MadCap Theater says goodbye after nearly 11 years

Family-friendly improv put focus on comedy

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A decade-long foray in family-friendly improvisational theater comes to a close this weekend as Westminster’s MadCap Theater closes its doors.

“Our primary motivation in opening Madcap was to create a show that families could enjoy together and to be a venue that would bring the community together, said Russ Faillaci, one of the eight co-owners. “Laughter is powerful in its ability to unite and encourage, and we wanted that experience to be for everyone.”

MadCap opened its doors to patrons of all ages in July 2006. Faillaci said it’s just time to end the theater’s run.

“Basically, we took an aerial view of Madcap and considered all the factors that play into running a business, growing a business and maintaining the quality of the entertainment that we have provided for 10 1/2 years,” Faillaci said. “We collectively felt that it was just time to bring this season of Madcap to a close.”

Renee Harper, a co-owner along with her husband Brian, agreed.

“From a business perspective, we would like to think we are ending on the right note” Harper said. “For Brian and I, it’s time to rest for a while. We want to spend more time with our family.”

The theater uses a short improv style that centers on games.

“They’ll get suggestions from the audience which makes it really fun and lets them have a good connection with the audience,” said Krista Gano, a MadCap patron for over eight years.

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