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SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival

January 20 & 21, 2017

The SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival is two days of almost-but-not-quite non-stop improv comedy. Each day features a marathon-style lineup of sets by performers from around the world. The fest is set to return January 20-21, 2017 and will feature headline performances by The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Hunter Nelson & Terry Withers’ “David Mamet’s The New David Mamet Play.”
Tickets:
Buy Tickets Friday (1/20):
  • In Advance: $16 | $15 student & senior | $14.50 ArtsQuest Member
  • Day of Show: $19 | $18 student & senior | $17 ArtsQuest Member
Saturday (1/21):
  • In Advance: $25 | $23.50 student & senior | $22.50 ArtsQuest Member
  • Day of Show: $29 | $27 student & senior | $26 ArtsQuest Member
Improvised Shakespeare Company
Improvised Shakespeare COmpany

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes!

Hunter Nelson & Terry Withers: David Mamet’s The New David Mamet Play
A Hilarious Spoof Of A Modern Classic – Comedic Improvisers Hunter Nelson & Terry Withers are veteran performers and teachers at some of the most notable improv comedy institutions in the country, including the UCB Theatre, Magnet Theatre, Baltimore Improv Group & Reckless Theatre. While they insist David Mamet has retained them to workshop his newest, ever changing script, audiences are certain they make up each “workshop” as they go. And nothing could delight them more than the improvised madness these two pros deliver, always in a pitch perfect tone matching Mr. Mamet’s more famous works. The New David Mamet play was developed by The Reckless Theatre in NYC, with an abundance of bravery and generosity.
Schedule of Performances

Friday, January 20

Fowler Blast Furnace Room

  • 6:00pm The Ceremonial First “Yes and” Ceremony
  • 6:15 #News (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 6:30 Kilimanjaro (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 6:45 Burritos and Mascara (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 7:00 Windows 98 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 7:20 Dole Whip (New York, NY)
  • 7:40 Sad Trombone (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 8:00 Local Spot (Baltimore, MD)
  • 8:15 Trophy Wives (New York, NY)
  • 8:30 Cat Sweaters (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 9:00 Hunter Nelson & Terry Withers’ David Mamet’s The New David Mamet Play (Baltimore, MD)
  • 10:00 The Associated Mess (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 10:30 Flumplenarfs (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 10:50 Clown Boy (New York, NY)
  • 11:10 The Quitters (Washington, D.C.)
  • 11:25 Cranks and Pulleys (Lehigh Valley, PA
  • 11:45 Fux (New York, NY)
  • 12:00am Improv Jam!

Saturday, January 21

Fowler Blast Furnace Room

  • 12:00pm York High School (York, PA)
  • 12:15 UiP (Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA)
  • 12:30 A Spork in the Road (New York, NY)
  • 12:45 The Hobo Army (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1:00 The No Parking Players (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1:30 Cast Party (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 1:45 Two Guys at a Bar (New York, NY)
  • 2:00 Jed & Dan (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 2:15 History of the Future (Manchester, CT)
  • 2:35 The Wrasslers (New York, NY)
  • 2:55 Classy and Relevant (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 3:15 Dojo Spaceship (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 3:35 Yukon Mummies (North America, The World)
  • 3:55 Solo Sleepover (Harrisburg, PA)
  • 4:15 The Best of OK Cupid (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 4:35 Playground (New York, NY)
  • 4:55 Madeline (Washington, D.C.)
  • 5:15 Crisis: An Improvised Comic Book (New York, NY)
  • 5:30 Metropolis (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 5:50 How Time Works (Boston, MA)
  • 6:10 PLUR (New York, NY)
  • 6:30 Aunt Merica (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 6:50 Remote Possibilities (Baltimore, MD)
  • 7:20 Just Us (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 7:40 Dream Carnival (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 8:00 My Privacy (New York, NY)
  • 8:15 The High Scores (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 8:30 ManDudeBro (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 9:00 Improvised Shakespeare Company (Chicago, IL)
  • 10:30 Team Lopez (New York, NY)
  • 11:00 Stevedore (New York, NY)
  • 11:30 The Fourtets (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 11:45 DISTANCE (New York, NY)
  • 12:00am Aliens that are Ancient (Lehigh Valley, PA)
  • 12:15 Bronson (New York, NY)
  • 12:45 Fresca (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1:00 Dark Sneak Love Action (New York, NY)
  • 1:15 Matt and Dan’s Puppet Nightmare (Lehigh Valley, PA & New York, NY)
  • 1:30 Closing Improv Jam!
 
Workshops

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