Join us for May The 4th Be With You presented by Defiant Monkey Improv. Tickets for this fantastic comedy show are just $10 and can be purchased in advance. Seats will be assigned upon arrival at the theatre to ensure for social distancing.
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On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, experience the live, in-person, all-improvised comedy of Defiant Monkey
Improv. Beginning at 7:30 pm, they will bring you an hour and a half of made-up on-the-spot theatre
based on your suggestions. No script, no rehearsal, all fun! If you’ve ever wondered what it would
be like to see the TV show Whose Line is It, Anyway? live, this is close enough!
The two-person improvisational group is comprised of Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge,
experienced improvisers, actors, professional development specialists, teaching artists, and the
authors of the books The 5 Elements of Improv: How to Take Your Improv to the Next Level and The
One Minute Improviser. While they have been on The Historic Palace Theatre’s stage in scripted
productions, they are beyond thrilled, pleased, excited, and honored to be able to perform there
Karen began performing improvisation in 1997, graduated from The Second City Toronto and has
performed on stages across the country. She has also performed with a script in shows such as Annie
the Musical, and as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables and has been a children’s show performer
and storyteller since 2000. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Education and has been a university
professor since 1997, most recently teaching Public Speaking and College Writing.
Andrew began improvising in 2005 and has been acting and directing since 1982. He has been seen in
various productions over the years including as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, and Monsieur Thenardier
in Les Miserables. An accomplished actor, director, children’s show performer and corporate trainer,
Andrew is also a graphic designer and worked as a middle school science and math teacher as well as
a Mission Commander at the Challenger Learning Center in Lockport, NY.