Seattle Festival of Improv Theater Announces its 12th Season
The best improv comedy groups in North America descend upon Seattle for a five-day February funny-fest. What's not to love about kung fu, pimps, 80's teens, and James Bond all performed without a script?
The 12th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT) is February 19 - 23and features 22 groups from across North America. Local productions like Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas, Skid Road, Improsia and Where No Man Has Gone Beforewill appear alongside nationally and internationally renowned groups like Pimprov(Chicago), The Five Deadly Improvisers (San Francisco), Frankenmatt (Los Angeles) and many more.
The festival has grown over the last thirteen years from a two-night affair in 2001 to a five-night bonanza of fun at multiple Seattle-area venues every February. "The name of the game is quality and variety, and we keep uncovering more of each," said Andrew McMasters, SFIT executive director. "The art form is growing as a whole and each year we work very hard to pick the best groups in the country and show everyone what improv can do. We also love showing off our local talent to other groups from across the country since Seattle has become one of the top improv communities in the world."
Performances take place at 8pm and 10:30pm at both Jet City Improv (5510 University Way NE) and the SFIT Second Stage (3940 Brooklyn Ave NE). Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and military with ID. There is also a $50 festival pass that is valid for all shows, Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets and a full schedule and lineup can be found by visiting www.seattleimprov.com.
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