A fun time at Unscrewed Theater’s 14th Anniversary celebration

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Last night I laughed a lot through 2 shows at Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. in celebration of their 14 years of improvisational comedy here in Tucson. Besides free cookies, the first show was free as well, showcasing 9 of their recent Improv 101 Student Showcase adults in several hilarious “games” on stage and hosted by instructor Chris Seidman.  One of the students Spencer was in a wheelchair, and provided a lot of chuckles by his witty comments and facial expressions. This is an 8 week course, so you too can learn to do improv.

UT's Improv 101 Student Showcase performers, with instructor Chris (in back row).  Photo courtesy of Cameron Rau, via FB
UT’s Improv 101 Student Showcase performers, with instructor Chris (in back row). Photo courtesy of Cameron Rau, via FB

 

Then the regular Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed guys and gals (six of them) took the stage, with longtime Host Michael Pierce. Photos below courtesy of freelance photographer Jon Scanlon.

UT host Mike Pierce
UT host Mike Pierce

Here’s two photos of my favorite skit “the Dating Game” with a TV host, a woman seeking a date and 3 potential bachelors.  L to R below: Billie (woman), host Scott, bachelors 1, 2, 3: Cris, Jon and Rob. Dating game

Cris, Bachelor #1, acting as a rapper. He did not get picked in the final round by Billie.
Cris, Bachelor #1, acting as a rapper from New Jersey. He did not get picked in the final round by Billie. Bachelor # 2 Jon looks discouraged.

Last night the NBOJU troupe performed various games: radio dial, chain murder, all switch, decisions (with 2 audience volunteers Paul & Kaitlin – pictured below), before & after, new choice, Dating Game, foreign film, half life, everyday olympics, and “Beasty Boys” (elimination game won by Cris).

Decisions game, L-R: volunteer Paul, Jon, host Mike, Mara, volunteer Kaitlin
Decisions game, L-R: volunteer Paul, Jon, host Mike, Mara, volunteer Kaitlin

So…if you missed last night’s shows, you have 3 to select from today, a student showcase at 6 p.m (free), regular show at 7:30 p.m., or an uncensored show (17 + only) at 9:30 p.m. Flyer below. Tickets only $5.

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Enjoy the shows, and laugh with these unscrewed folks.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).