The EDGE Improv 2017-2018
The EDGE Improv
First Saturdays all Year at 7:30 p.m. - September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, and August 4
Please Note: Patrons are requested to arrive no later than 7:20 p.m. prior to each performance. If you arrive after 7:20 p.m. you will still be guaranteed admission, but your seats may no longer be available.
You won’t want to miss The EDGE Improv’s first-Saturday performances at BPA, where the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the beginning of time. For more than two laughter-filled decades, The EDGE Improv has delivered ingeniously improvised first-Saturday evenings of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. The troupe performs to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA where the troupe’s gambols and shenanigans have earned a devoted community of followers seeking respite from life’s wearisome routines and worries.
Now available on vimeo on demand: "The EDGE at the MOVIES" is an 89-minute documentary produced by Liz Ellis and Matt Longmire featuring some of the more memorable scenes and moments from 2014 as well as interviews with The EDGE players about the group's 20-year history together. The film premiered at the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival on November 14, 2014 to a sold out audience at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Visit www.edgeatthemovies.com.
“The EDGE hopes the audience remembers…when we are on stage, the stage adds 70 to 80 pounds.” – Matty Whitman
“Only onstage with The EDGE is there an amusement park where you pay to sit in a hole, an elevator full of people taking a shower, and an exotic dancing car repair shop. All totally believable.” – Cynthia Lair
“The Edge is like therapy, but cheaper.” - Ken Ballenger, troupe member
“The Edge Improv is milk-through-the-nose funny. Really, I'm laughing right now.” – Rebecca Farwell, audience member
"Half of what I have learned from improv is exactly two times the third of what I've forgotten….you figure it out." - Matty Whitman, troupe member
“If you're up for some surprises then THE EDGE is your cup of tea. Or coffee. Or bottled spring water.” - Terence Wheer, author, actor and all-around good fellow
"We're visiting from California where we have nothing like this. Well, actually we have plenty like this. But not like this. I like this." - Dr. and Mrs. Lionel Pendelman
“The name of our group came from a discussion about improvisational performing. I started to ‘get it’ after a horrible scene where we stood on the edge of a volcano and talked about jumping. I later realized that a scene doesn’t really start until you jump. The fun, the craziness, the oddities all happen during freefall. To me, good improv is fun in freefall.” – Ken Ballenger