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Jane Austen UnScripted (Special Guests) Print
Friday, September 09, 2011, 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM (105 mins approx)




"Jane Austen UnScripted" (Special Guests)
An improvised play in the style of Jane Austen

About The Show
Jane Austen only wrote six novels in her lifetime, but they are some of the most beloved tales of love and misunderstanding, wit and wisdom, and passion and betrayal ever written. Now, for the first time in two centuries, Impro Theatre will deliver a new Jane Austen story every night.  Passionate, willful women flirt and verbally joust with handsome, brooding young noblemen.  Hearts are broken, secrets are revealed and true love wins out in the end. Or does it? The essence of Austen’s brilliant and timeless romantic comedies and social satires is brought faithfully to life by this expert team of funny and gifted actors, whose recent explorations of great literary figures include Shakespeare, Dickens, Sondheim, and Tennessee Williams.



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Directed By
Dan O’Connor and Paul Rogan

Produced by Impro Theatre and Eastman Productions in association with the 142 Throckmorton Theatre.

 

Rave reviews for Jane Austen UnScripted:

Goldstar Roar of the Crowd Award Winner (highest member rated event)

 

“HILARIOUS… One of the funniest evenings in town …quite unbelievable, actually… an amazing comedy troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes… a stunning feat of performance and literary wizardry…magic… you gotta go”   Annie Gilbar, LA Times magazine

 

“HILARIOUS… terrific…  the sold-out crowd ate it all up - comic gold… a delectably smart, tasty treatmega talented… I’m anxious to see the group again.”   Pat Launer, San Diego News Network

 

“HILARIOUS” Lindsay Williams-Ross, the LAist

 

“BREATHTAKING WIT…11 first rate comedians.  If there is such a thing as humane comedy, this would be it” Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

 

“BRILLIANT… gorgeous period costuming and language” Kate West Reviews

 

“RAZOR SHARP COMEDY” Mary Montoro, Entertainment Today

 

“OUTSTANDING… absolutely not to be missed" SoCal

 

“TOUR DE FORCE… long form improvisation at its finest… marvelous and gifted group of actors… there will be laughter…oodles of it.  This is a show you can easily see a second time.” Audrey Linden, Wehonews.com

 

"I LOVED Jane Austen improv!" CoolGrrrls.com

 

“AMAZING wit and accuracy…The inspired silliness and skill of this experienced impro troupe makes one want to see everything they do.”  Laura Hitchcock, Curtain Up

 

“SENSATIONALsmash hit … ingenuity, imagination, and hilarity… improv artists at the top of their field… must see theater  that many will want to see more than once, if only to witness these gifted improv actors create an entirely different story, all the while remaining faithful to the style and values of Jane Austen. The novelist would be pleased indeed.  Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

 

About the directors:

Dan O'Connor is a third generation San Franciscan.  He began his career at A.C.T’s young conservatory performing in Peer Gynt, Horatio, and the very first Christmas Carol on the Geary stage.  He is a founding member of BATS Improv.  He has directed hundreds of shows for LA Theatresports and Impro Theatre most recently he co-directed Shakespeare UnScripted which recently toured to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland with Brian Lohmann and Sondheim UnScripted at Theatre/Theater and Theater Asylum with Michele Spears.  Dan has directed Sons and Daughters a Broadway Video/Universal NBC one-hour hybrid for ABC and Campus Ladies a Principato/Young production for Oxygen.  Dan recently traveled to Australia to direct an improvised musical for Impro Melbourne at the Melbourne Fringe.  He is very happy to be sharing directing duties once again with Paul Rogan.

 

Paul Rogan is a recent transplant from London, where he was one of England’s foremost improv creators, performing, teaching, devising and directing, and was at the forefront of development of long form improv in the UK. He has represented England at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival three times, and at international festivals and tournaments.  He performed with Eddie Izzard and Friends in London, and in the improvising double act The Sean Connery Brotherhood with Patrick Marber. 

 

About Impro Theatre:

Impro Theatre is an Unscripted Repertory theatre company. Since 1988 Impro Theatre (formerly LA Theatresports) has brought innovative unscripted theatre to Los Angeles and the world.  The company has performed at festivals from Amsterdam to New Zealand receiving standing ovations, critical praise and first place awards.  The company’s goal is to take the core narrative and style elements of great playwrights and writers and create a new play using nothing but the essence of the author’s work and an audience suggestion. This is their first L.A. show after their hugely acclaimed run of Tennessee Williams Unscripted, also at Theatre Asylum, and they are currently preparing a summer run of Shakespeare UnScripted at Theatre of the Arts in Hollywood, after last year’s well-received performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Los Angeles Independent Shakespeare Festival.

 

Artistic Director: Dan O’Connor

Associate Artistic Director: Brian Lohmann

 

www.improtheatre.com


Ticket Prices:

$30 online
$30 door
$25 seniors
$25 students


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