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Impro Theatre saddles up to the Falcon with ‘The Western UnScripted’

Impro Theatre ensemble members in costume for 'The Western UnScripted.'
Impro Theatre ensemble members in costume for 'The Western UnScripted.'
Courtesy of Impro Theatre

Impro Theatre’s talented actors are wizards when it comes to improvisation. Last year Impro amazed Falcon Theatre audiences with their “Twilight Zone UnScripted” two fully improvised episodes of the iconic television created by Rod Serling. This year they are back with “The Western UnScripted” co-directed by Dan O’Connor and Stephen Kearin.

“Using only their wits and audience suggestions, Impro Theatre saddles up and rides headlong into the dangerous high chaparral of places like Tombstone and Deadwood to create a new-fangled full-length play in the style of the great film westerns of John Ford and Howard Hawks. Complete with cattle barons, desperadoes, saloon girls, frontier women and slick, no-account sidewinders, Impro Theatre manifests destiny every show!”

Impro’s critically acclaimed, award-winning ensemble improvises a complete, brand new two-act play at each performance using a prompt or two from the audience. What ensues is a hilarious and often stunning performance.

They have made a name for themselves with “Jane Austen UnScripted,” the aforementioned “Twilight Zone UnScripted” and “Tennessee Williams UnScripted.” It will be interesting to see what they do with America’s westerns.

“The Western UnScripted” previews 8 p.m. August 27-30, 4 p.m. August 31 and 8 p.m. September 3 and 4, opens 8 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 and performs 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday through October 5. Ticket prices range from $31.50 - $44.00 (group discounts are available), $29 student rate with valid ID, opening night $54-59. Call 818-955-8101 or visit

The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank.

Impro Theatre creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest writers. With no pre-planning or prepared scenarios, the performers start with a single audience suggestion and then write theater as they perform it, combining verbal dexterity and dynamic physicality to bring character and plot to life in an instant. Impro Theatre's performances are unique; there are no repeated characters and no set story structure and each play is written in real time -- while simultaneously being performed -- by the actors.

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