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SuperNova: Impromptu Splendor

Intelligent, hilarious theatre

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I saw a really funny play last night called The Steamy Root Cellar, but there’s no point recommending it to you, since it will never be seen again. You see, it was created by Impromptu Splendor, a talented group of actors who improvise one-act plays in the style of famous playwrights. While the sets and costumes are chosen to reflect the play’s style, the content is made up on the spot with a few prompts gleaned from a short chat with the audience at the beginning of the show. Last night’s show had the all the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams play (think velvety Southern accents, alcoholism and sublimated sexual desires) but the plot careened off in crazy, hilarious directions involving preserves and pickled babies. Believe me when I say I’m not doing justice to describing just how funny and clever (not to mention surprisingly poetic) these actors are. Judge for yourself and don't miss Impromptu Splendor's one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Where: Neptune Studio
When: May 6 at 8:30 (Mamet)
May 7 at 8:30 (Chekhov)
May 8 at 4:30 (Wilde)
Tickets: $20 to $25

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