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School Holiday Shows*

 Thank God You’re Here     Jan 25                 10.10-11am 

Excelsior Hall – 12 Sudholz Place, Adelaide (off Flinders St)

Public $8 / Vacation Care Centres $7

* Designed for Vacation Care Centres, but all are welcome.

   Intro to Impro Course

This could be the last of our intensive weekend courses for a while as we switch back to extended, pre season, weekly trainings for 2008. Don’t put it off any longer. Start 2008 with a bang. Give us a call now.

 Sat  2 Feb   9-6pm PLUS

Sun 3 Feb  10.30-3.30pm & 7.30-9pm (family and friends show)  

North Adelaide Lutheran Church Hall, 139 Archer St North Adelaide Cost: $95

Sceneography Workshop

 Be part of our Fringe Season. During shows, create stage sets and support each scene by providing props, costumes, perhaps your own body and anything else that could help. This is a great way to improvise on stage for the first time.

 Sun 3 Feb   5-7pm & 7.30-9pm (family and friends show)         

Excelsior Hall, behind Bethlehem Lutheran Church 170 Flinders St Cost: $18

 Training & Selection Shows

 These shows will give all our new players a run, prepare us for the Fringe and select our top 12 players who will be performing in the Adelaide Fringe Festival “2008 Theatresports™”.

 Fri 8 Feb & Sun 10 Feb    7.30 pm   Excelsior Hall    Audience: $5.00


Adelaide Fringe Festival

  2008 Theatresports™ – Excelsior Hall

The tightest, jam packed season ever. No warm ups, no rookies and no mercy as the best 12 improvisers in S.A. battle through to the Finals in this Fringe Classic

Their performances however may only be curtain raisers to the no-holds-barred confrontation, likely to erupt between audience and judges. 

 2007 audiences were not satisfied with merely booing judges who delivered low scores. Offenders were showered with projectiles, and open violence was only just averted by a smooth talking M.C. This year all hell will break loose with the re-introduction of  “The Hanging Judge”. This law unto himself will terminate any scene that doesn’t tickle his fancy. Impro NOW! is considering issuing pieces of wet sponge for audience members to throw so more dangerous projectiles will be avoided.

 Sunday Night Starters:      Sun Feb 24, Mar 2, 9, 16      7 – 8pm

A $14, Con $12, Ch $10, Groups $12

 For Schools:                        Wed Feb 27, Thurs Mar 6    10 – 11am

A $14, Con $12, Ch $10, Groups $8                             

 Weekend Matinees:            Sat Mar 8, 15                          4 – 5pm

A $14, Con $12, Ch $10, Groups $12

 Finals Series:                       Sun Mar 30, April 6                7 – 8pm

A $18, Con $14, Ch $14, Groups $14


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21st Century -   Clash of the Theatre Titans

 SOLD OUT 2004, 2006 Taste test comedy Fringe performers from around the globe (there’s at least one person from Melbourne) as they take part in this battle of epic proportions. The winner stars in a   Thank God You’re Here style challenge, has the opportunity to perform their own fringe show ‘In a Minute’ and bragging rights for another year.    

 Mon Feb 25 & Mar 3              7.30 – 8.50pm     Tandanya

A $18, Con $14, Ch $12

 Grand Final: Mon Mar 10              7.30 – 8.50pm     Mercury Cinema

A $22, Con $18, Ch $14,


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Successful Fringe Promotion

 A special thanks to the following members of our State Junior Squad who helped us distribute fliers in the city on Friday and Saturday following the Fringe Guide launch. It was hugely successful distributing over 1400.

Volunteers: Kieran, Jordan, Peta, Julia, Nathan and Jade

 Be part of the fun

Contact us now if you would like to be a:

 Scorer                                              Front of house

Stage manager                                Sceneographer (snogger)

Sound & lights                                 Promotions

Prop creation                                   Meet and greet

Responsible for backstage snacks


Long Form Improv Workshop

with Chicago’s Kristen Studard

 Long Form Improv is taking one suggestion from the audience and doing a montage of scenes and scene games that explore the one idea from different angles. Kristen is keen to run a workshop on Sunday 17th @ 4pm or Monday the 18th of February @ 6pm. To register interest contact Tracey on: 08 8243 0001 / 0406 980 962 - opiedavi@tpg.com.au  Some improv experience is required.


Kristen’s background:

 Kristen has been studying and performing improv in Chicago since late 2004. She is a graduate of the iO Training Center and the Second City Conservatory.

Since moving to Chicago, she has been lucky to perform in 3 sketch shows with The Geekouts, most notably in The Bestest Stuff at Chicago Sketchfest (2007).

In September of 2007 Kristen won the second season of the comedy talent competition Impress These Apes. How ‘bout that?!

 Further information on Kristin available at www.hellokristen.com

 Staff / Past Player News

 Tracey Davis: Congratulations landing the position of Venue/Production Co-ordinator of the High Beam Festival. 

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