Tilted Frame - Multimedia Meets Comedic Improv
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from director777
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A fun evening. This talented improv group intermixes real-time live video into their performance. It appears to be a considerable added challenge for the artists - but adds a wild element to the improv formula. What I found especially cool was using video didn't turn all the sketches into take-offs on television programs/commercials. There were off-the-wall conceptual pieces where the video added another point-of-view to the action, or allowed two simulatneous improv scenes to play off each other.
As in most all audience-involved theatre, a lot depends on the quality of the audience's suggestions. A dull audience can hamper the performers; a hip and engaged audience stimulates the actors to make crazier/smarter choices. That's the fun of improvisational theatre.
I'd highly recommend catching this show -- I know I'll be coming back, and will be looking forward to seeing a completely different evening.
Quotes & Highlights
“Tilted Frame stretches the boundaries of traditional improvisation…They drop the facile and forced wackiness of comedy club improv for a far more daring and difficult form.” — SF Guardian
“The internet-based improv really satisfied my personal desire to share everything I think is great online with a roomful of people. If you’ve got a Thursday evening to spare (and let’s face it, everyone does) _Tilted Frame _is a lovely way to spend it. It’ll make you feel at home..” —socal.com, Melissa Loftus
Each show will feature signature formats like Craigslist and P.O.V. (Point of View) and continue to be an ever-changing interactive, multi-technological experience.
Having expanded into Los Angeles at Theatre Asylum in 2007, C.A.F.E.’s Artistic Director Matthew Quinn is excited about Tilted Frames Los Angeles premiere. “Tilted Frame was created to explore the live performance use of video and the internet,” says Matthew, “I feel the techniques we’re exploring are not only wonderful entertainment, but are also valuable techniques usable by playwrights and creators of new media, or anyone in Los Angeles and into entertainment wanting to look outside of the box.”.