Crisis: An Improvised Comic Book

About the Show

CRISIS: AN IMPROVISED COMIC BOOK is half improvisational theater and half pulp fiction, with all of the strengths of both worlds but none of their weaknesses. These fearless funnymen ask their audience to be the Uncle Ben to their set's Peter Parker and inspire them? with a one-word suggestion they will use to make up the origin story of a never-before-seen superhero in the style of reading a graphic novel from cover to cover. This exciting issue also features a crossover with the extemporary arias of La Donna Improvvisata, who has been chosen by the Yesander (the Beyonder of the comediverse) to perform one of improv?s SECRET FORMS: sets which incorporate a challenge based on comic book tropes.

About Crisis:
Ever since that fateful night when Matt Kerstetter, Kevin Tully, and Mark X Guinn witnessed the murder of all of their parents at once in an alley behind an improv comedy theater, they swore together to become more than men. They have honed their improv skills among wolves in the Yukon wilderness where they were kidnapped by a secret organization that conducted terrible experiments on them to augment their "Yes, And" skills beyond the normal human limit. After they escaped, a wizard sent them to the past when they all punched Hitler at the same time before returning them to present-day America. By day they are millionaire playboy-philanthropists, and by night they are the improv team CRISIS! When their powers unite they are able to accomplish what no one of them can do alone, and improvise the first issue of a brand-new superhero comic book.

About La Donna Improvvisata:
Lisa Flanagan is La Donna Improvvisata. Each show she creates a solo improvised opera using the heightened emotions and classical archetypes of opera.

Magnet Theater
254 West 29th St. New York NY 10001