After the smashing success of our “Don’t Forget to Forget Your Classics” improv challenge in March, Theatre Double Take and Snowdrop Productions will be teaming up again this month to bring you even MORE people forgetting the plots to things!
On Oct 23rd, don your Halloween costume* and join us at the Creation Lab for “Don’t Forget to Forget your Horror Classics!”
Two teams of improvisers will compete to see who has forgotten to least about classic horror films and novels!
Will our brave improv teams remember the plot to The Shining? Will they mix up the details of novel-Frankenstein with film-Frankenstein? Will an argument about the definition of ‘zombie’ break out amongst the judges? Find out on October 23rd!
*Halloween costume not required
Don’t Forget to Forget Your Horror Classics!
Time: Doors open at 7:30, Competition starts at 8pm
Where: Fringe Creation Lab (Neville Austin Studio), 720 Bathurst St (4th floor)
Admission: $10 (cash only)
There will be a cash bar and concessions stand.
Featuring our Celebrity Guest Judges:
Alan Bee is a Toronto actor/improviser who has studied at Second City, Bad Dog and UCB. He performs at all these venues as well as at Social Capital, Comedy Bar and various other Toronto venues. He’s starred in the breakout Fringe play “Hey 90’s kids, you’re old!”, which has played in Toronto and toured in New York, Winnipeg and Chicago.
You can see him at Social Capital on Wednesdays, playing with ‘The Woodchucks’ in the weekly show ‘The Toronto Improv League’.
Alexandra West is a freelance horror journalist and playwright who lives, works and survives in Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Rue Morgue and Post City Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Famous Monsters of Filmland and Shock Till You Drop, as well as a columnist for Diabolique, and her writing has also been published in The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays. Alex has lectured on theatre and film in schools in Ontario, Quebec and Cambridge, Massachusetts, including two lectures as part of the Black Museum lecture series: Ghosts in the Machine: The Evolution of Found Footage Horror in 2013 and Quelle Horreur: The Films of New French Extremity in 2014.
Alexandra is also a host for the horror movie podcast The Faculty of Horror. Tackling all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West are your hosts for brain plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night. Produced independently in Toronto, Ontario The Faculty of Horror is your best source for classic and contemporary horror film discussions that will haunt the libraries of your mind! Available on iTunes or via FacultyofHorror.com
and our Special Guests, The Woodchucks!
The Woodchucks are an improv/sketch team that exploded on the scene early this year! They’re fast, crazy, a bit dark and they all dress the same!
Catch them Wednesdays at the Social Capital theatre competing on ‘The Improv League’!