Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Fresh Faces Frolic 

SimPhoney Improv adds talent to roster March 20

By M. Berger/Submitted photo


The SimPhoney Improv troupe is ready to entertain at the Vineyard Centre Friday. Left to right back row: Shelley Haggard, David Hobson, Michael Berger. Left to right front row: Nancy Guitar, Mary Erickson. Missing: Ericka Young, Rod Innes.


he Fraser Valley’s newest performing arts group, SimPhoney Improv, have added two new members to their troupe and will unveil them to an eager audience on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vineyard Centre in Chilliwack.


With the addition of the two new members, the Improv group currently consists of seven members, all residents of the Fraser Valley. All SimPhoney Improv members have appeared on stage before – whether it’s acting, singing, dancing, or speaking.


The two newest members, Ericka Young and Rod Innes, have been practicing with SimPhoney Improv since late last year.


Group member David Hobsonsaid “Ericka has performed as a stand-up comedienne and Rod was a member of Toastmasters for many years. They both have added a lot of humour and quick wit to our practices.”


Young and Innes both debuted late last year at a corporate Christmas party in Surrey. This will be their major introduction to a Chilliwack audience, and the troupe is happy to be performing in Chilliwack again.


“We’re excited to be back at the Vineyard Centre,” said Improv member Michael Berger. “Our last performance there had a very engaged audience that laughed from start to finish.”


Hobson added, “We’ve integrated about 20 new games into our repertoire and are eager to try them out on this Friday night. We’ve extended our show to a full two hours too but we’ve kept the ticket price at just $12.00. Where can you get a night of fun and humourous entertainment that cheaply?”


For tickets or more information, call David at 604 702 9850, via email to or Facebook at



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