Thanks February Improv Night!

fruit stand Thanks everyone for a terrific Big Blue Door Improv Night at C’ville Coffee last night with performances by The Helix and Sleepover, plus a bonus Montage!

improv night copy The third Thursday of every month is Improv Night at C’ville Coffee with an ever-evolving roster of Charlottesville’s only longform improv comedy! For February, Improv Night featured Big Blue Door’s winter performance ensembles showcasing forms called The Helix and Sleepover.

helix The Helix creates a longform set from audience suggestions of places. Will May, Deborah Arenstein, Debby Prum, John Lawrence, Jason Megill, and Max Hoecker presented scenes from audience suggestions of a fruit stand, a confessional booth next to it, a police station down the block, and a library across town! We met a comic array of single parents, suspicious cops, lovelorn confessees, and shy library guests who give librarians their own books as gifts!

sleepover lineup The Sleepover creates a longform set from characters developed out of a unique ‘scultpure-garden’ of improvisers. Finn Mehigan, Nauder Namaky, Brian Weisbrod, Shawn Hirabayashi, Kirk Martini, Erik Swanson, and JP Riggle created characters from the audience member’s suggestion of advice they’ve heard recentl: “Avoid animal fat.” We traveled to a town in Michigan to meet an Armenian grandfather, his assimilated grandson, the grandson’s lover, the grandfather’s bus stop friend, and a hard-drinking bank staff!

less fat After intermission both groups joined together to run a quick montage from audience suggestions of ‘flan,’ ‘jazzercise,’ ‘sunscreen,’ and ‘latex.’

sunscreen Thanks to Shell at the door, our performers, our audience members, and everyone at C’ville Coffee!

the helix:sleepover copy 3 Big Blue Door’s next show is another performance of Sleepover and The Helix this Saturday at McGuffey Art Center! Don’t miss it! Check out all our February performances here.

improv 2 trophy Big Blue Door’s next show at C’ville Coffee will be our special St Patrick’s Day Improv Night on March 17th featuring two Improv II class showcases hosted by Big Blue Door veteran duo OK Stupid!

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