We’re excited to announce our schedule for the January/February run! There are a few changes to our regular programing to point out.
First, we do not have a 10:30p show on Fridays and Saturdays scheduled. We hope to give everyone a little break and pick the 10:30p spot back up in March. If you’re a Bearded Company fan, don’t worry. They’ll be there!
Second, Show X will close on January 3rd with a celebration of their long and impressive run. The announcement is bittersweet; Show X has been an inspiration to Twin Cities improvisers for many years, but we are looking forward to working on what comes next. Please join us to toast the cast and walk down memory lane.
Finally, we have a new show called Shuffle Play at 8:00p on Fridays! It features some of the most talented musical improvisers in the Twin Cities. Each night, 2 groups will rotate through and amaze you. You never know who will pop up next!
And now, without further ado…
The Winter Show Schedule – January/February 2022
8:00 pm – Shuffle Play: Your Favorite Musical Groups in Rotation
Introducing a musical showcase featuring 2 of your favorite groups in 1 night! On the playlist: Drum Machine, The Feel Good About Yourself Orchestra, Lounge-asaurus Rex, Lounge Lizzy, The Other Jeannie Retelle, The Provettes and The Shrieking Harpies Present.
9:30 pm – Poems for Each Other
Theo Langason carves out space and time for connection, nostalgia and improvised songs based on beautiful memories provided by the audience.
8:00 pm – Off Book
Half-scripted, full speed ahead. It is every actor’s nightmare: getting thrown on stage to perform a play you’ve never read. That’s also the premise of Off Book. We have an actor memorize a script, then send them on stage with an improviser who has no idea what’s going on. Then we sit back and watch the magic happen.
9:30 pm – The Mess
A brand new improvised masterpiece, every Saturday night! Rita Boersma, Mike Fotis, Eric Knobel, Molly Ritchie, James Rone and Jake Scott are The Mess.
Again & Again
Again & Again’s improvisational scenes are focused on joy and cooperative make-believe from a group that absolutely adores each other, and wants you to experience that too.
Bryce Kalal and Chris Rodriguez present their duo, BRICK!, with a magical montage of made-up nonsense.
Luke and Ash Do a Harold
The Harold is a classic long form improv format usually performed by 6-8 people. Ash Webb and Luke McDonough will be performing it with just the two of them. Partially because they have studied the form for years, but mainly because they don’t have 4-6 friends.
My Town performs a fast paced improvised montage filled with nostalgia, mirth, and guttural sounds.