Upfront Theatre's 27-Hour Improvathon has new prizes for nonprofits

Performers from the Upfront Theatre will take the stage for 27 hours of improv comedy starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28.

The Upfront Theatre, a 100-seat comedy venue, is in its eighth year of putting on the improvathon. This year it has added new prizes for nonprofits who participate.

The nonprofit that logs the most total audience hours gets a fundraiser benefit show at the Upfront Theatre later in the year. Second place gets a choice of a BizProv class for up to 15 employees or free improv classes for two employees. Third place gets 10 tickets to a future show at the Upfront.

Shows start every hour at the improvathon. Tickets for an individual show cost $12 or $5 depending on the hour. “Stay as long as you can” passes are also available, and people who want to attempt to stay the entire 27 hours can purchase “hardcore” passes.

Last year, 37 audience members made it through the entire improvathon.

“This is a chance to see the uninhibited improv that comes with sleep deprivation and continual creation,” said Billy Tierney, the Upfront’s artistic director, in a press release.

 

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