B.
“Playhem” is a student run-event directed by WHS senior Lauren Echausse. No auditions are necessary, so anyone can perform and participate in the event.
“’Playhem’ is a night dedicated to students to show off their fun side of performing,” said Echausse. “Whether they want to do a monologue or scene from a show, or an impression of their favorite SNL character or standup comedy, ‘Playhem’ is really anything the students want it to be.”
The night of “Playhem” is the non-musical version of “Mayhem,” the high school’s mainly musical spring talent show. The show contains a great deal of audience involvement, which is part of what makes “Playhem” such a unique event, according to Echausse.
“In past years, people have written their own monologues and performed, and we have also done improv where people are called up from the audience and they come on stage and make up a scene on the spot,” said Echausse.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. All proceeds will benefit the Westfield Theatre Guild, which supports the Westfield High School Theater Department.