Fringe-Prov: Making it up as they go along

The Arts Project
Shut the Front Door Improv
London, ON
Playwright: Shut The Front Door Improv
Featuring: Claire Brown, Ryan Holden, Andrew Jarvis, Kathleen Jackson,
Brandon Rudd and Sam Tall.
Improv. AKA making it all up based on audience suggestions.
Recommended for 14+ audiences
Sat., June 8th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Sun., June 9th,  10 – 11 p.m., Tues., June 11th, 6 – 7 p.m., Fri., June 14th, 10 – 11p.m., Sat., June 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Sun., June 16th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Running time:  50mins

*Warning – Fring-Prov does involve audience participation. You will be asked – not forced… but I guarantee you will find yourself either jumping in as a volunteer or calling out suggestions.

If you ever watched the show Whose Line Is It Anyways, you will have a pretty good idea what this show is about. If you have no clue…no worries – because anything I write will not prepare you for the fast-paced humor filled with double entendres, sexual innuendos and mention of awkward bodily functions.

During Saturday night’s show, a few of the audience favorites were Duet, First Date, You’re late for Work and Kick it. Duet involved an audience member being serenaded by two of the performers on stage… she was an excellent sport and received a T-shirt for being the subjected to some really bad lyrics and off key singing. Another favorite was First Date which involved a couple from the audience (they got T-shirts as well). The improve group attempted to act out this couple’s first date…their story motivated  along whenever a horn sounded (wrong interpretation) or bell rang (right on the money). The laughs would escalate if both participants agreed at the same time to something interpreted during this reenactment (eg. he farted a lot).

Now there are not spoiler alerts here…Shut the Front Door Improv promises to switch up the games throughout the Fringe run and there is a pretty good chance there will be a few different faces in the audience  – making a perfect combination for there to be a new laughs every night! Just ask anyone seen wearing one of their T-shirts!

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Trish West is preparing for a busy weekend reviewing as Fringe quickly approaches June 5-16th. She is excited to have the opportunity to join Elgin Theatre Guild doing something new while bringing their previous show Old Love by Norm Foster to London Sept 19 - 21st at The Arts Project and will be jumping in right after to join AlvergoRoot's production of Press Cuttings by Bernard Shaw Oct 30-Nov 2nd. This summer Trish will be busy creating art pieces to be used as the adjudicator's awards in this year’s London One Act Festival November 4-10, 2013. Plans for her own play Skin Deep are well underway and she is continually amazed at the support and interest that is gathering while preparing it to take the stage at TAP Mar 31- April 5th, 2014.