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One audience suggestion sets in motion a night of laughs in the spirit of William Shakespeare as The Improvised Shakespeare Company brings its unique brand of humor to Lakeland College's Krueger Fine Arts Series.
The Improvised Shakespeare Co. will perform on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Lakeland's Bradley Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for non-Lakeland students and can be reserved by contacting Deb Fale at (920) 565-1536.
You'll marvel as The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style right before your 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 Shakespeare.
The evening could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise and all that we've come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy or history. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater for over four years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company.
The ISC has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. It has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group".
The ISC was recently honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its "Ensemble of the Year".