San Francisco Improv Festival Presents Storybox and Flash Family
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Noises Off, widely considered the funniest farce ever written, reveals the hilarious backstage happenings during rehearsals and performances of a play dubbed Nothing's On. Award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn's (Copenhagen, Democracy) comedy is a triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and even flying sardines, and it remains crowd-pleasing more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. Watch a manic menagerie of itinerant actors as they try to stitch together a sex comedy that's a sure flop, as out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. Learn More
Beware: When turning right after walking down the entrance hall there is a small ramp-style step in the floor, leading to a slightly higher floor level. This adjustment is not signed or lit with glowing strips. I tripped on this unexpected rise, and a second member of my party tripped and fell down. A lawsuit waiting to happen! The stairs leading down to the bar are dim as well and need glowing strips to guide the theatergoers.Noises Off info • Aug 31 2014 star this tip starred
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.