One Door Closes as Another Prepares to Open For Unexpected Productions

While Seattle’s longest running live show finished up its last performance this weekend at the Intiman Theatre in the Seattle Center, the mood was anything but somber. Instead, the talented improvisers of Unexpected Productions emphasized their excitement for the impending move back home to the Pike Place Market.

For the last six months, UP has been living out their exile from the Market Theatre at the Intiman, putting on their same and new series every weekend without fail. One of the improv group’s biggest successes, TheatreSports, performed for their last time on the Intiman stage Saturday night. But the show will go on as TheatreSports will continue making use of their space at the Black Box Theater on the Edmond’s Community College campus. Dubbed “UP North,” performances will run through February at that location every Friday and Saturday night while the downtown shows take a month hiatus before the reopening of the Market Theater at the beginning on March.

From Unexpected Productions:

We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to perform there once again. This was a wonderful partnership with Intiman Theatre, Unexpected Productions, and Pike Place Market and wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation and collaboration of all three.

We wish Intiman all the luck with their future endeavors and do look forward to returning home to the Market Theater, which is set to happen March 2nd.

For February, we will be running shows out of the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College.

The Intiman Theatre itself has been having some troubles and is quickly approaching the deadline to raise $1 million in order to keep their doors open. Stay tuned this week for news on their situation, and keep your eye on the Unexpected Production website as well for announcements of upcoming shows and their official grand reopening at the Market Theater at the beginning on March 2012.