Improv night upcoming at Darien Arts Center this weekend
An evening of laughter awaits those attending Improv Night on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Darien Arts Center. The one-night event features Mario Fuentes, Kevin Rishel and the Tri-State Players, a dynamic group borne out of The Yes Show, a Manhattan studio specializing in short-form improv workshops and shows.
It was at The Yes Show that leaders of the group, Fuentes and Rishel, first met and collaborated. Fuentes and Rishel have been performing improv for the last 14 years with The Yes Show and their own company, Two Man Shoe. They now bring to the DAC the Tri-State Players, a group of talented Yes Show improvisers, varying in ages 30 and up, providing a range of experience including a professional speaker, screenwriter/director, interior designer and a former WPLJ drive time radio personality.
Improv Night, produced by DAC Stage, will consist of short form improv, similar to that of Chicago City Limits. All scenes are based on suggestions from the audience. Three pre-selected judges will judge on entertainment, skill, and narrative and one winning team will be chosen. A question and answer session will follow the show. In addition to Fuentes and Rishel, the Tri-State Players include David Baugnon, Helen Berman, Jim Brownold, Paul Dagliolo, Toby Gips, Julia Kogan, Jeanne Stafford and Ed Walsh.
Improv Night begins at 8 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Tickets ($20) may be purchased at darienarts.org or at the door. For questions, call 203-655-8683.