This summer, Ophelia’s Jump Productions teams up with Spectacles Improv Engine to bring you the latest and greatest in completely unscripted theatre. Every night is a completely different show with new opportunities for laughter, tears, and brilliance!
Sense & Prejudice
The Blankety Blank presents "Sense and Prejudice", an improvised play in the style of Jane Austen. Sprawling estates, angsty suitors, and country dances are all in plentiful supply as we use suggestions from the audience to spin a tale of love and courtship!
We're not just theatre, we're a theatrical experience. Our doors open an hour before every show. Arrive early and enjoy delicious food and beverages, talk about the play, art, the meaning of life, or your latest Netflix binge (we don't judge) and meet other brilliant theatre-loving people.
Menagerie on a Hot Tin Streetcar
The Blankety Blank presents "Menagerie on a Hot Tin Streetcar", a completely improvised play in the style of the early works of Tennessee Williams. Audience suggestions are combined with Williams' tropes of sultry summer evenings, faded southern gentility, and not so closeted subtext to craft a wholly original piece of theatre. We prove that after all, an improvisor's charm is fifty percent illusion.
You know all those terribly embarrassing moments you'd love to forget? It's time to relive the best of the worst of them. The Awkward Party is a show that delights in stories of insecurity, vulnerability, hilarity and party-goers behaving badly. In any given performance you'll see anything from side-splitting comedy to heart-breaking drama. Every night is completely different! The Awkward Party originally premiered at STAGEStheatre, and is produced by Spectacles Improv Engine.
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May 20 - The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter
June 9 - Menagerie on a Hot Tin Streetcar: Tennessee Williams Improvised
June 24 - Menagerie on a Hot Tin Streetcar: Tennessee Williams Improvised
June 30 - The Awkward Party
July 29 - Sense and Prejudice: Jane Austen Improvised
August 5 - Sense and Prejudice: Jane Austen Improvised
August 12 - The Awkward Party
August 19 - The Phizz-whizzing Tales of Roald Dahl & The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter
August 26 - The Awkward Party
ALL SHOWS START AT 8PM
NOTE: The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter, The Phizz-whizzing Tales of Roald Dahl and Sense & Prejudice are suitable for all ages. All other shows may contain adult language and situations.
Planning on seeing both shows? Save $10 when you buy both!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Caitlin Lopez
July 13, 15, 21, & 23 at 8pm
Get ready for the verbal sparring match of the ages! Benedick and Beatrice have sworn off love... and eachother. But when their friends and family attempt to con them into a romance, will these acid-tongued cynicists take the bait? Mistaken identities, love, hilarity, honor, shame, and partying till the sun comes up are all ingredients for a great time in this rollicking production!
Want to see more than one night of improv? Buy multiple nights here:
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Beatrice Casagran
July 14, 16, 20 & 22 at 8pm
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, Hamlet dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. Hamlet is ranked among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others”.
The Phizz-Whizzing Tales of Roald Dahl
The Blankety Blank brings you two shows for the price of one! First up is "The Phizz-Whizzing Tales of Roald Dahl"! This show is a completely improvised play done in the style of Roald Dahl's works for children. Sure we've all met Charlie & Willy Wonka, Matilda & Miss Honey, and Sophie & the BFG - but now it's time to meet the new heroes inspired by you: the audience! Right after Roald Dahl, it's another installment of "The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter"! Both shows are family friendly.
by David Hirson
Directed by Caitlin Lopez
September 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 8pm; September 24 & October 1 at 4pm.
Written in rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter, the Molière-inspired story, set in 17th century France, pits dignified, stuffy Elomire, the head of the royal court-sponsored theatre troupe, against the foppish, frivolous street entertainer Valere, whom the troupe's patron, Prince Conti, wishes to bring aboard. Despite Elomire's violent objections, the company is forced to perform one of Valere's own plays, which results in dramatic changes to the future of Elomire, Valere, and the company itself.
Winner of the 1992 Olivier Award for best comedy of the year. This inventive and remarkably funny play makes it seem as if Molière had returned to the present day.
"LA BÊTE…begins with a bang that can make even a jaded New York audience abruptly spring to attention. No, one will soon forget…LA BÊTE, which takes the brave chances so rare in new American plays." —NY Times.
"There are a lot of laughs…And Hirson's way with a couplet…is smart and amusing." — NY Post.
The Blankety Blank is a Southern California based improv team that brings you full plays in the styles of various literary and theatrical genres. This summer they're bringing four wildly different shows to OJP!
The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter
The Blankety Blank presents "The Untold Adventures of Harry Potter". Each show is a completely improvised Harry Potter novel that has never before seen the light of day! Wacky wizards, talking beasts, and perhaps even the ever looming threat of You-Know-Who blend together to create unique storylines and surprises that are different in every performance. This show is family friendly!