“One of the most reliably clever and funny improv troupes in the country” (The New York Times), The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates on-the-spot Elizabethan masterpieces replete with ridiculously rhymed couplets, adroit asides, and riotous repartee. Based on a single audience suggestion (the title of a show that has never been written), these agile thespians conjure characters from thin air to deliver a wholly original plot and dialogue for the first time; if ever the audience is wondering where the story is going… so are they!
In residence on campus the week of September 23 to teach and perform, members of The Improvised Shakespeare Company join professor of theater Michael O’Neill for conversation and a bit of lunchtime fun. Learn about the craft of improvisation and their particular brand of Elizabethan artistry. “Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious” (TimeOut Chicago).
Free for all! No tickets required. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.