The Improvised Shakespeare Co.
Witness The Improvised Shakespeare Company create a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! In the unpredictably hilarious fashion of improvised comedy, the audience provides Improvised Shakespeare with suggestions for the title of a play that has yet to be written let alone performed out loud!
“Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious.”
Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and his “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and the themes of the immortal bard, William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue you will see on stage is spoken for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if every you’re wondering where the story is going…so are the players! The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each performance is completely improvised and entirely new!
The Improvised Shakespeare Co. Cast
Coming to SOPAC
and Steve Waltien
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. Improvised Shakespeare also continues to entertain audiences across the U.S. with its national touring company. The troupe has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. Improvised Shakespeare has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in L.A. (Best of L.A.-L.A. Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation).