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      THE EXPERIMENT at the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival in Asheville

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      January 25, 2018

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (every 2 days for 2 times)

      271 Haywood Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      THE EXPERIMENT at the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

      The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble returns to Asheville with The Experiment, a fully improvised B-movie sci-fi comic thriller.

      Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind...

      Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self…

      Hold onto your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more!

      This improvised send-up of glorious B movie thrillers (the kind you might catch on a sleepless night while flipping through some of your more obscure cable channels) invites the audience to help create a Sci-Fi flick.

      Entering its seventh season, the award-winning group of actors develop, produce and perform original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. By adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters, IRTE presents a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country.

      IRTE was thrilled to have been a part of last year's Asheville Fringe Arts Festival and honored to have been named "Artists Whose Work made Me Laugh the Most." Most recently, IRTE performed at the Providence Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honor¬ary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival.
      Now on Broadway called The Experiment, "...very funny... For a unique improv experience, full of laughs, sci-fi, and a bit of suspense go experience The Experiment."

      Critics have had this to say about IRTE...

      "...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

      "Magnificent... fantastic... one of the finest improv troupes today!" Outerstage, IRTE MITF A-OK

      "I was basically laughing from beginning to end, all the while remaining in complete awe of how seamlessly the company members worked together to pull it off." Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC,

      The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival is an annual performing arts, multiple venue festival that provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, to collaborate across genres and to bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Founded in 2002, AFAF has been keeping Asheville interesting for over a decade.

      Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be some adult content. Shows are recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.

      Cost: 13.00

      Categories: Festivals | Performing Arts

      This event repeats every 2 days for 2 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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