"Improv at AE!"
IMPROV at AE - The Streetlight People and The Five Deadly Improvisers
Two Nights Only: Sunday February 5th and 12th at 7 p.m.
$5 - $10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Improvised Theater at AE - a new experiment in scriptless performance by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley - featuring "The Streetlight People" and "The 5 Deadly Improvisers" with music by David Norfleet and Joey Hassid. There will be a special Zheng performance at intermission, an ancient classical instrument also known as the Chinese Zither, performed by Jing-Yi Chung
Scriptless and fearless, these improvisers will take the stage to create a performance inspired by you, the audience. In the first half, The Streetlight People will enact short scenes and games, and in the second half, the 5 Deadly Improvisers will create a story in the genre of kung-fu - all created on the spot, based on audience suggestions.
The Streetlight People are a Bay Area improvisation troupe, with over two dozen sold out performances to their credit since 2008. You can find out more about them at www.thestreetlightpeople.com
The 5 Deadly Improvisers specialize in telling stories in the kung-fu genre. They won critical recognition after four consecutive wins in 2011 as part of the Bay Area Theater Sports Cave Match performance team. Find out more here: www.fivedeadly.com
Jing-Yi Chung began playing the chinese musical instrument, the Zheng, also known as the Chinese Zither, at the age of 7. Hailing from Taiwan, she has performed and competed at the national level.
Offered on TWO NIGHTS ONLY - Sunday Feb. 5th and Sunday Feb. 12th, 7 p.m. each night, at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave. (at Berryman) in North Berkeley. Conceived by Actors Ensemble member Lisa Wang. Tickets $5-$10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds), cash or check only. Doors/Box Office open at 6:30 p.m. Free curbside parking on Shattuck, Berryman, and Walnut (east side of Live Oak Park). Lots of dining opportunities nearby in the North Shattuck and Solano Avenue business districts.