The Improvised Shakespeare Co. will be the next installment of the Huffington Concert Series at Culver Academies. Set for Monday, March 9, the entire show is based on one suggestion that comes from the audience. The Eppley Auditorium curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m.
The Improvised Shakespeare Co. is replacing Back On Broadway. Tickets previously purchased for Back On Broadway will be honored for the March 9 show.
The ISC creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new. There is no title for the piece because it hasn’t been written yet. Because of the spontaneous nature of the improvisation, the show is rated PG-13.
Founded in 2005, The ISC has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater in Chicago for over six years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe. It has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for “Best Comedic Performance by a Group.” The Improvised Shakespeare Co. was recently honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its “Ensemble of the Year.”
Tickets are on sale now and may be charged by phone at (574) 842-8438 or 842-7058. VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tickets may be mailed or held for pickup.
Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center Box Office (Academy Road entrance) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., (9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday) or at the Eppley Auditorium Box Office one hour before the performance.
For ticket refunds for Back On Broadway, please contact the ticket office or email Marsha Coven.