Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
415-474-8935
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Member Tips

Laura
Very casual
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Laura
Don't know
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Laura
Plenty of parking at Fort Mason, depends what else is happening there.
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Laura
Go and laugh!
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

6 ratings
3.8 average rating
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32 events
16 reviews
2 stars
attended May 23 2009

Always funny, clever, engaging. We love BATS.

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Jason
7 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 27 2009

It was ok. Although I appreciate how difficult it is to think on your feet for a whole 2 hours, the performance was not very good.
I don't think I'll ever come back to this again.

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 28 2009

Unbelieveable value for money. The improv. was spectacular and I was grateful that it wasn't audience participation except for suggestions for the improv. Everyone should experience this group.Cheaper than the movies.

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Website

http://improv.org/Performance.aspx?p=123

Description

Imagine going to go see a play where the actors have no idea what direction the plot will take, who their characters will be, or what dialogue will be exchanged. Then, the audience supplies a title and a few other elements, and a story unfolds spontaneously right before your eyes. You’ll swear the show is pre-planned, but it’s not. It’s a testament to a well-oiled ensemble of actors who take collaboration to the highest level.

That’s what it’s like at a BATS Improv Family Drama show—secrets will be revealed, awful truths spoken and emotions will bubble over. And while it’s a drama, there are also plenty of laughs to be had.

The family drama format takes the form of a traditional three-act stage play—the story unfolds in real time, in one location, with each actor playing only one character. The improvisers know that a family of some kind is getting together for a meal, but the characters, plot, and dialogue will be created right there on the spot.

(While the story is completely improvised, if past Family Drama shows are any indication, the show may contain adult themes.)

About the Ticket Supplier: BATS Improv

BATS Improv has entertained Bay Area audiences since 1986. Their unique style of acting-based improvisational theatre has made them the Bay Area's largest improv theater company and school and is a benchmark for improv all over the world.