In your search for unique entertainment in these isolated times, have you resorted to family plays and musicals starring your kids and sometimes a dog?
Give your cast the season off.
The Impro Theatre School, which has performed at the Pasadena Playhouse, among a range of venues, recently announced a line-up of new online classes that is available to students of all levels all over the world. The classes and free performances have been specifically designed to be accessible, affordable and bring people together.
“Just like almost every theatre on the planet, we have postponed all in-person events. As trained improvisers, we strive to be in the moment and accept challenges that are presented to us, both on stage and off,” said Dan O’Connor, Impro Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director .
The company began performing its new lineup at the end of March, the theatre company has garnered national attention with their unique acclaimed brand of improvised theatre and loyal following.
The Los Angeles Times says, “Impro Theatre has evolved into a powerhouse improvisational company in full-length shows that are off-the-cuff and consistently hilarious. An indigenous Los Angeles treasure, the company should be seen — and reseen!”
Impro Theatre’s line-up of free online performances is scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 1pm PST, with more days to be added soon. Each performance concludes with a live and lively Q&A exchange between viewers and Impro’s performers. All shows are broadcast on Impro TV, Impro Theatre’s online Twitch channel, at www.twitch.tv/impro_tv . For the next 3 weeks, the programming is as follows:
APRIL 24 – 26, 2020
Fri, Apr 24 – 8PM PST – “Tennessee Williams UnScripted” (L.A. Times Critics Choice)
Sat, Apr 25 – 8PM PST – “Shakespeare UnScripted” (Ovation Recommended)
Sun, Apr 26 – 1PM PST – “Shakespeare UnScripted” re-broadcast of 2018 show from the Edye at The Broad Stage
MAY 1 – 3, 2020
Fri, May 1 – 8PM PST – “Tennessee Williams UnScripted” (L.A. Times Critics Choice)
Sat, May 2 – 8PM PST – “Shakespeare UnScripted” (Ovation Recommended)
Sun, May 3 – 1PM PST – “1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza” re-broadcast of 2016 show from The Broad Stage
MAY 8 – 10, 2020
Fri, May 8 – 8PM PST – “Chekhov UnScripted” (LA Weekly Pick of the Week)
Sat, May 9 – 8PM PST – “Shakespeare UnScripted” (Ovation Recommended)
Sun, May 10 – 1PM PST – “Chekhov UnScripted” re-broadcast of 2012 show from the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena PlayhouseImpro Theatre’s full schedule of free online performances will continue to be updated at www.improtheatre.com/livestreaming/ .