On-the-spot comedy with The EDGE Improv May 4
Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA
The Edge Improv has performed to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA for nearly two decades. On the first Saturday of each month, the troupe presents an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. The troupe’s riotous antics have earned a devoted community of followers and inspired rave reviews from audience members. That’s because the audience plays a huge role in the success of each performance.
The troupe enjoys a loyal following and that established bond makes a difference in the quality of the show. “In some venues, you have to spend the first 10 minutes winning the audience over before things warm up,” said player Susan MacPherson. “On Bainbridge Island, they go straight for the cliff from the start.”
The EDGE also credits Bainbridge audiences for being smarter than their average hecklers. “It’s Tolstoy vs. American Idol,” said troupe member John Ellis.
The EDGE troupe members include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman.
The EDGE Improv appears first Saturdays all year at BPA, and their next performance is May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
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