Impro Theatre's "Chekhov UnScripted"

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Impro Theatre's
"CHEKHOV UNSCRIPTED"
A completely improvised live-streamed play in the style of Anton Chekhov

A prolific writer of short stories and other forms, Anton Chekhov wrote only a handful of full-length plays, but they revolutionized theatre. Starting with audience suggestions, Impro Theatre improvises a new Chekhovian world populated by people who dream of a different life, all the while dealing with the everyday unpredictability of feeling love, disillusionment and the certain catastrophe that is the next moment.

Impro Theatre has reformatted our shows for live-streaming and are making them available online for free. For more information and weblinks, go to http://improtheatre.com/

Reviews

Recently, I binged on Impro Theatre Company’s live, spontaneous offerings, including “Chekhov Unscripted.” The suggestion, “Broken Stables and a Lake,” brought to mind Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard. The ongoing sources of humor were found in the actors – Kari Coleman, Kelly Holden Bashar, Dan O’Connor, Mike Rock and Paul Rogan – falling effortlessly into the stereotypes familiar to any Chekhovian aficionado.The technical improvisors (Arlo Sanders and Cory Wyszynksi) were the unsung heroes. Not only do they control the ever-changing backgrounds, but they oversaw the improvised editing on the fly and sometimes, their switching back and forth contributed to the laughter.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ShowMag - ...read full review


Recently, I binged on Impro Theatre Company’s live, spontaneous offerings, including “Chekhov Unscripted.” The suggestion, “Broken Stables and a Lake,” brought to mind Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard. The ongoing sources of humor were found in the actors – Kari Coleman, Kelly Holden Bashar, Dan O’Connor, Mike Rock and Paul Rogan – falling effortlessly into the stereotypes familiar to any Chekhovian aficionado.The technical improvisors (Arlo Sanders and Cory Wyszynksi) were the unsung heroes. Not only do they control the ever-changing backgrounds, but they oversaw the improvised editing on the fly and sometimes, their switching back and forth contributed to the laughter.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ShowMag - ...read full review