What Just Happened: an Improvised Take on Current Events from Nina Wise
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The last date listed for What Just Happened was Saturday May 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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More than 35 years ago, Michael Bossier founded a comedy troupe called "Spaghetti Jam," bringing together stand-up acts and improv pros for the first time, with all-star alums that included Dana Carvey, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg. Now, Bossier is back with Marsh Jam, a brand-new troupe that uses the same formula of the prior group and sprinkles in a bit of sketch comedy based on current events, along with cool local music acts. With the intimate setting of the cabaret, you'll get to be up close as these gifted comics make immediate, tailor-made theater. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- "A metaphysical vaudevillian for the new millennium." --<em>The New York Times</em>
- "Wise’s innovative and spontaneous approach to telling her stories has earned her praise across the country. Her point blank eloquence is astonishing. A word to the Wise would be to go see Wise when you have the opportunity." --<em>Ashland Theater Review </em>
- "You leave a Nina Wise performance uplifted, as if you've seen something fresh, moving and above all, deeply human." --<em>Ashland Tribune </em>
- "No mere talking head, Wise possesses a supple physique, prodigious energy, and nerve with which to render the shapes and souls of things. Lovingkindness abounds in her work. She makes art as fresh as the day's headlines." --<em>Village Voice </em>
- "Performance artists come and go and often disappear to no one’s sorrow. But Nina Wise is something else again. She shapes theater pieces that are thoroughly grounded in theatrical design, rhythmic flow, intellectual commitment and emotional depth." --<em>San Francisco Chronicle </em>
In What Just Happened, Nina Wise in her signature style builds an improvised performance from the personal and political events which have transpired over the previous 24 hours. In 2009, Nina performed this piece at The Marsh in San Francisco to a sold out audience and received standing ovations. Nina’s work is extremely funny inspiring comparisons to Lily Tomlin and Feiffer’s cartoons, yet is also surprisingly poignant.
Audiences repeatedly report that they are at one instant laughing so hard they are falling off their seats and the next moment, moved to tears.
Nina is a seasoned performer and a dedicated meditator. She brings her skills at stage and spirit into always unpredictable renditions of what it is like to be human