DTR put on their second show of the year, “Halloween vs. Reformation Day,” on Sunday, Nov. 2 in the recital hall. The show kicked off a week of philanthropy at Cedarville, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Makarios ministry.
The group posed the question “How is improv comedy connected to Makarios?” to the audience before the show began.
“There actually isn’t a connection at all,” Stephen Clark said. “I tried to think of one. The only connection is that we are using our ministry to help support the ministry of Makarios.”
The show poked good-natured fun at the Halloween vs. Reformation Day debate that has lasted for centuries. Reformation giants such as Martin Luther, John Calvin and Jacobus Arminius made special appearances, as did Halloween favorite Edgar Allen Poe.
Luther opened the night with a humorous but historically inaccurate, “I Have a Dream” speech. He later discussed rejected ideas for places to nail his 95 theses, which included Burger King, a bathroom stall and a stained glass window.
Other humorous sketches of the night included scenes from a pumpkin, a play on the group’s well-known “scenes from a hat” game. During the skit, the performers had to act out alternatives for giving trick-or-treaters candy. One person suggested handing out the works of Luther, calling it “theses before Reese’s.” The crowd roared in laughter as one comedian suggested handing out his student loan debt.
From a DJ murdering someone in Up-Chuck’s with pork to acting out a scene using only lines from Macbeth, there were no limits to the night’s wackiness. The night provided students with relief from mid-semester deadlines while also supporting a great cause.
Taylor Hobbs is a freshman psychology major and reporter for Cedars. She enjoys stereotypical Canadian things like saying “Eh” and watching hockey.