ImprovBoston is giving people a chance to experience the scenes, stories, and monologues of Ira Glass' This American Life with the return of This Improvised Life, only this will be real life with an improv spin. The show is set to run Friday nights at 10 p.m. from September 14-October 19 on ImprovBoston's Mainstage. Tickets to each show cost $18 and $14 with a valid student ID. ImprovBoston is located at 40 Prospect Street. Tickets and more information are available online at www.improvboston.com.
Each week, the audience will pick a theme and the cast will deliver stories on the theme. This Improvised Life is an improv take on "This American Life." Each week a group of improvisers tackle a different theme and weave it into a collection of scenes, stories, and monologues - complete with a host.
The show is directed by Jeremiah Jordan. The cast includes some of ImprovBoston's top performers. The cast is: Camillo Aladro, Brian Donnelly, Carrie Drzik, Emily Holland, Jeremiah Jordan, Rachel Klein, Bryce Read, Dave Sawyer, John Serpico, Zach Ward, and Jennie Weiner.
People are inundated with a news cycle that focuses on national politics, issues, and many absurd stories," said Jeremiah Jordan, the show's director. "With that in mind, it is exciting to produce a show that puts an improv lens on everyday people in extraordinary circumstances. I'm thrilled to bring This Improvised Life back to ImprovBoston."
ImprovBoston is New England's home for comedy. Since 1982, ImprovBoston has used a fresh, funny approach to comedy, showcasing today's best performers and training tomorrow's stars. The premiere place for comedy in New England, ImprovBoston boasts a full calendar of the funniest shows in Boston and nationally-known education and corporate training programs. ImprovBoston is more than just a great Comedy Club-it's a recognized center for the evolving art of comedy. ImprovBoston is a registered 501(c)(3) and has been the New England region's leading theater and school dedicated to teaching and performing all forms of comedy for 30 years.It was voted "Best of Boston" by The Phoenix for 2009-2010, The Improper Bostonian, and The Weekly Dig. ImprovBoston presents a regular selection of the best improv, sketch, and stand-up for all audiences. Through their acclaimed comedy training program, the theater continues to develop the next generation of comedic talent to ensure that the next generation will keep on laughing.