T.G.I.F. and Saturday Gigantic Improv Shows at Villain Theater

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  • $6 for one general-admission ticket to an 8 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. show ($11.54 value)
  • $3 for one general-admission ticket to an 11 p.m. show ($6.27 value)
  • $9 for one general-admission night pass to all three shows ($16.82 value)

T.G.I.F. (Friday night)

  • 8 p.m.: Chasing Tales—House ensembles improvise original pieces based on an audience suggestion. The Lottery—Instructors and students play together, resulting in a fascinating blend of varied experience levels and insights. The May 20th show will feature sketch show New Sketch On The Block instead of The Lottery.
  • 9:30 p.m.: VT-4 Performance Intensive—Graduates of Villain’s Performance Intensive course take the stage to demonstrate their advanced improv skills. Marvelloso Brothers—A four-person group composed of the theater’s co-founders and two other veterans put their experience to use in an improvised set showcasing the theater’s playful philosophy.
  • 11 p.m.: Comedy Clash—Two sides compete in a battle of short-form improv games such as Mad Libs, Freeze Tag, Chain Murder along with post-show karaoke.

Saturday Gigantic (Saturday night)

  • 8 p.m.: VT Ensemble—The house ensemble performs its signature improv format, String Theory. Tales From the Magic City—Members of the theater’s various ensembles improvise scenes based on real-life monologues from a special guest.
  • 9:30 p.m.: VT Ensemble—Another performance of String Theory by a different ensemble. Miami Noise Machine: The Improvised Musical—An audience suggestion inspires a brand-new, fully improvised musical complete with scenes, songs, and dance numbers.
  • 11 p.m.: YAS!—This LGBTQIA-friendly team improvises a format unique to their inclusive, playful style. The Mixer—Performers, students, and audience members improvise together based on suggestions from the DJ’s playlist along with post-show karaoke.

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About Villain Theater

Co-founded by Managing Director Peter Mir and Artistic Director Jeff Quintana, who studied and performed in some of Chicago's most illustrious improv theaters, Villain Theater showcases the art of Chicago-style longform improvisation, in which actors create full-length comedic pieces through emotionally grounded scenes and off-the-cuff collaboration. Though there are no age restrictions, the shows are completely unrated—so they may either be family-friendly or spin out into wild, brutally honest territory. Either way, Villain Theater stocks a full liquor bar onsite—no two-drink minimum—so adults can be equipped to spit out their whiskey with every laugh.

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