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Parking lot across street is free weekend evenings, but it fills up -- don't arrive last minute.
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Persimmon, just around the corner on Wisconsin Avenue, is great -- not cheap, and don't rush it. We ate at 6 for 8 pm show then walked across street for coffee.
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Valentine's Day Improv Workshop
5 ratings
4.8 average rating
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8 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

This was my first Improv class. I attended with my boyfriend and we really enjoyed it. The only concern that I had was the instructor was a little rude sometimes. Other than that the experience was fun and the other students were really nice...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

Stage fright is my constant companion. This two hour supportive experience, run by Gary Jacobs from Precipice Improv Theater, allowed everyone to stretch their acting muscles in a totally risk-free environment. We learned some real skills and,...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

Far more interactive than date night at the movies! There were several icebreaker, getting to know the group activities, and I wish there had been a bit more mixing up of the group, but all in all it was a fun time!

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Check out Goldstar member reviews of previous years’ Valentine’s Day workshops.


Tired of the boring old box of Valentine’s Day chocolates and the (yawn) dozen long stem roses? Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something that’s truly fun and memorable to celebrate the day? Join Precipice for a special Valentine’s Day Improv Workshop.

Designed for both singles and couples, and suitable for everyone regardless of experience, this two-hour workshop will guide you through fun and playful exercises in a gentle and supportive atmosphere. And since this is Valentine’s Day, some of the exercises will celebrate the loving relationships in our lives.

Improv training isn’t just for actors or comedians. Much as yoga helps you to stretch your body and relax your mind, improv exercises help you to relax your body and mind, and build skills and attitudes like these:

- Self-Confidence

- Communication

- Trust and Collaboration

- Adaptability

- Optimism and Playfulness

- Empathy and Observation

- And, oh yeah: Improv is FUN!

The workshop is taught by Gary Jacobs. Gary as been teaching, producing, and directing improv for 28 years in Washington, D.C. In addition, Gary has taught improv in California and New Zealand. His last eight workshops in Bethesda, in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Ventura, California, and in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand were sold out. Gary is currently artistic director of Precipice Improv Theater, Fling! Improv and Blank Slate Improv. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Precipice Improv Theater

Precipice improvises a different comic play at every performance from audience suggestions. No two shows are ever alike.