Leela: True Medusa, Shades of Grey, Armando Company
Three fantastic improv ensembles all in one night!
The show opens with True Medusa performing a totally improvised real time, one location long-form with a cast of quirky characters, and the complex relationships that unfold.
Tonight's True Medusa cast includes:
Next up is Shades of Grey which is comprised of Leela Resident Company Members and Bay Area improv teachers, Marcus Sams and Jill Eickmann. They perform improv comedy that tickles your funny bone and warms your heart and have performed their unique brand of humor for audiences across the country. Their stories are comprised of universal characters who live in a world that is not black and white
***And for one night only! Howard Johnson Jr, local stand-up comedian performing regularly at The Punchline and The Purple Onion, guest stars as the monologist for Leela's Armando Company!
Developed by legendary improvisor and teacher, Armando Diaz (The Magnet, NYC), The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience is a long-form improvised structure being played at improv houses across the country. The premise is simple. Truth inspires great improv. A guest monologist improvises true stories, and a cast of some of the best improvisors of the SF Bay Area improvise scenes inspired by these truths. What follows is a patchwork of truthful artistic play at its finest.
December 15th's Armando cast includes:
Christopher DeJong (Leela Resident Company, Radio Star)
Jill Eickmann (Artistic Director, Leela)
Mariah Howard (True Medusa, Tilted Frame)
Dave Collins (Robot Butler, Daddy Mags)
Marcus Sams (Leela Resident Company, Shades of Grey, Endgames)
Claire Slattery (Robot Butler, Stanford Improv-The Simps)
Daniel Smith (Leela Resident Company)
Ninth Street Independent Film Center (View)
145 Ninth Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94103