Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A New Show Every Night with Impro Theatre
Impro Theatre is an improvisational theatre company that creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors and composers, including Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Jane Austen, Anton Chekhov, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Dickens, and more. The performers immerse themselves in these styles, and in the moment, they write theatre as they perform it, combining verbal dexterity and dynamic physicality to bring character and plot to life in an instant.
Watch a clip from a previous Tennessee Williams UnScripted.
Studying the styles of literary greats, like Williams, Impro Theatre’s ensemble of performers expands on what these writers do, with the goal to capture their essence and honor their voice. Rather than parodying the writers, the ensemble plays for truth in the storytelling and allows the comedy to come from it. More over, Tennessee Williams UnScripted is not just a performance that is being improvised, but also the technical elements like the lighting design and music. The lighting designer and musicians watch the performances and improvise their work to match the mood of the story that is being created in front of them.
There are four chances to see Tennessee Williams UnScripted and four entirely different shows to experience. Impro Theatre brings their unique brand of theatre to South Coast Repertory as part of Studio SCR, Feb. 27-Mar. 2.
Get your tickets today!