PHIT Comedy to Summon Demons and Props This Halloween
The Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) has announced their largest ever set of Halloween programming. Shows include prop comic The Legendary Wid, house improv team The Decoy, solo performer Nick Gillette, and the annual Stay Dead! improvised horror movie.
Prop comic The Legendary Wid comes to PHIT October 13 at 10 PM. The show will star various Halloween themed comedians including "Count Propula." Wid, a master of puns and props, has been on HBO, A&E, VH1, and DVDs alongside huge names like Jerry Seinfeld and Jonathan Winters. His shows are wild. ($10)
"The House on Decoy Hill" will be the newest show from PHIT house sketch The Decoy. The Decoy is Carolyn Beatty, Chris Berg, Tyler Bonner, Kelly Conrad, Christopher Esperance, Shannon Fahey, Emily Kinslow, Dan McClory, Pat Reber, Annie Paradis, and Molly Scullion (Fringe Festival hit "I'm Ok, Are You Ok?"). They are directed by Brian Rumble. Decoy sketches are written and rehearsed. Productions include custom-made costumes and technical scenic elements. Shows are October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 9 PM. ($12)
Audiences are invited to join life coach and part-time demonologist Nick Gillette as he remounts his summer hit theatrical performance "Demon Magick Seminar." The 50-minute course helps you get out of debt, achieve your dream goals, and compact with demons summoned according to the exact instructions of the 17th Century grimoire Clavicula Salomonis Regis and/or the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition handbook. Nick Gillette is a physical theatre artist, a co-founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and an instructor at the Philly Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. Shows are October 26, 27, and 28 at 10 PM. ($10)
The improvised Stay Dead! horror comedy returns for another season. Through the use of various horror film tropes the cast creates an hour-long, frightening, and funny show never seen before and (like many of the characters) never to be seen again! The cast includes Gabriella Bottoni, Kelly Conrad, Andrew Coppola, Katie Cwirko, AJ de Leon, Christopher Esperance, Shannon Fahey, Tom Hannigan, Brendan Kingston, and Molly Scullion. Mike Marbach directs the show. Showtimes are October 19-21 at 7:30 PM, October 26-31 at 7:30 PM, and also October 31 at 10 PM. ($10)