While meteorologists are driving themselves crazy trying to determine if Boston’s Fourth of July celebrations will rained upon this weekend, there’s another Boston institution that is laying out the perfect holiday plan – and it doesn’t matter if it’s raining cats and dogs or not.
ImprovBoston, a 501©3 theater serving the community through laughter, celebrates the birthplace of freedom with free laughs on Friday, July 4.
Yes, that’s right – free. There’s no fine print, nor are there any restrictions. The nonprofit comedy arts organization is opening its doors to the community for an unprecedented evening of amazingly entertaining (and complimentary) comedy. The entire roster of Friday shows is free to the public, including the completely improvised Mainstage, and the experimental shows in ImprovBoston’s Studio Theater, and the patriotically-satirical sketch revue Comedy, America!.
What is Comedy, America!? Well, 238 years ago, fifty-six men signed a document with the aim of creating the greatest nation on the face of the planet – and now that promise has been realized with ImprovBoston's Comedy America. The best sketch writers, actors, and musicians in Boston join together to create a new show celebrating the United States of America, as only ImprovBoston can. America's past and present, its best and its worst, its Mad Men and its Honey Boo-Boos. Celebrate the most patriotic time of year in the most patriotic city in America, with some of the most patriotic Americans not named Kid Rock.
“Boston is now recognized as one of the top comedy cities in the country. What better way to celebrate our new national status than with free tickets for all of America?” asks Artistic Director Mike Descoteaux. “Or as many Americans as can safely fit into our two theaters.”
The selection of shows audiences can see for free on Independence Day include Studio 40, ImprovBoston Mainstage, Cagematch, Comedy, America!, Road Trip and Nightcap.
Head on over to improvboston.com to view the complete list of performances on Friday, July 4 and reserve tickets free of charge. Tickets may also be “purchased” at the door before the show.
Go forth, Boston, and declare your independence from high-priced entertainment!