Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for two tickets to see GreenRoom Productions’ Unscripted Improv (up to $24 value)
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Date and Venue Options
- Friday, January 3, at 8 p.m. at Hemmens Cultural Center
- Saturday, January 11, at 7 p.m. at Cosman Theater
- Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m. at Hemmens Cultural Center
- Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at Cosman Theater
GreenRoom’s crack team of performers strings together hilarious, family-friendly sketches in its 90-minute Unscripted Improv shows. Inspired by Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the group eschews rehearsed bits and memorized jokes from popsicle sticks in favor of freshly hatched scenes based on audience suggestions. Uproarious pieces include games in which teams compete for chuckles and long-form narratives inspired by the crowd’s volunteered life stories. A live pianist accompanies improvised songs with tunes crafted on the fly.
When a group of students at Elgin’s Judson University found out the school’s theater program had been shut down, they might have devoted themselves to more reliable career paths such as finance or badger taming. Instead, they banded together to found their very own performance troupe: GreenRoom Productions. Centered around improvisational comedy, the company’s core members host twice-monthly shows where they entertain audiences with off-the-cuff sketches and games. The collective also performs musicals and plays, with recent productions including Urinetown and Clue The Musical.