Media Advisory: CSU and CU Take Rivalry to the Stage at Rocky Mountain Improv Throwdown March 30

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WHAT: Two teams comprised of students and alumni from CSU and CU will compete for the audience vote for best improv performance in the CSU vs. CU Rocky Mountain Improv Throwdown. The “Questionable Shellfish” will represent CSU and “Left Right TIM” will represent CU. All fans are encouraged to wear green and gold or black and gold attire to show their respective school’s colors. Admission is $7.

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 30

WHERE: Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver

DETAILS: The Questionable Shellfish is an improvisation team made up of CSU students and alumni. The group started in 2005 with the assistance of CSU alumni April Mendenhall, Katy Sammons and Matt Thompson. The comedy group is a nonprofit theatre organization that specializes in short form improv comedy.

CU’s team, Left Right TIM, has represented CU since 2008 and started with just a few CU students. Now the team has 16 members and performs weekly at both the CU-Denver and CU-Boulder campuses. The group is the recent winner of the Bovine Metropolis Theater Battle Royale and will have its own show at the Bovine in July 2010.

CSU alumni who own and manage Bovine Metropolis came up with the idea for the CSU versus CU Rocky Mountain Improv Throwdown.