IRTE: THE GROOVY GANG ADVENTURES

Genre: Comedy, Musical
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy • Directed by Pat Shay

 

 

For Immediate Release
Contact Jay Michaels 646-338-5472 or wrightgroupny@gmail.com

What has four letters and is funnier the second time?
I R T E !


New York -- The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble returns after a highly successful premiere season filled with full houses, standing Os, and glowing praise. IRTE’s six-month tour included stand-out showings at The Peoples Improv Theater, Luca Lounge, the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, and the Parkside Lounge. Peppering each jestful jam session were talented musical guests like Jessica Delfino, Alexis Thomason, Jason Soffer, Mindy Raf, Ben Lerman, Amy Albert, Caroline Eckman, Summer and Eve, Taylor Ferrera, and The Vigilante!

Their banner year culminated with official selection in the 2012 Portland Improv Festival and the 2013 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival.

Raves included:
"A clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase" Bob Greene, Outerstage

"A great show that included enough specifics to satisfy my inner-geek and also stood on its own as a delightful long-form improvisation... smart, grounded comedy" 
Marcia Sofley, Improvisation News
For its second season, IRTE joins with Gotham City Improv to present their entire season at GCI's theater at 48 West 21st, 8th Floor, Buzzer #801

Season Opener:

THE GROOVY GANG ADVENTURES
Saturdays, April 6 & 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept by Nannette Deasy • Directed by Pat Shay
Jinkies! The Groovy Gang is up to their old tricks in IRTE's latest long-form improvisational comedy. Join your favorite band of teen sleuths and their talking alligator drummer Chompers, as they solve yet another spooky mystery.
Special Mid-Week Showing at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NYC, 212.563.7488
Wednesday April 10, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $5

The fun continues with ... 

INTERLUDES 2063
Saturdays, May 4 & 18 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Alex Decaneas
Well met, mutants! IRTE improv returns to perform as INTERLUDES. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, INTERLUDES is the last regional touring theater company taking bookings. Based on audience suggestions, this menagerie of performers will astonish with comic tales of days past – if they don’t kill each other first!
Special Mid-Week Showing at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NYC, 212.563.7488
Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $5

vIRTEgo CIRCUS
Saturdays, June 1, 15, 29 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Nannette Deasy
In the back roads of Anywhere, USA, a traveling carnival of lost souls and circus misfits perform games and scenes based entirely on your wicked suggestions. vIRTEgo Circus! Something funny this way comes!

SPACE PROBE
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept by Robert Baumgardner
The crew of the SS Buzz Aldrin flounders in deep space. Their only option...get a tow to the nearest planet from AakAak Towing. One problem, AakAak only takes payment in the local currency of Grudax.
Follow our intrepid crew as they improvise life among the aliens of a planet they know absolutely nothing about. Will our explorers get off, or will they get...PROBED?

THE CLIQUE
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 @ 8:00 p.m.
Original Concept and Directed by Jeff O’Leary
You got what it takes to hang with the cool kids? What are you: a burn-out, band geek, goth kid, jock, bookworm, skater, emo kid, cheerleader, stoner dude, preppy wannabe, choir kid, drama nerd? IRTE presents an evening of long-form improv based on the high school experiences of one of our audience members. And that audience member could be you!

 

 

MUSICAL GUESTS: 

Jessica Delfino (http://www.jessicadelfino.com/) will be the musical guest on April 6th.

Summer & Eve (http://www.summerandeve.com) will be the musical guest on the April 10th PIT show.

Mr. Big Head (http://mrbighead13.webs.com/) will be the musical guest on April 20th.

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNT FOR THE GOTHAM SHOWS: 

$3 discount tickets to high school and college students to all of the Gotham shows with advance reservation. 
In order to take advantage of the offer, students must email IRTEinfo@gmail.com and reference the offer.

3 for $3 group rate for the Gotham shows. For reservations of three or more people, we can offer groups $3 discounted tickets.. Just email us at IRTEinfo@gmail.com and reference this offer.

 

 

GET A TASTE OF IRTE BEFORE OPENING: http://www.meetup.com/Comedy-Tawks/

featuring Nannette Deasy,  Wednesday, April 3 at 5pm.

 

LISTEN TO THEIR INTERVIEW on Dennis Has a Podcast.   

http://www.dennishasapodcast.com/2013/03/episode-86-irte-improv.html


All weekend performances will be at Gotham City Improv • All tickets are $6 • Call 212-367-8222

All members of IRTE are available for interviews • Call Jay Michaels at 646-338-5472 for more information.

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About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

Open:   04/06/13
Close:   04/20/13

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For its second season, IRTE joins with Gotham City Improv to present their weekend shows, Saturdays, April 6 & 20 @ 8:00 p.m., at GCI's theater at 48 West 21st, 8th Floor, Buzzer #801

PLUS
A Special Mid-Week Showing at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NYC, 212.563.7488
Wednesday April 10, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $5

Theater:   Gotham City Improv
Address:   158 West 23rd
New York, NY
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Cost:All weekend performances will be at Gotham City Improv • All tickets are $6 • Call 212-367-8222 All members of IRTE or Call: at