Precipice Improv & Friends: Improvised Comic Plays
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The last date listed for Precipice Improv & Friends was Saturday October 29, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The event was advertised as a Improv comedy. OMG, this was hardly the case as the first act featured 6 or so young actors in rehearsed skits that seemed all over the place - you didn't know when they started or ended and it was just absurd. They came in the audience, asked one or two questions and maybe used one or two bits in dialogue... when they could remember it. Seemed like every other act was about repressed gay men - overdone, unfunny and didn't work. Second act asked the audience for a place (kitchen) and built a comedy around it but it just went on an on with awkward pauses and did not work after 15 minutes...3rd act - one man skit asked for an object and a place and the audience gave a pen and an elevator, so you obviously expect a improv act to take the info and build a comedy routine around it...right? but guess what? Wrong. All he did was his own melodramatic rehearsed skit about a boxer and his manager..so it basically sucked for what was advertised.
One of the actors addressed the audience in the beginning saying if this is not what you expected or you want your money back - no problem and I wondered why he said that..well now I know - its because they must have had so many complaints as false advertising. If they advertised wacky skits you can't follow and tidbits of chuckles amongst drawn out overdone subject matter that may make you yawn out loud, at least I could choose to go or not go based on the fact...then that would have been more on point and I wouldn't feel like I wasted an hour or two of my life over this b.s.
Four improv troupes, Precipice, Fling, Blank Slate, and Just Moxie perform together for the first time in an evening of improvised comic plays. Each show is anchored by Bob Adler and Ric Andersen of Precipice, who will improvise an entire comic play, creating all the characters and situations themselves using nothing but their skill, talent, and imaginations, and audience suggestions. Each show also includes at least two of the other troupes improvising their own one-act plays, providing contrasting comic styles and characters.
Precipice creates original, never-seen-before and never-to-be-seen again, totally improvised, full-length comic plays.
Experience the excitement of witnessing a new comic play unfold as it is being created from your suggestions.
What kind of suggestions? Two completely unrelated locations. Locations so different that Shakespeare himself would have a hard time weaving them into a story. (They like the challenge.)
How unpredictable does it get? Shows from last season included "The Greek Island and the College Admissions Office" and "Home Depot and the Earth-bound Meteor."
What will the next play be about? Only you know. Come to the show ready to suggest a favorite location to play your role in creating the performance!
About the Ticket Supplier: Precipice Improv Theater
Precipice improvises a different comic play at every performance from audience suggestions. No two shows are ever alike.