The Improvised Shakespeare Company
SAT NOV 9 / TWO SHOWS: 7:30PM + 9:30PM
“Don’t Miss Them. Seriously.”
–TimeOut New York
“…the show channels Monty Python as often as the Bard, and frequently with sly-witted results.”
–The Chicago Tribune
“Go laugh your iams off.”
– New York Times
Artisphere invites audiences to laugh their arse off with the renowned Improvised Shakespeare Company. Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. 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. Any hour could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise and all that we’ve come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!
Founded in 2005, The Improvised Shakespeare Co. 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."
Find The Improvised Shakespeare Co. on Facebook.com/improvisedshakespeare and on Twitter @ImprovShakesCo
Due to the spontaneous nature of improv, not all subject matter is appropriate for all ages.