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L.A. Improv Group to Perform at Clarke Nov. 13

By Clarke News  |  October 29, 2015

one of Los Angeles’ favorite improv ensembles, starring Clarke University alumna Celeste Pechous ’94, will bring its show to Clarke’s Student Activity Center on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Triumph also features Amanda Blake Davis and Kate Duffy. Inspired by one suggestion from the audience, these players will take you on a fully improvised one-act journey exploring characters and scenes created on the spot.

Pechous was honored Best Actress for her work in “ at the Midwest Film Festival. She was also named Best Actress by the Downtown LA Film Festival and The SNAFF Film Festival for her work in the dark-comedy short, “,” based on her short story.

Blake Davis is an improviser, actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She wrote five original revues on Second City Chicago’s etc. stage, and won a Jeff Award for her performance in “

Duffy is an alumna of the iO Theater and Second City, where she spent her time on cruise ships, touring the country and understudying their main stage productions. Duffy is also an accomplished actor and comedian outside of The Second City having starred in independent features and television pilots. She recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The Clarke University student improve group, Playmakers, will join Triumph on stage for the second act.

General admission tickets are $10 and are available at

or by phone at (563)588-6377.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.


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