Mimi Spindle feels like she's flying when she's on stage performing for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's ComedySportz team.
"You don't know what's coming out of your mouth but people are laughing at it and you have no idea what's coming next," said Spindle, a senior at Sacred Heart and three-year veteran of the team. "It's real and it's almost magic. You get off stage and ask, 'What just happened?'"
Spindle and many other California high school students across may come crashing down to earth if the Los Angeles ComedySportz Theater is forced to close its doors.
Sacred Heart, Flintridge Preparatory School, La Cañada High School and about 70 other schools in the Los Angeles area have a ComedySportz program, which is supported by the local theater. Without the theater, there is no high school program.
James Bailey, the founder of the Los Angeles theater and coach of Sacred Heart's team for 21 years, said the recession has finally hit ComedySportz.