Zenprov Comedy kicks of their 11th year of improv in Sedona with “SPACE: The Funny Frontier.”
If you’re a fan of UFOs, sci-fi or space exploration, you won’t want to miss this one-night only performance Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona.
Tickets are $12 per-sale, or $15 at the door.
Joining Zenprov on stage will be Sedona spoken word artist Gary Every. Gary will perform a five-minute cosmic-themed poem of his own creation. Using themes and ideas inspired from the poem, the troupe will launch into improvised performance, where they will invent characters, explore themes and tap into wisdom of the great Cosmic Giggle.
If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs both fast-paced short-form games as well as Chicago-style, long-from improvisations.
Everything is created in the moment, based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is rehearsed or scripted ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.
Also on the menu will be a glimpse into the future as first four volunteers take a one-way-trip to Mars on MARS ONE in the year 2030. What will happen when they get there? The audience gets to decide.
For more than decade now, Zenprov Comedy has tapped into the rich source material that comes from living in a community steeped in spiritual seeking, UFOs, vortexes, self-help gurus, psychics and radical vegans.
While Zenprov Comedy’s may start in the woo-woo culture of Sedona, their otherworldly performances are grounded in the fundamentals of rock-solid improv work, inventive satire, and their constant search for big truths hidden within the great Cosmic Giggle.
The Zenprov Comedy players embrace the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences — and often do. Laughter ensues.
The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Tom Shoemaker, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets early. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at zenprovcomedy.com, or in person at the box office for $15 the night of the show with check, cash or credit card.
The Mary D. Fisher Theater is located across the street from the Harkins Movie Theater on 2030 St. Rt. 89A.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows are rated PG-13 (Shows may contain adult material, themes and language) and run approximately 90 minutes.
Visit ZenprovComedy.com to learn more.