Jet City Improv brings laughs to the U District. — Photo courtesy of Jet City Improv
For their latest feature-length improvised comedy American Glory, which runs through May 23, 2014, quick-witted actors create an episode of a Sorkin-esque show built around an institution suggested by audience members (basically, anything but the White House). Think topics ranging from Girl Scouts and National Parks to a really good American steakhouse.
Audience members at these shows have come to expect "breakneck banter and, of course, the signature walk-and-talk," and the newest production will not disappoint.
"Every performance of American Glory tells a brand new story of morality, modernity, nostalgia and politics, all surrounding an American institution suggested by the audience (like the evening news or baseball, which Sorkin has also covered) that will replace the White House at the center of the story," say the show's directors.
Rain or shine, the talented cast members at Jet City think on their feet. — Photo courtesy of Jet City Improv
Jet City puts on improvisational scene- and game-based theater, much like TheaterSports, ComedySportz or Whose Line is it Anyway.
Shows take place every Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Logistically speaking, each show lasts about 90 minutes, and parking is available on the street, usually within one block of the theater.
Want some snacks and bevvies to complement your comedy? At the concession stand, find popcorn, candy, soda, beer, juice, wine and hard lemonade. Most shows also feature a fully-stocked bar in the back.
The cast features some of Seattle’s best improvisers and actors: Molly Arkin (Jet City Improv's Upside Downton), Jon Axell (Jet City Improv's Upside Downton), Nathan Cox (Jet City Improv’s The Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan!), Amalia Larson (Jet City Improv’s The Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan!), Mandy Price (Jet City Improv's Upside Downton), Tim Tracey (Unexpected Productions' Skid Road), Elicia Wickstead (Jet City Improv's Upside Downton) and Douglas Willott (Jet City Improv's Election Show).
For upcoming show info, visit JetCityImprov.com.
Enjoy the laughs!