We've all got one. That one family member whose odd behaviors, strange choices, or outright ludicrousness of character always keeps the family talking. Your cousin Blake, who works in a morgue... and takes his work home with him. Your uncle Peter, who got too drunk in the backyard and trampled Grandma Sally's begonias... and Grandma Sally. Your aunt Hilda, and her cats... so many cats. Who knew it was legal to own that many cats? Wait... IS it legal to own that many cats? We meant to say: your RENEGADE aunt Hilda, fugitive from justice, and her ferocious feline army.
We've all got one.
This Saturday, March 2, at 8pm, Riot Improv will pull inspiration directly from YOU, the audience, and all the weird and wonderful your stories you can tell about YOUR quirky family - in order to craft a performance that is fun, funny, and made possible only by YOU!
Turn your family drama into improv comedy! Availability is limited, so buy your tickets now!
This week, the Riot Improv Mainstage Cast features: Stuart, Kristen, Mike D., Zoe, and Eric.
Riot Mainstage presents: Your Quirky Family! Over 60 minutes of improvised scenes inspired by an interview with one lucky audience member, plus additional, ongoing input from the rest!
Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm.
The Riot Theater is located at 5 Basile St, Roslindale, MA 02131.
WHY?!!?? OH, GOD, WHY?!!?!??!!???
Hey - if you want to go through the (sometimes EXTREMELY quirky) roller coaster of your family dynamics alone, that's your prerogative. But why not bring us along for the ride?
COMING UP NEXT
Can't make Your Quirky Family on March 2? (Got other plans? A family reunion, perhaps?) Well, good news! We have another Your Quirky Family show the following Saturday, March 9, again at 8 pm! And stop by the night before to check out our late-night experimental theater troupe, Riot X, on Friday, March 8 at 10 pm.
***Please note that, when Mr. Feeley was unable to perform, pinch-hitters WINDOWSILL & ASHTRAY stepped up and saved the day! A big thanks to our folky friends for inspiring us to be better, weirder people through their music. We look forward to hosting them again for our next Songs to Scenes show on Saturday, March 30, at 8 pm - and keep your eye on this page for a forthcoming interview with the dynamic duo!
The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8 PM
The Riot Theatre Company Mainstage featuring musician Jimmy Feeley
Witness an eclectic and hilarious mix of improv comedy and live blues music! Riot Improv is ecstatic to partner with local blues musician Jimmy Feeley for an unforgettable night of music and laughter. Songs to Scenes will draw on-the-spot inspiration from Jimmy's music, performed live, to create never-to-be-“scene”-again improv comedy!
About Jimmy: Jimmy is a Berklee-School-of-Music-trained guitarist with smoky charisma and a steady blues hand. Through homage to rock‘n’roll titans like Led Zepplin and Eric Clapton, Jimmy breathes modern life into legendary sounds one strum at a time.
Jimmy can be seen performing monthly at Winthrop Black Strap BBQ and all around downtown Boston! He and Dennis Bruno of Riot Improv have been self-defense instructors and practitioners at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy in Winthrop for over 20 years. (You can learn more about CMAA self-defense and fitness programs.)
About Songs to Scenes: Every fourth Saturday of the month, Riot Improv collaborates with local musicians to create memorable mashups of live music and improv comedy!
About Riot Improv: Riot Improv is part of the Riot Theatre Company, based out of the Rozzie Square Theater in Roslindale. We perform weekly improvised comedy shows inspired by family stories, collaborating with Massmouth storytellers, and jamming with local musicians! We are a 501(c) non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Roslindale community through our fully-improvised, undeniably unique live entertainment. Find out more.
Emily Duggan, Riot blogger and performer with Riot Improv and Riot X, is a Boston-raised, Chicago-braised writer and actor. Their recent Google searches include "what is braising," and "why do i insist on making everyhtijng [sic] rhyme."