Get ready to meet an ensemble of five men, improvising their way to the Shakespearean era! This is an evening of spontaneous comedy featuring the language and themes of William Shakespeare. The touring company is bringing the show to Denver, Colorado next year. To be quite blunt, this spectacle shall unfold as a most fantastical and tumultuous revelry!
The Improvised Shakespeare Company is coming live to the Garner Galleria Theatre from the 7th of February to the 31st of March, 2024. The show will run for an approximate time of 90 minutes with no intermission. Due to the fact that it is an improvised show, the run time will vary each night. One thing’s for sure though: it’s going to be downright hilarious! Go ahead and book your tickets to attend a show from The Improvised Shakespeare Company! This is a live performance you won’t regret seeing. Reserve your seats before tickets sell out!
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“Staggeringly brilliant! Don’t miss them. Seriously.” – TimeOut
“Indisputably great” – Centerstage Chicago
Prepare to be transported back in time as The Improvised Shakespeare Company takes the stage. They’re turning one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) into a spontaneous Shakespearean masterpiece! It’s like witnessing the magic of the Bard unfold right before your eyes, but with a unique twist. Nothing has been planned, rehearsed, or written. And if you’re wondering where the story is headed, so are they!
These improv maestros have brushed up on their “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy, all in the language and themes of William Shakespeare. From the prologue to the epilogue, this talented group of Shakespearean improvisers maintains a sense of play as they weave together characters and plots that (most of the time) feel remarkably faithful to the great bard himself.
The Bard might not have envisioned wrapping up his little-known tragedy “All Is True” with a bloodbath involving a pack of feral orphans. But hey, cut them some slack – writing a completely new play every night is no easy feat, even for Shakespeare!
So, prepare yourselves to laugh, marvel, and maybe even shed a tear as The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a theatrical experience like no other. It’s Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before. Spontaneous, unpredictable, and utterly hilarious!
“Mad genius!” – The LA Times
“Elite improv” – The New York Times
“Consistently funny” – The Chicago Tribune
At this show, there is no set to speak of. Audiences will find three sides of the stage are lined with long, black velvet drapes. There are three metal chairs on the plain black stage. To make it more descriptive, it’s the kind you find in your doctor’s office, with blue seats and back cushions. Other than the chairs, there are no props – not that you can see. Dozens are visualized throughout the performance via gestures and references.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company does a successful job at blending everything into a one-of-a-kind performance. Really, there’s no way you’ll find another show just like this! There are high chances you’ll find instances where a cast member would deliver an original bit of prose… only to be interrupted by another cast member – riffing off of something they had heard to take the story in an entirely new direction. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience of thrills and laughs!
“So funny and clever! Excellent performances and a fantastic ensemble.” – Mix Up Theatre
“Quick witted, inexhaustible and absolutely hysterical.” – London Theatre Review
“A great night out!” – Broadway World
In a review by Wendi Winters from DC Theatre Arts, she highlighted how each and every show would be unique. She was thrilled by the cast and how well they handled, well, improvisation! She said, “The best way to explain the show – which put me in a terrific mood after fighting two hours of traffic to get there – is to imagine that the entire body of Shakespeare’s work has been put into a shredder along with a hardcover version of an 8th grade grammar book, and a compendium of Second City’s best comedy bits. As the show started, the cast hit the shred button, grabbed a metaphorical handful and took their places on stage.” She also added, “When was the last time you hear the phrase “aspirant prefix”? Or, heard a Shakespearean-toned thespian segue into last week’s street jive talk? The Improvised Shakespeare Company blends all of this and more into a one-of-a-kind performance.”
“When a Shakespeare inspired improv comedy company was coming to town, I knew I had to be in the room.” – BroadwayWorld
The Improvised Shakespeare Company was founded in Chicago in 2005, and it’s been a wild ride since! In 2006, they began an open run at the iO Theater, where their awesome show, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago, still performs to this day.
These guys have taken their improv genius all the way to the West Coast, rocking The Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles. They’re also globe-trotting and keeping the laughs coming worldwide. People have seen them everywhere! The Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, The Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and even Outside Lands in San Francisco. You name it – they’ve been there, done that!
The official cast for The Improvised Shakespeare Company Tour are: Randall Harr; Josh Logan; Tim Sniffen; Andy Junk; and Asher Perlman. These five gentlemen are taking you on a classic ride. When they all arrive in Denver, Colorado, you better be sure not to miss them. Every single show is unique – you can keep coming back for more while they’re in town!
The Improvised Shakespeare Company will run at the Garner Galleria Theatre from the 7th of February to the 31st of March, 2024. You have all the opportunity to catch this show live! If you’re looking for the most spontaneous night, this is the perfect show for you. So, kick back, relax, and enjoy what Shakespeare has to offer. Go grab your tickets to the show today!