The College of the Desert Theatre Arts Department presents
“THE IMPROV GAMES 4”
An Evening of Theatre in Which the Audience Directs the Show
Friday, April 18th, 8:00 pm
Location: Theatre Too (on the Palm Desert campus of College of the Desert)
The COD Dramatic Arts Company is set for another night of the hit comedy series “The Improv Games.” The show will feature a raucous evening of original material and improvisational comedy.
“The audience will literally dictate everything the performers do on stage,” says Director & COD Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tres Dean. “Improvisation is the foundation of so many aspects of acting and performing. Improv calls upon the performer to think on their feet, immediately bring a character to life, and fully commit to that character. When you add the unpredictable suggestions and guidance of the audience, you have the recipe for an extremely entertaining experience.”
Improvisational Theatre is the backbone of iconic television mainstays such as Saturday Night Live and “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”. It has also given birth to live venues and training facilities such as The Second City, The Groundlings, and The Upright Citizens Brigade.
The ensemble cast consists of current COD students and local professional performers including Jennifer Bennett and Tres Dean (currently training with the world famous improvisation studio “The Groundlings” in Hollywood) Renee Borgeau, Christopher A. Moody, Miranda Hane, Carson Graf, Ronda Williams, Mason McIntosh, Paul Mackey, Mari Kerber, Tamami Ono, and Gabriella St. Claire.
For ticket information and reservations, please call 760-776-7370 and visit the website at www.codperformingarts.com
. Tickets are $10. The performance is recommended for mature audiences for possible language.