3 OPRF grads creating comedy and music at the Improv Olympics- last show Aug. 8

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By Community Editor

The Show

Alex T. Haney is a 2007 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School. His one-man show, Imagination Station, centers heavily around real experiences, places and people growing up in Oak Park. Yes, Haney is name dropping.

Imagination Station's limited run of four performances, ends with the final show at:

  •  8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the iO (Improv Olympics), 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago.
  •  $12 tickets

Haney, who made it into the final rounds for a spot on Saturday Nigh Live, will then be leaving Oak Park to pursue comedy in Los Angeles, Calif.

Show description: Alex T. Haney, with the help of his semi-trusty over-head projector, explores the intricacies of human life- from the beautiful moment of his premature birth until his projected death on Thursday April 3, 2053 (deathcalculator.org) in his 60-minute solo sketch show, Imagination Station.

The Opener

Bryant R. Smith is also a 2007 graduate of OPRF. At Haney's invitation, he is debuting the first chapter of his electric trombone beatboxing opera featuring an ancient electronic goddess's Electrodide.

Smith is stepping out of his role as the trombone player in the OPRF born funk band, The Heard. But he brings with him his band mates: bass player Mike Starr, a 2003 OPRF graduate, and singer/drummer PJ Howard for this 20-min. epic.

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