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Preview: Shakespeare After Dark at The Rio


June 14, 2017

We sat down with  Instant Theatre to talk about the upcoming show.

LMM: Can you give a brief history of Shakespear After Dark and how it came to be?

IT: It started as part of the young and spontaneous series. Every year Instant Theatre does a festival of experimental improv shows. This year it’s called the Prototype Festival. One of our co-director, Zach Wolfman, tested the concept of an improvised Shakespeare show then. This was three years ago. Last year, our Artistic Director at that time and our founder Alistair Cook, asked the cast to pitch late night show concepts. Zach pitched an improvised Shakespearean tragedy, our other co-director Chelsey Stuyt pitched a drunk improvised Shakespeare. Alistair put us together and the show was born!

LMM: What is it like working with Affair of Honor?

IT: An absolute pleasure. They are so precise and professional, yet creative and flexible. We couldn’t ask for a better opener. We love them!

LMM: What is the drunkest someone has ever gotten?

IT: We try not to focus on that as the tone of the show highlights the joy of seeing someone succeed at an impossible task, not laugh at someone in an out of control state. To that end, the person who got the drunkest never went on stage. They arrived at the theatre and were promptly taken home with a guardian to sleep it off. That said, we have a number of players who don’t remember what happened on stage! But we always ensure they have someone with them to get them home safe.
LMM: What are the weirdest/most interesting suggestions you have gotten from the audience?
IT: The weirdest is actually titles of plays or movies that already exist. There’s one guy who really wants to see the Shakespearean tragedy of Terminator 3.
LMM: What are you hoping people will feel after the anniversary show?
IT:  Uninhibited and inspired by Shakespeare. Our goal is to knock The Bard out of the ivory towers of academia and give him back to the people. No one should feel intimidated by old Billy Shakes. He’s crude, rude, and hilarious. We’re here to bring back the raucous energy that belongs in his works.
If you don’t want to try your luck at the contest you can get event information and tickets here.

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Running Red Lights

Interviews, Music, Projects, Showcase, Videos

August 16, 2013

What’s this? A video interview with Toronto based indy band, Running Red Lights.  These talented musicians met up with Gregory Milne for our first ever On Air Google Hangout.  With a new single and a tour of the Pacific Northwest coming this September, they shared their music live from their place and gave us an intimate concert.  The first of many live video interviews that we stream on our Google+ page. Make sure you follow us there and come join in on the fun.


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Ninja Sex Party: Tales of Strawberries and Cream

Interviews, Music

July 11, 2013

So here’s the set-up: A Jewish superhero and his bestfriend-slash-roommate, who is a ninja, start a rock band to pick up chicks. (more…)

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The Art of Riffing with The Gentlemen Hecklers

Interviews, Showcase

June 14, 2013

Any long time movie fan can tell you a story of how they’ve endured many of the less-than-stellar genre films that have graced late-night cable stations and the dusty hallows of the VHS-littered shelves of video rental stores. Often times, we survive by mocking the varying degrees of insanity gracing the screen, a concept that was brought to mainstream television audiences in the late eighties by Joel Hodgson and the cast and crew of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Over ten seasons, they garnered a legendary cult status that persists to this day. (more…)

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