WinterFest 2018 Performance Schedule

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WEDNESDAY

WF_Wednesday.pngLittle House on Vermont/Shrew

8PM-9:30PM

Little House on Vermont- Join the Ingalls family once again for the untold, improvised chapters in the “Little House” books, as they face new towns and wolves, try out delectable new recipes and dress patterns, and accidentally wear one another’s ribbons (which will never be noticed on a trotting horse)!

Shrew- The women of Shrew weave bold and hilarious tales full of heart and mischief in the style of William Shakespeare. Each show is a complete play, fully improvised using the language, tropes, and themes of the bard. With their own modern feminine voice, and some inspiration from the audience, the Shrews strive to delight and inspire people of all ages.

THURSDAY

WF_ThursdayOregon Trail Uncharted/ Bits & Pieces

Thursday, December 6th

 8PM-10PM 

 

Oregon Trail Uncharted- Gather your oxen, and load up your wagon! It’s time to head out on the Oregon Trail! Oregon Trail Uncharted is an improvised stage version of the popular PC game, “The Oregon Trail”. Travel with our five party members as they brave their way to the haven that is the Willamette Valley!WIll they suffer from a snakebite? Broken wagon wheel? Wandering off? Gunshot wound? Who Knows! 

Comedy Sportz: Bits & Pieces-BITS & PIECES takes a real movie and re-improvises it, based entirely on how it’s described by an audience member who’s never seen it. You know that movie that you’re embarrassed to admit you’ve never seen? How much do you really know about it? Previous performances of BITS & PIECES have included Titanic (a tale of two rival ships), E.T. (a motorbike adventure), and the 60s beach romp Jaws!

FRIDAY

WR_2018_TicketThe Dick & The Dame/ Crossroads

Friday, December 7th 

8PM-9:30PM 

The Dick & The Dame-The Dick & The Dame: Improv Noir is an award-winning two-person show that brings the gritty underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles to life. John Conroy and Stacy Rumaker take the name of a made-up film noir, and improvise a spider web of corruption, deceit, sex and laughs, set during the dark and dangerous days of Tinseltown’s most iconic period. The duo plays numerous noir characters (sometimes even the same character) including femmes fatales, hardened detectives, innocent ingénues, hapless bell boys, and powerful kingpins. The show is a playful comedic valentine to a beloved genre, full of atmosphere and witty banter.

Crossroads- A modern play about international crossroads between one another. We will experience a blending of cultures and how they meet. Featuring our WinterFest special Guest Chris Wells and Jun Imai, with two of Impro’s finest: Sara Mountjoy-Pepka and Madi Goff.

WF_Friday_2Chased by Bear/ Robot Teammate

Friday, December 7th 

9:30PM- 11PM

Chased by Bear-Chased By Bear an emotional based improv team. We capture the heart-breaking drama and human-absurdity we experience every day. All within an improvised one-act play created right before your very theatre-nerd eyes.

Robot Teammate- Robot Teammate is an LA-based musical comedy troupe programmed to entertain. Activated by audience suggestions, the Robots create completely improvised narrative performances, guaranteed to transport your mind to distant and wondrous realms. No one quite knows just what mind-bending musical madness they will create next. That, my friends, is up to you.

2x2LATSLate Night LATheatresports with Guests 

Friday, December 7th

 11PM

Late Night LATheatresports with Guests- Two teams of improvisers go head to head, challenging each other to improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. LATheatresports™ shows are accompanied by a live band, so be ready to tap your foot, yell out suggestions, boo and hiss the judges or just sit back and watch the playful mayhem. Featuring special guests: Jun Imai & Chris Wells.

 

Saturday

WF_Saturday_1Bree & Cyd/ Ripley Improv

Saturday, December 8th 

7PM-8:30PM

Bree & Cyd- Best friend duo, Bree&Cyd perform an improvised set based on an audience suggestion of an event and object. Focusing on truth in comedy and bold characters, this female (and racially balanced) TJ & Dave will bring you along on a ridiculous adventure that you didn’t ask to be a part of. 

 

Ripley Improv- Kickass women actors improvising artful, long-form narrative. In their current show, DYSTOPIA, Ripley Improv tells the tales of young women coming of age against a dystopian backdrop. Like the heroines of The Hunger Games and Divergent, the women of Ripley’s “DYSTOPIA” rise up and fight the oppressive powers that rule their lives. Ripley improvises one-hour original plays based on your suggestions. No script, no planning, no net.

WF_Saturday_2The Music Store/ The Improvised Generation

Saturday, December 8th 

8:30PM- 10PM

The Music Store-The Music store is a self-accompanied music improv show. Each performer improvises, sings AND plays instruments to create this unique improvised show! 

 

The Improvised Generation- Join Captain Georgia S. Thompson and her crew of completely original characters as they board the USS McGinley and embark on another exciting mission through the Alpha Quadrant. In the same world and on the same 24th-century timeline as TNG, The Improvised Generation seeks out new life and new civilizations while boldly going where only a completely-improvised show can. Sometimes thrilling, usually funny, always engaging.

WF_Saturday_3In the Car with Nick & Sara/ Lost Fiction

Saturday, December 8th 

10PM-11:30PM

In the Car with Nick & Sara-“In the Car with Nick and Sara” is composed of Nicholas Daly Clark and Sara Mountjoy-Pepka, Impro Lab ensemble members and extremely lanky individuals. Join Nick and Sara in the car…each drive is a new relationship, a new destination, and a new life-changing discovery. 

 

The Bearded Company Los Angeles: Lost Fiction – Each night, LOST FICTION offers three impromptu genres and the audience must choose which story they want to see. Whether it’s a space-western, a period-piece-rom/com, or something entirely new, LOST FICTION will uncover something never seen before. LOST FICTION: Choose your story wisely.

IMM_NewImprovised Monster Movie

Saturday, December 8th 

11:30PM

Improvised Monster Movie- Grab a cold brew and pull up a lawn chair as your favorite trailer trash hosts Joe & Bob present never before seen classic monster movies inspired by suggestions of our live studio audience. Inspired by TNT’s MonsterVision hosted by Joe Bob Briggs.

Sunday

WF_Sunday_1KO/Tiny and Les

Sunday, December 9th

7PM-8:30PM

KO- KO! Spend some time with Dan and Stephen as they sit in chairs, sip some tea and on occasion, do some scenes. It’s Kearin O’Connor! It’s a Knock-Out! 

 

Tiny and Les – This Spontaneous Songbook is brought to life by a cast of eccentric F-list celebrities – each with their own unique connection to the songwriter being celebrated. They know the juiciest stories, the most intriguing anecdotes and believe in their hearts the audience members are also die-hard fans of this fake musical legend.

HFTH-ProfileHome for the Holidays with Special Guests

Sunday, December 9th

8:30PM

Home for the Holidays with Special Guests- Everyone has a secret but no one has a script. This fun family feast includes carbs, barbs and maybe some just desserts. 8 Actors are given secrets by the audience and create a story fresh out of the oven. Featuring Special Guests: Jun Imai & Chris Wells.