Gobble gobble, giggle giggle. Join Zenprov Comedy for an evening of spontaneous hilarity on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 PM at the Mary Fisher Theatre in Sedona. Tickets are $12 per sale, $15 at the door.
“Zenprov is the best comedy troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “People were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”
If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs fast-paced games and scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is rehearsed, scripted or prepared ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.
“Thanksgiving is just a week away, so this show will deal a lot with dysfunctional holiday family dramas, said Derek Dujardin the troupe’s director. “We're also going to randomly select a film description from last year's Sedona Film Festival catalog and then reenact it with bad dubbing. And, I think we’ll also celebrate the first Thanksgiving on Mars inspired by the movie 'The Martian', but with astronaut pilgrims and alien Indians.”
The troupe is excited to announce the addition of Mariah Adelson to the Zenprov family. Marah is an experienced improv actor who has studied with Alan Arkin and got her start playing with “The Abandon Minds.”
“Marah is one of the funniest people I know and it’s a great privilege to share the stage with her,” said Dujardin.
The Zenprov Comedy players embrace the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues.
The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Marah Adelson, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder. Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show.
Please note that Zenprov Comedy tickets will no longer be sold through Crystal Magic or Jerona Café. Instead, tickets can be purchased directly in-person from The Mary D. Fisher Theater box office or online at at this web site
The Mary Fisher Theater is located across the street from Harkin’s Movie Theater on 2030 St. Rt. 89A. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Shows are family friendly (rated PG-13) and run approximately 90 minutes.