Improv!

Stetson University presents An Evening of Improv Nov. 19th-21st at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22nd at 3 p.m., in Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage located inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., adjacent to the DeLand campus.

This production will feature three teams, or “generations,” of performers practicing long form improvisation, and will feature 3 unique forms, or approaches, to long form improvisation, as well some more familiar improv games featuring ample audience participation.

Unlike slapstick and improv games, Stetson’s three teams will be performing long-form improv. This form of improv allows performers to delve into the intricacy of real human interactions. “The audience takes a journey with the performers, travelling from grounded, naturalistic characters to the absurd and surreal landscapes rising from the improvisors’ shared imagination,” says Kevin Kearney, director.

The teams hope to provide a highly entertaining show with heavy audience participation, but they also want to further the public’s ideas of improvised theatre.

Stetson theatre students perform under the banner of The Titanic Players, the nation’s largest collegiate improvisation organization, which is headquartered in Chicago. Some Stetson improv alumni are now working in Chicago, as members of teams at professional improv theaters.

Admission for this performance is $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and non-Stetson students. (Stetson students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid ID.) Tickets will be available at the door and reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Box office will be open one hour prior to curtain. For information or reservations, call Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage box office at (386) 822-8700.

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