Improv Comedy @ The Bridge

Posted on March 25, 2011 by

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Bent on trying something a little different this weekend? So are the members of the Bent Theatre, who are putting on a unique alternative rock improv performance this Friday night, hosted by the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.

The Bent Theatre is an improv comedy troupe based in Charlottesville.  Established in 2004, the group was founded by Jenn Horne, who started it by teaching improv classes above Sylvia’s Pizza. Today, the Bent Theatre is recognized as a notable, popular local entertainment option. And now, they’re teaching official improv classes at Play On Theatre!

The Bent Theatre’s performance this weekend merges “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and the New York underground stand-up scene, tying it all together with the sketch comedy stylings of Second City. Whether you’re looking for music, art, dance, or comedy, you can experience it all for a mere $5!  However, note that this is not recommended for children.

Past performances of the Bent Theatre include improvised versions of everything ranging from pop culture parodies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Harry Potter, to an improvised tribute, to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Curious? You should be. So do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on a night of pure entertainment and fun!

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What: Comedy Under the Bridge: An Alternative Improv Experience
Where: 209 Monticello Rd (across the Belmont Bridge from the Downtown Mall)
When: 8pm, Friday the 25th

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