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Improvapalooza!

Improvapalooza:  WIT’s answer to the summer music festival.  Saturday, August 30 from 5:00 PM – Midnight.

The best, craziest, baddest-ass improv you will ever see also happens to be the coolest event of the summer.  Come hang with WIT as we bid farewell to the summer with a ridiculous marathon of improv.  It’ll be like the best summer block party ever staged, except with improv shows.

The 7 hour festival features 34 shows – each 10 minutes long – all at the Source Theater on 14th St, in the middle of some of DC’s best nightlife.  Some of WIT’s most established shows play back-to-back with some of its most experimental.  An entire improvised road trip?  Improvised Shakespeare?  A detective story with two cops that don’t play by the rules?  Yes, yes and hell yes.

You won’t believe what WIT comes up with. And you won’t be able to stop laughing.

It’s a celebration of all things WIT, improv, summer and DC. Come hang out and laugh and throw your motherf*cking hands in the air.  Click here [“here” should link to http://www.washingtonimprovtheater.com/shows/improvapalooza08.htm] to check out the shows. Tickets are $10 and are only available at the door. Re-entry is allowed, but not guaranteed if the theater reaches capacity.

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The envelope please:

Just annouced this evening – line-up for 2008 Improvapalooza:

The shows for Improvapalooza 2008 are:

5 Minutes Before/5 Minutes After
6 Degrees
The ‘Prov Generation
Best Friends
Blue Cop Town
Book
Chicken Pot Pie
Closing Arguments
Ex Factor
Hype Man
Inside The Improviser
King Otis
Call Center Anywhere
The Long Goodbye
Road Trip
Bloggers Are People Too
DMG presents:  Networking is better than Not Working
Fever Pitch
LaDyNasty
Mexican Fiancee
Keeping It (sur)Real
Mythical Newsroom
The Achievers
As We Like It
Spam Folder
Caution:  Speedboats At Play
We Love Bruce
WE
The Ninth Habit
Urban Legends

As well as shows from onesixtyone, Jackie, Caveat, JINX, and Season Six.

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HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS

The greatest thing to happen to improv since Del Close is coming back. That’s right, Improvapalooza is back and will be happening on SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008 at Source. Mark your calendars and get ready to rumble.

For those of you who don’t already know, Improvapalooza is WIT‘s 1-day summer improv festival, where all manner of WIT players and students jumble themselves up into random assortments and perform 10-minute shows the likes of which have never been seen before and will never be seen again. It’s a celebration of improv and creativity, with a focus on trying something new. In short: it’s awesome.

Once again, that date is SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008.

Get ready for the greatest day of your life.

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