About This Show

This ensemble of nine veteran Chicago performers take to the stage to improvise a full-length play. Using a suggestion from the audience, The MoonSharks create a story with rich characters, complex relationships and powerful themes. Join The MoonSharks and experience some of the best dramatic improv in the city of Chicago. 

The MoonSharks Present: An Improvised Play is an exclusive two-night performance. After experiencing a diverse sampling of Chicago music, spoken word poetry and dramatic readings, The MoonSharks will create a completely new, improvised play for audiences. Each night is a completely unique performance and features an improviser crafting a live score and soundtrack by blending popular music styles from throughout history. These original performances are not wholly comedy or drama, but rather a hybrid of the two.

After improvising for years together at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, this group of nine close friends all moved to Chicago in 2012 and decided to form The MoonSharks. For the past six years, The MoonSharks have appeared in the Chicago Improv Festival, taught corporate workshops, provided educational improv for students of all ages, played at improv theaters throughout the Chicagoland area, and developed numerous experimental short form games and long form styles. Their latest creation, the Improvised Play directed by Second City faculty member, David Montgomery, has been a featured, sell-out show in two runs at Second City's Blackout Cabaret. 

"The MoonSharks have incredible chemistry. The type you only get by enjoying playing with each other for a long time."
—Jimmy Carane, Host of the Improv Nerd Podcast

CAST AND ARTISTS

Cast
Ethan Goldman
Mitch Conti
Lizzie Daniels
Billy Walsh
Andrew "Blandy" Bogue 
Nick "Klahsio" Klahs
Ricky Haschemeyer
Annie Rix
Jason Raymer

Director
David Montgomery

Guest Performers
June 8th
Music by Nicole Amine
A Dramatic reading by Matty Robinson

June 9th 
Spoken Word Poetry by Greg Geffrard

Running Time

90 minutes, presented with one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Running Time

90 minutes, presented with one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.