The Purdue University North Central Ranting Llamas Improv Troupe and Office of Student Activities will co-host a Hilarity for Charity event on Friday, March 28, in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and will be donated to the Alzheimers Association as part of the Hilarity for Charity national fundraising effort. The public is invited. Additional donations to the Alzheimers Association will gladly be accepted.
Hilarity for Charity is a nationwide program that encourages and supports college groups to throw their own events to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Disease. The University raising the most money between Jan. 1 and April 11 will win a special advance screening of Universal Pictures' new movie "Neighbors," with Seth Rogen in attendance. To learn more about the organization visit http://www.hilarityforcharity.org/
Donations can be made on behalf of the Ranting Llamas at http://www.crowdrise.com/pncactivities-hfcu/fundraiser/PNCActivities.
The Ranting Llamas traditionally donate the ticket proceeds from their performances to charity. The group presents a unique comedy experience that is appropriate for all ages and outlooks. Comedy situations are made up on the spot and the audience is often incorporated into a scene. Sometimes a situation is suggested by the audience and the actors build off of it, which makes improv a fun for actors and non-actors alike. A simple word, action or an idea can be the basis of a comedy routine by one member of the group or the entire ensemble.