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40 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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Liz Boeder Red Velvet
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1 review
8 stars
Google maps and Apple Maps make it hard to find once you're in Fort Mason Center. Pro-tip, once you make the left into the parking lot, BATS is in the building in the on the left side of the parking lot (within the lot, not on the perimeter) across from The Long Now and Greens Restaurant.
BATS Improv Comedy
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Jenna Mahina Bliss
6 events
1 review
2 stars
Eat at Green's Restaurant and then just walk across the parking lot for the show.
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Quotes & Highlights

“Bounce-in-your-seat funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“San Francisco’s premiere improvisational theater…[its] long-form festival showcase[s] top-notch new and veteran players in various formats.” —S.F. Bay Guardian
“San Francisco’s Best Improv Company. Chicago has Second City. L.A. has the Groundlings and San Francisco has BATS.” —S.F. Weekly
Eight-time Best-of-the-Bay winner, including “Best Theater Company” and “Best First Date Spot” in 2006 -_-S.F. Bay Guardian _


Imagine going to go see a play where the actors have no idea what the show is about, who their characters are going to be, or any of the dialogue will be spoken. But then they get a title from the audience and it unfolds spontaneously right in front of your eyes…and you can’t believe it’s not scripted.

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.

Note: 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.