What You'll Get
He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon to Roving Imp Theater & Coffee House in Bonner Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to an improv comedy show and two specialty coffees (up to a $22.10 value).
- For $15, you get to attend any four comedy classes (up to a $60 value).
Roving Imp Theater & Coffee House—the only improv venue in Kansas—showcases the madcapped, off-the-cuff antics of improvateurs culled from across the U.S. and abroad. Comedic illusionists conjure one-act plays, making characters, scenes, and plots appear out of thin air using a complicated system of smoke, mirrors, and audience suggestions. The schedule changes as regularly as the star performer in a one-man adaptation of Cats, but recurring acts include Serial Cereal, an improvised sitcom that follows a family of wrestlers through weekly episodes, and RI Spectacular, a Whose Line Is It Anyway?-style game show.
Clear giggling gullets with two 16-ounce specialty drinks from the café ($3.55 each), with options such as Snape, a potion of vanilla and Irish cream, or the Palpatine, chocolate and amaretto hand-mixed with intergalactically imported lightsabers.
Rogue audience members who want to burst through the fourth wall can hone their chuckle-inducing craft over the course of four improv classes. Sunday Warriors, an introductory class ($30, Sundays, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.), eases small groups of the droll-to-be into scriptless acting with games and exercises. Actors with previous training can develop characters, quips and quick-wits in Robot Parade (Mondays, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.), an intermediate course, or Level 3 (Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.), a class designed for performers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for comedy show option only. Limit 1 per person for classes option. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required for classes; subject to availability. Seating is first-come first-serve. Not valid for resale. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.