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
Andrew "Blandy" Bogue
Nick "Klahsio" Klahs
Music by Nicole Amine
A Dramatic reading by Matty Robinson
Spoken Word Poetry by Greg Geffrard