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Elizabethan style improv comes to Illinois College
The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform at Illinois College as part of the Fine Arts Series on Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Sibert Theatre.

Based on one audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thees” and “thous” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare.

An evening with the ISC could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults or persons in disguise. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy or history. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed or written. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new.

Individual concert tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series cost $15. The concert series offers free admission to students of all ages, regardless of where they attend school.

Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3069 or fas@ic.edu for complete ticket information. Greater detail about each performance is available at www.ic.edu/fas.

About The Improvised Shakespeare Company: Founded in 2005, the group has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences at the world famous iO Theater in Chicago for over seven years. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the Unites States with its national touring company. The ISC has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. It has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, has been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation and has received a New York Nightlife Award for “Best Comedic Performance by a Group.”
 

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