LAST RESORT

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Other
©Curt Dixon
Original Concept by Curt Dixon, Directed by Marc Adam Smith

When you're old and you know your time is short what do you do? Go on a kick-ass vacation! Thrill seeking seniors spare no expense at going out with a bang at this resort. To hell with laws and rules when you know you'll die soon anyway. Join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) at the ultra-exclusive Golden Sunset, the LAST RESORT you will ever need or want. IRTE mixes traditional theatrical storytelling with the excitement of off-the-cuff comedy for an improvised look at the "what-ifs" of life.  IRTE provides the basic framework, and you and your fellow audience members choose the items on the characters' bucket lists, which make up that evening's unique storyline. However, not all is as it seems at the Golden Sunset - Better not get in the way of these "oldies" and their ever accommodating staff, or you might just check out before they do!

Celebrating its fifth season, the award-winning group of trained actors work to develop, produce and perform a full season of original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation and following the basic model of seasonal repertory theatre. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. Adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters and you get a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country

Most recently, IRTE performed at the Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, three sea­sons of the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, two seasons of the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honor­ary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival. In July, they will be appearing at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the show, there may be some adult content. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.

Starring:

Robert Baumgardner, Nicole Beninato, Bill Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Cedric Lilly, and Jamie Maloney.

With live music performed by Mr. David Jay.


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:   06/10/16
Close:   06/18/16

Schedule:
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS June 10, 11, 17 & 18, 8:00-9:00pm:
6/10/2016
6/11/2016
6/17/2016
6/18/2016
Theater:   The Producers Club
Address:   358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$12 (Group discounts available)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: IRTE at (646) 620-5051