Improvised Shakespeare Co. Performs at SOPAC February 24

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The following is from the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Improvised Shakespeare Jumping

Witness The Improvised Shakespeare Co. create a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on February 24th at 8 p.m.! In the unpredictably hilarious fashion of improvised comedy, the audience provides The Improvised Shakespeare Co. with suggestions for the title of a play that has yet to be written, let alone performed out loud!

Tickets are $28-$38. To purchase, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit

Each of the players has brushed up on their “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and the themes of the immortal bard, William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue you will see on stage is spoken for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if every you’re wondering where the story is going…so are the players! TimeOut Chicago calls it “smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious.” The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each performance is completely improvised and entirely new!

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The troupe has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. They have been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in L.A. (Best of L.A.-L.A. Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation).

SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization. SOPAC received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,

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