July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30-8:30pm
Hitting the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton on Wednesday evenings this July is Creatures of Impulse, the City of Pleasanton's award-winning teen improv troupe, delivering four lively episodes of angst, heartbreak, teen drama, and total improvised hilarity: "Tri-Valley High: THE SERIES 2017."
The Bay Area's one-and-only live serialized, improvised teen "soap opera" plays out at 7:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19, and 26. Fans are welcome to see single performances as a satisfying "stand alone," or come to all four for a full-effect experience.
Audience suggestions help create the characters, location, and plot for the interactive and unscripted adventures. NOTE: This show is best suited for ages 12 and up.
Ranging in age from 15-17, this year's "Tri-Valley High" cast members are: Amador Valley High School's Kinsey Ferrera, Bethany Chase, Aisha Mendonca, and Donovan Napoli; Jared Sigman hails from Foothill High School, and Shef Ramakrishna is at Las Positas.
Is it really improvised? "During brush-up rehearsals, cast is not allowed to discuss what can happen, only what has happened," says COI founder and facilitator Mark Duncanson, himself a professional Bay Area actor and improv-er, who developed his love for long-form, story-based improv in 1994 when he was cast in "Liquid Soap," an improvised episodic soap-opera based out of San Francisco. "Plus the cast vows not to discuss show outside of rehearsal so the stories are truly improvised. In addition, I ask them to commit to watching a teen soap opera during the run so we can nail the tropes of the genre."
Creatures of Impulse's efforts have been lauded state-wide, not only for their high caliber training and performances, but also for their community and local business out-reach, offering theatrical improvisation classes, workshops, camps, and performances that bring youth and teens together to engage in the supportive culture of teen improv.
Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Students $5, General $10.
City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
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