Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but Impro Theatre allows Austen fans to consider what could have been.
The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in costume, improvising a brief “playlet” in the style of Austen, then answering questions from the audience.
The show is based on audience suggestion, so every performance is a new play, completely improvised, and uniquely its own.
“One of the funniest evenings in town…An amazing comedy troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes.” Los Angeles Times Magazine
“Impro Theatre’s gift lies in far more than improv’s expected one-liners and zingers—rather, their gift is the more subtle and complex art of storytelling…Austen would be pleased, indeed.” Laist.com
This Saturday, Vroman’s will host a taste of Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen Unscripted while the full performance can be seen starting February 8th at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Carrie Hamilton Theater, Pasadena Playhouse
Friday, Feb. 8th through Sunday, April 14th
Officially, Thursday, Feb. 14th is Opening Night
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101
Performances on Friday & Saturdays with Sunday matinee
General admission, $20-$30; purchase tickets here