San Francisco Improv Festival Presents Storybox and Flash Family
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. 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.