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Kimmel Center Presents

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Friday
Jun 07, 2019
Saturday
Jun 08, 2019
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Overview

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are they! The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!

Show History

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold-out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company. They have 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. The ISC has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in LA (Best of LA-LA Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation).

“…the show channels Monty Python as often as the Bard, and frequently with sly-witted results.” -The Chicago Tribune

Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious.
-TimeOut Chicago

“It was one of the funniest, most amazing things I’ve ever seen.”
-The Charleston City Paper Online

“One of the most reliably clever and funny improv troupes in the country”
-The New York Times

"A dazzling display of clever repartee"- Edge Miami 

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Run Time: 90 Minutes

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