Friday April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
IMPROVAPALOOZA 2016: An Evening of Improvisational Comedy, featuring five of the area's most loved improv theatre troupes. These " April fools" will be performing appropriately on
April 1, 2016.
For the first time, all five of the Harrisburg area's leading improv troupes can be seen in one location at one event! The event will feature Gamut Theatre's TMI, The Oxymorons, Harrisburg Improv Theatre (HIT), Safe Word, and Harrisburg Area Improv Radicals (HAIR).
The Oxymorons improv comedy troupe specializes in short games that keep shows fast-paced, funny and full of audience interaction. Their improv games, familiar to those who have watched “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” are all about using audience suggestions to drive their show. That means no two shows are alike.
The Harrisburg Improv Theatre is a performing arts theater specializing in long-form improvisational comedy. They offer weekly long-form improvisational comedy shows based on a one-word suggestion from the audience. In addition to shows every Friday and Saturday they also offer classes.
Safe Word is here to make the show all about you. After going through a purse or wallet, belonging to a volunteer from the audience, and a brief interview, Safe Word reenacts a day in the life of that individual, with pinpoint accuracy. Using audience suggestions, they also perform a hilarious set of short form improv games. They have been known to create new games during the course of a show.
T.M.I. is Gamut Theatre Group’s in-house improv comedy troupe, and is peopled by some of the most decent, charming and sweet-smelling folk you’d ever want to meet. Founded in 2007, T.M.I. specializes in long- and short-form, character-driven improv, where simple suggestions from the audience pave the way for improvised journeys that range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
"Harrisburg is very rich with groups dedicated to this new and emerging art from, and Gamut is proud to showcase not only our own TMI improv troupe, but also the talents of our hilarious friends and colleagues." - Artistic Director Clark Nicholson.
IMPROVAPALOOZA 2016 will be held at the New Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4th Street in downtown Harrisburg. The box office and bar will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.