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Baltimore Improv Festival marks fifth anniversary

Baltimore Improv Festival marks fifth anniversary

A fifth anniversary might not be the grandest of milestones, but it's nothing to laugh at — except in this case. This weekend, the Baltimore Improv Festival marks its first five years with four days of activities at the Creative Alliance. "It's the largest number of performances we've ever had," said Michael Harris, artistic and executive director of the Baltimore Improv Group, which produces the festival. "We've got eight shows and 24 troupes from D.C. to Boston, plus a strong showing of local improv groups." For the Improv Group, which has been around since 2004, the annual festival represents a major undertaking. "It's definitely...