In Vivo Plays This Weekend
More than 100 medical students from all four classes at the Feinberg School of Medicine will present In Vivo, the annual comedy-musical show on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1. Playing from 7 to 9 p.m. each night at Thorne Auditorium, this year’s production is titled “Lube” and will spoof the musical “Grease,” turning it into a comedy with a distinctly Northwestern medical theme.
In Vivo began in 1979, taking its form from the television show “Saturday Night Live.” Using sketch comedy, song parodies, videotape, and other formats, the show pokes fun at the medical establishment and medical education at Northwestern. The title skits, presented in several chapters throughout the show, have been based on movies, plays, and television shows. Last year the students performed “Northwest Side Story,” a parody of “West Side Story,” with the In Vivo bandplaying music from the theatrical production. Between skits, the band plays popular music with guest vocalists from the classes. Many faculty and staff members have also been invited to perform, including Jack F. Snarr, PhD, associate dean for student programs, who leads the Jugulars, the medical school’s juggling troupe.
Tickets are $8 and will be on sale at the door of Thorne Auditorium, located at 375 East Chicago Avenue. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Autism Society of Illinois.