San Francisco Improv Festival Presents Storybox and Flash Family
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Morris Bobrow, the award-winning creator of Shopping! The Musical, the longest-running original show in San Francisco history, is serving up yet another tasty musical revue. This one's all about food, glorious food -- with a mix of songs and sketches about eating habits and hang-ups, trendy restaurants and food trucks, cooking quirks, menu mania and much, much more. Winner of multiple San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards for outstanding music and lyrics, Bobrow also created the recent Party of 2 -- The Mating Musical. Learn More
Storybox is a wonderfully imaginative, fully improvised theatre production inspired by Second City co-founder Paul Sills' Tony award winning show "Story Theatre" and Japan's Noh Theatre to create a single story from multiple ensemble narrative and storytelling techniques. Storybox incorporates the use of props, a ritualistic structure, and emphasis on story. It's always great fun to push improv in new directions.
The multi-talented cast of nine features four Second City Chicago Training Centre faculty members, four Second City Chicago Training Centre students, and a guest artist. Storybox is created and directed by Jonathan Pitts, the co-founder and executive producer of the Chicago Improv Festival.
In improv, a flash is a starting place, piece of idea or thought. Family is a good way to describe our ensemble, or as Webster says: A unit or group of complimentary parts that contribute to a single effect. All in all, a pretty good definition of how Flash Family works.
Since 1978, Flash Family been astonishing audiences, in clubs like The Great American Music Hall, The Other Cafe, The Sleeping Lady Cafe, and Hotel Utah. In addition, Flash Family has been popular in high schools and colleges throughout the Bay Area.