Bowdoin-Bred 'Le PIG' Has Audiences Squealing in the Aisles

Story posted July 14, 2010

Former members of the Bowdoin improvisation group, The Improvabilities, have reconstituted themselves in New York City as the comedy troupe, Le PIG, and recently presented their debut show to a sold-out crowd.

The members, from the Classes of 2008 and 2009, with the assistance of stage manager Ben Johnson '11, performed at the Dance New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway June 24, 2010.

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Le PIG members (L. to r.) Daniel Brady '08, Linzee Troubh '09, Elizabeth Jones '09, Willi Yusah '08, Fred Beebe (Claremont Colleges '08), Julia Bond '09, Ivano Pulito '08, Jamil Sylvester '09.

"The most incredible, never-forget-type moments during my time at Bowdoin almost all came while preparing, performing or celebrating some sort of theatrical collaboration," says Daniel Brady '08. "We created Le PIG to continue that work."

Its members describe LePIG as a theater company dedicated to the proposition that joyful imagination and professional commitment lead to innovative, meaningful art.

"In a city as chaotic as Manhattan, Le PIG is our outlet for artistic innovation and joy, and will allow us to continue to do what we love with the people we love," Willi Yusah '08 says.

Over the past year in New York, they have explored a variety of performance ideas to shape the company into one that currently specializes in improvisational theater and video comedy shorts.

In addition to Brady and Yusah, the comedy troupe also comprises Julia Bond '09, Elizabeth Jones '09, Ivano Pulito '08, Jamil Sylvester '09, Linzee Troubh '09 and Claremont Colleges 2008 graduate Fred Beebe.

Visit the Le PIG Web site.

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