"Laugh Your Way To Better Marriage" Saturday, June 11 @ 7:30 Mary Fisher Theater Sedona, AZ.
June is a month filled with weddings, anniversaries and engagements, especially in Sedona! So join Zenprov Comedy for their one-night only completely improvised show “Marriage For Dummies” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, June 11 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona.
Zenprov plans to lampoon this venerable institutions from all angles— courtship, proposals, marriage, kids, divorce, until death do us part and beyond — are all fair game.
“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.”
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.
The audience is half our show,” said Derek Dujardin, director of the troupe. “For this performance, we’re going to focus a lot on love and relationships. We might interview a couple for five minutes on how they met and fell in love. Then re-play their love story as a science fiction film, a Western movie, and finally as a corporate training video. We also have our own twisted version of the ‘Dating Game’ that uses famous historical figures, in-animate objects, and zoo animals as bachelorettes.
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.