ImprovBoston Extends 'MAGIC: THE GATHERING' Through 4/18
With the success of its latest production Magic: The Gathering: The (Improv) Show, ImprovBoston adds three more performances on April 4, 11 and 18. This epic, comedic improvised fantasy celebrates the rise of nerd culture while seeking to engage the Magic expert and the layman alike.
The show, which has taken the stage every Friday night since February, solicits suggestions from the audience to improvise a comedy battle for supremacy of the stage incorporating character parodies of the popular fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering.
Geek chic is flourishing with each new generation bringing a legion of tech-savvy gamers and fantasy buffs to the audiences (and stages) of ImprovBoston. Magic: The Gathering: The (Improv) Show creators Erik Volkert and Leiran Biton were inspired to create an off-the-cuff show drawing from the wildly popular card game that has remained a staple of geek culture since the mid 90s. The duo received praise after early festival performances and developed the concept into a full-fledged show that produced a sold-out run at ImprovBoston last summer. The show, now featuring a cast of veteran improvisers (and bona fide MTG players), expanded format and higher production value, returns for a month of March performances and additional April performances.
Mike Descoteaux, Artistic Director of ImprovBoston, shares, "This show is all about bridging worlds. MTGTS builds bridges between reality and fantasy, between game and theater, between Magic fans and soon-to-be Magic fans. The energy in the audience and onstage is unlike any other show I've experienced."
Magic: The Gathering: The (Improv) Show runs Fridays at 10pm from February 28-April 18. Tickets are $18, $14 students at the door and available online at improvboston.com.