It’s an day of laughter to raise money for a very serious purpose.
The Missouri State Improv troupe will be holding a 12-hour improvathon on Wednesday, April 28, to benefit Harmony House.
The event will start at 8 a.m. on the North Mall next to Plaster Student Union near the bookstore. The event is scheduled for rain or shine, but in the event of severe weather, an alternate indoor location will be provided for attendees.
The event is open to the public. Donations can be made at the performance site and also made through Venmo.
The group also plans to set up a live stream of the event for remote viewers to join in and to donate.
Harmony House is Springfield’s only domestic violence shelter, providing a safe place to escape for men, women, and children who are escaping an abuser. The shelter provides emergency shelter, support groups, life skills classes, housing assistance, child care assistance, legal advocacy, and on-site counseling services.
Missouri State Improv has regular performances on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Plaster Student Center Room 315.