"Make America Zen Again" Saturday, Sept 10 @ 7:30 Mary Fisher Theater Sedona, AZ.
Is the election year getting you down?
Join Zenprov Comedy for their one-night only completely improvised show “Make America Zen Again!” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona.
“Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, we can all agree on one thing: this year has been anything but Zen for America,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov. “We felt it was high time we brought back some great laughs, good vibrations, and positive comedy to our little corner of the Republic.”
Similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Zenprov Comedy performs fast-paced, spontaneous comedic scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions and hands-on participation with the actors. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or rehearsed ahead of time. It’s completely made up in the moment, and never the same show twice.
“Zenprov Comedy is the best improv troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “People were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”
The troupe has been busy coming up with new improvised games to delight their audiences. One is called “Scar Stories” where audience members are invited to share the true story behind one of their scars. From accidents to operations, Zenprov will turn those imperfect body marks into light-hearted comedy.
“I’m excited about this new game we’ll be trying out for the first time,” said Dujardin. “I have no idea what kind of stories we’ll get or what it will inspire, but I trust we can make the tragic into magic.”
The troupe embraces 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, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
“Improv is a unique theatrical experience where audience and actors come together to create something magical and extremely alive right there in the moment,” said troupe member Shaeri Richards. “And it’s funny too.”
Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show. This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets early. Purchase ticket online at www.zenprovcomedy.com, or in person at Mary Fisher box office.
The Mary D. Fisher Theater is located across the street from Harkin’s Movie Theater on 2030 St. Rt. 89A. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Shows are PG-13 and run approximately 90 minutes. Visit www.ZenprovComedy.com to learn more.