The Improvised Shakespeare Company

November 1 7:30 PM Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall (1060 E. College Ave.), Washington State University, Pullman, WA 509-335-8522 Website
Proclaimed “mind-blowing,” “staggeringly brilliant,” and “downright hilarious” by critics, the Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised play using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Any hour could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, swordplay, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise, and all that we’ve come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. Nothing is planned out, written, or rehearsed, so each play is entirely new!

Founded in 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater in Chicago for more than seven years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company. TimeOut Chicago calls the Improvised Shakespeare Company “smart, sophisticated (and) downright hilarious,” while the Chicago Tribune says “the show channels Monty Python as often as the Bard, and frequently with sly-witted results.”

The ISC has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group". The troupe was recently honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its "Ensemble of the Year".

Reserved seating costs $18 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+), and $9 for students and youth. Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-7328, and at the Beasley Coliseum box office, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional fees apply to online and phone purchases. Same-day tickets may be purchased at the Daggy Hall ticket office beginning two hours before the performance.

Patrons can save 20 percent off regular ticket prices by buying their Improvised Shakespeare Company tickets as part of a WSU Performing Arts series subscription. This performance is included in the Main Stage Series, Fall Series, and Full Series packages, which may also be purchased through TicketsWest. (The Fall and Full Series should be purchased before Oct. 18, the date of the first ticketed event in those series. See for series details.) Discounts are also available to WSU Alumni Association members and groups of eight or more.
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