Venue Details

50 Star Starred
Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-962-1632
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Mike
Well-lit street parking in the Theater Row neighborhood.
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Hollyday
Casual
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Hollyday
Plenty of street parking is available around and behind the theater.
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Hollyday
The theater offers alcohol and sweets during intermission for a minimal fee
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Hollyday
Bring a jacket - the air condition can run a bit cold sometimes
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Yummy lemon squares and maple cookies!
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Critic’s Choice. Hilarious…absurd and genuinely moving, the evening showcases the troupe’s tremendous agility and infectious sense of play…Absolutely in keeping with Williams…Irresistible…makes you want to go back again.” - Charlotte Stoudt, LA Times
“Verry funny…charming…remarkably smooth.” — Jennie Webb, Backstage West
GO. Tenderly comedic…savvy…lingers somewhere between satire and homage. It’s a very smart choice.” —Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
“Improv geniuses…Absolutely hilarious…a different show every time…they let loose their imaginations and the rest is magic.” —Steven Stanley, StagesceneLA

Description

Impro Theatre, one of L.A.’s longest established and most acclaimed improv theater groups, presents Tennessee Williams UnScripted.  This is their follow-up show to their well-reviewed, held-over run of Jane Austen UnScripted which ran from Oct 2008 through February 2009 at Theatre Asylum.

Tennessee Williams is one of the most celebrated and widely produced American playwrights. In an attempt to bring his genius to life through the medium of improvisational theatre, Impro Theater invents spontaneous full-length plays about troubled families, innocent outsiders and the haunted youths who destroy them that are true to Tennessee Williams’ intent to be both comic and dramatic. Without any pre-planning, or set scenarios, Impro Theatre uses their dynamic characterizations, poetical wits and narrative skills to deliver a new Tennessee Williams play every night. Drifters, Southern aristocrats, rebels, harpies and wounded youth all might be conjured out of thin air, without any actor knowing who they will be portraying until the story starts. Tennessee Williams UnScripted takes clichés from mid-century American realism and transforms them into in a wildfire of seduction and despair that leaves some hope glowing in the ashes.

The essence of Williams brilliant and timeless poetic dramas and bittersweet meditations on human frailty is brought faithfully to life by this expert team of funny and gifted actors, whose recent explorations of great literary figures include Shakespeare, Dickens, Sondheim, and Jane Austen. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum

Founded in 1998, C.A.F.E. (Combined Artform Entertainment) is on a mission to develop and combine all art forms to pioneer the “arts of the future,” as well as be an active and supporting member of the San Francisco—and now Los Angeles—performance production scene. Created by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn, and joined by Steve Kahn in 1999, C.A.F.E. has collaborated with actors, singers, filmmakers, sketch comedy groups, musicians, improvisers and fine artists in more than 100 shows, including Santaland Diaries, Eavesdropper (SF), Monday Night Improv Jam (SF), Thursday Night Improv Jam (LA), PAPA (at the Eureka with Open Fist), Tilted Frame Improv and the SF Solo Festival.