WANT TO GO?
The Water Coolers
WHERE: Geary Auditorium, Riggleman Hall, University of Charleston
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: Adults $35, students $10, youth 18 and under $5
INFO: 304-744-1400 or www.communitymusicassociation.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Being a member of The Water Coolers is kind of a mixed bag for an actor. At least Scot Fedderly thinks so.
Fedderly, who performs with the quirky comedy troupe in a Community Music show Sunday, said, "Sometimes it's an easy, cushy gig, and sometimes you're just pulling your hair out and hoping everything goes well anyway."
Fedderly has been with The Water Coolers for more than a decade. The show began as straightforward corporate entertainment -- music, jokes and skit comedy about office life performed at various business conventions.
"We'd do the conventions and perform 20 or 30 minutes of material between meetings and stuff," he said. "But we kept developing and developing and developing, and then we ended up writing an off-Broadway show.
"Well, I say 'we,' but I didn't actually do anything."
Actually, Fedderly said, The Water Coolers' team of comedy and music writers did most of the heavy lifting, but the actors performed it, and Fedderly thought that should count for something.
The off-Broadway show was a hit and encouraged the troupe to take its show beyond the boardrooms, convention centers and hotel conference spaces. Theater shows were added, like the one the group will do Sunday.
"The show translates well," Fedderly said. "It's office humor, work humor, but also everyday life stuff. We've done it at an all-girls college, and it worked. We've done it in Florida, where almost everybody is retired, and it worked there, too."