Chicago Improv Shakespeare Theatre
Southern Idaho residents won’t have to travel far to see one of the nation’s most sought after improv groups, iO Theater’s Improvised Shakespeare Company. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at CSI’s Fine Arts Auditorium as the finale to this year’s Operation Change, a fundraiser by the CSI Student Senate.
Improvised Shakespeare lives on the edge with every show, whether in their home theater in Chicago or on the road. Besides being witty and light on their feet, all the members of the cast are also very familiar with the works of Shakespeare. Reviewers around the country applaud their brand of off-the-cuff comedy that includes star-crossed lovers, swordplay, persons in disguise, comedies, tragedies, and comedies disguised as tragedies. Each play is brand new because it’s all unscripted. The iO Theater has been the career birthplace for stars including Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, and other well-known comedians.
The recipient of this year’s Operation Change fundraising is Prescott Hanni, a young local boy who has numerous medical issues including immune deficiency, myopathy, and food allergies. His parents have taken him to many specialists in Utah and Idaho as well as to the Mayo Clinic.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction in the Fine Arts foyer. Items up for bid will include certificates from local restaurants and other prizes. Tickets at the door are $15 per person. Children 12 and under will be admitted with a donation. Free CSI student tickets are available while they last at the Student Activities office on the second floor of the Student Union