Improv group offers hilarious entertainment
Improv comedy is a form of live theater in which all or part is unplanned and a spontaneous response of the actors and actresses, usually referred to as the players. In this form of entertainment, a short scene or a question provoking a response is established. The show proceeds with unscripted dialogue, character development and action. Success depends on the quick wit of the players. Nobody knows what to expect from moment to moment and the result is usually hilarious entertainment.
With that little research definition in mind, my wife and I attended the April 25 performance of the Unstable Improv Troupe at the Angelus Theatre in Spanish Fork. It was a fast-moving series of skits that demonstrated considerable acting skill. You can’t help but be impressed by the quick thinking of these young people as they navigate the contrived situations of the play. We were laughing out loud so much we completely lost track of time, and the hour-and-a-half program was over when we thought it was just getting started. What a fun evening. two. Remember, it is improvisational play
The performers are primarily made up and each evening’s show will by definition of American Leadership Academy graduates. be different. The members of the troupe constantly The Angelus Theatre also fascinated change and that is where the Unstable us. It was built in 1912 by Joseph Hanson Improv Troupe name comes from. The and given that name at the time. It burned improv comedy troupe performs every in a fire in 1948 and was rebuilt in 1950 Tuesday evening in the historic Angelus still carrying the name Angelus Theatre. Theatre located at 165 N. Main in Spanish Sometime in the 1980s, it was renamed Fork. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the admission the Main Street Movies. In 1996, it was is a mere $3. What a price for live purchased by Boothe Brothers Music and entertainment, and you better believe my became the Boothe Brothers Performing wife and I will be back again in a week or Art Center. It has a seating capacity of 250 and has been used for concerts, recording sessions and live performances. Curt Gordon, an employee of Boothe Brothers Music since 1998, purchased the theater from the Boothes in February of 2016. He began a restoration project that is progressing as funds permit. In February 2017, the name was changed back to the Angelus Theatre to honor the original building. It continues as a performing art center and that is why they make it available on Tuesday nights to the Unstable Improv Troupe.
Members of the Unstable Improv Troupe are, from left: Alex Vaughn, Alyssa Tanner, Jake Chorister, Nick Savage, Scott Savage, Natalie Savage and Jarom Loch.