Precipice Improv Theater: A Full-Length Improvised Play
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Written by celebrated dramatist, author and director Brian Friel (Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Dancing at Lughnasa), Faith Healer centers on Frank Hardy, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Hardy is an Irish faith healer who travels through the U.K. performing his "gift," which sometimes fails him. This story of love, memory, belief and choice unfolds over the course of four monologues, presenting the plot from multiple perspectives. A critical darling since its 1979 Broadway debut, Faith Healer has enjoyed numerous revivals. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Prabha
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This was quite amazing - not only did they create a coherent story out of two random suggestions, they even managed to make it funny! And for the price, it's an excellent 90 minutes of entertainment. The theater is pretty no-frills, but that doesn't really matter to the play.
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We really enjoyed this performance. The cast are very talented and kept the play moving even though it was all improvised. I would definitely consider attending another performance and I've already told many of my friends about it.
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“It’s not theater like you’ve ever seen before. It’s not comfortable and controlled. It’s edgy and spontaneous, original and downright dangerous.” —American University Eagle
Precipice performs a unique form of improv. They create an entire comic play spontaneously from two audience suggestions at the start of the show. No suggestions are taken once the play begins, and they use no preset structure, plot, or characters. As a result, the audience sees actors working in real time, without a safety net, discovering their characters and the play itself at the same time as the audience. The resulting play is improvised using nothing but the skills, the talent, and the imagination of the actors.