The Gist: An Improvised Sketch Comedy Show presented by The Playground Theater

The Gist: An Improvised Sketch Comedy Show presented by The Playground Theater

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

1:00 AM

So the gist is… that this is a sketch revue where all of the sketches are improvised for the very first time in front of you, the audience. When the lights come up each performer will set their scene, cast their characters, and you will watch as the sketch that started as just an idea evolves into a scene all its own through the imaginations and comedic prowess of the ensemble.

Featuring four variety acts throughout the running order, there is talent and nuance abound for everyone to enjoy.

Featuring sketches by Lucille Brooks, Corey Adkins, KC Horne, Charlsie Bastian, Kevin Garrett, Mary Kate Kelly, Sarah Hierholzer, and Morgan Csejtey.

Variety performances by Will Pettway, Soren Hodshire, Logan Wilde, and Ali Foley.

Stage Manager: Bethany Schmieder

Produced by The Playground Theater.

** Please be advised that the Newport Theater is a vaccination-only venue (proof of vax required). Masks required per Illinois mandate. Learn more at newporttheater.com/safety

The Newport is up a flight of stairs and while there is no elevator, we can provide a private entrance with a railing. Two all-gender single-stall restrooms onsite.