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This is improv comedy at its BEST!

by on February 14, 2012

The Fredericton Playhouse is thrilled to present the hilarious improvisational talents of The Improvised Shakespeare Company on February 16 at 7:30pm. Some people might think twice about perusing a Shakespeare play, much less improvising one. But the merry band of Improvised Shakespeare Co. players take to the stage with relish in the course of a show that has been described as “no-holds Bard.” Pun intended. According to The Chicago Tribune, “…the show channels Monty Python as often as the Bard, and frequently with sly-witted results.”

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 “thees” and “thous” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Any performance 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!

Tickets for The Improvised Shakespeare Co. are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office in person, by phone at 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca .

Want a sample? Check out this clip from their appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal:

Improvised Shakespeare: Rubber Crazy
Improvised Shakespeare: Rubber Crazy
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