Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14th @ 7 PM
Old Town Center for Arts in Cottonwood, AZ.
Is laughter the ultimate aphrodisiac? Find out: Join the Zenprov Comedy this Valentine’s Day for the ultimate love fest of spontaneous funny in a show titled “A Laugh@Love.” The fun starts at 7 PM on Friday, Feb. 14. Prices are $15 advance, $18 at the door and $20 for priority seating.
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“This is our first-time back to the OTCA in seven years, so we’re excited to play in this great venue hopefully create new fans who haven’t seen us before,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy. “Valentine’s Day one of favorite times to perform because so much of improvisational comedy comes down playing relationships.”
For more than decade now, Zenprov Comedy has tapped into the rich source material that comes from living in a community steeped in spiritual seeking, UFOs, vortexes, self-help gurus, psychics, radical vegans and endless roundabouts. While Zenprov Comedy’s may start in the woo-woo culture of Verde Valley, their otherworldly performances are grounded in the fundamentals of rock-solid improv work, inventive satire, and their constant search for big truths hidden within the great Cosmic Giggle.
“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.”
If you’ve never been to one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”The troupe performs a mix of fast-paced improvised scenes created in the moment based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or prepared ahead of time, so it’s never the same show twice.
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.
“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 Shaeri Richards, troupe member. “And it’s funny too.”
The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Shaunn Cochran, Tom Shoemaker, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
Tickets are $5 advanced, $18 at the door and $20 priority seating. This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please arrive early or purchase ticket at least day ahead. Shows run about two hours with 15 minute intermission and are rated PG-13 with some adult material.
Call 928-634-0940 to learn more.
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