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Stetson University presents "The No Refunds Sketch Show" at 9 p.m. April 24-26 at Stetson Theatre Arts' Second Stage inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Come see the hilarious antics and intriguing storytelling in this year's brand new and totally unique sketch comedy show!
Drawing on techniques from long-form improvisation, the seven performers will be playing dozens of characters in a wide variety of comedic scenes. But what really sets this show apart is the way the seemingly unrelated sketch comedy scenes come crashing together into a single story, forcing the actors to change characters at a rapid-fire pace -- sometimes even playing several parts in the same scene.
"It seems counter-intuitive for improvisers to spend time rehearsing, but indeed they do," said Kevin Kearney, director. "In fact, the seven people in this ensemble have been practicing improv together for over six months."
The actors include Grace Aguda, Caitlin Foster, Peter N'yongo, Jacob Manos, Dylan Mullins, Kevin Serrano and Stephanie Wattigny.
"Our style of improvisation, known as 'long form,' requires the performers to share a language of techniques in order to tell a coherent story without collapsing under the weight of their collective imagination," Mr. Kearney explained. "The road to long form improv is littered with abandoned characters and forgotten worlds. Each week's rehearsal births a kaleidoscope of relationships, games, locales, perspectives, themes -- and each week that briefly glimpsed universe is discarded to make room for the next.
This show is for mature audiences due to the coarse language and sexual content.
Admission is $12 for Adults and $10 for seniors and students. Stetson students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets will be available at the door and reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. The box office will be open one hour prior to curtain.
For information or reservations, call (386) 822-8700.