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.
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