Where No Man Has Gone Before is an improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series. Each night the cast will use suggestions from the audience to create the world and plot of the show. If you saw the last run of this show back in the fall at the Odd Duck Theater on Capitol Hill, you’re in for some changes this time around.
There is often a fine line between video games and reality. Some of us pour over a controller or mouse for hours at a time, tailoring our gaming experience to be exactly the fantastic reality we wished we could live in. Being able to escape from the sometimes harsh, sometimes monotonous minutia of our existence is in part the reason video games exist and have become so widely popular amongst people of all ages. So what happens when two people are given the opportunity to literally act out their real life experiences through a fantasy world in a video game? You won’t know until you witness the onstage interactive video game improvised show, GAUNTLET.
“The spirit of improv itself is the inventive spirit.” —Andrew McMasters
Here at the Star, we will not be formally attending ECCC, but we do want you to know about some of the local events surrounding the convention. One such exciting opportunity will be held at the Unexpected Production’s Market Theatre on Saturday night, March 31.
The uproar of laughter could be heard spilling out on to University Avenue from the two University District theaters hosting last night’s performances at the 10th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT). Tonight will mark the third evening of the five-day festival hosted by Wing-It Productions, with back-to-back performances by several troupes from all over the world.
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 to their home at the Pike Place Market.
Wing-It Productions will be bringing the funny next month with the 10th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT), which brings together talented improvisors and production companies from all over the world. The weekend long festival gives audiences the chance to compare and contrast different improv styles, forms, and above all else, bust a serious gut.