City Theater Company Presents BARELY LEGAL, An Improv Showcase

Warm up this winter with lots of laughs, courtesy of Fearless Improv and Friends!

Tickets are available NOW at www.city-theater.org

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2015
Media Contact: Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, Arts in Media LLC, 302-377-3156 or mfitzgerald@artsinmedia.com

City Theater Company continues its 21st birthday celebration with Barely Legal, an improv showcase with Wilmington’s Fearless Improv and guest stars from the Philadelphia improv scene. The production is set in Gray’s Pub at The Black Box at OperaDelaware Studios and runs two weekends in January and February.

The four evenings feature different teams from Philadelphia playing various styles: ComedySportz, The N Crowd, and Figment Theater. The visitors play an hour-long set and then Fearless Improv takes the stage, with both groups performing a jam session to wrap up the night. The theme centers on turning 21 years old, with set designers Vicki Neal and Richard Kendrick creating a typical Irish pub out of the Black Box at OperaDelaware. The bar is open for the show’s duration and patrons may enjoy booth and table seating.

Jana Savini, Fearless Improv Director, is excited to be hosting the Philly teams. “These shows are a dream come true for me—to have all of my favorite local improvisers on our home stage,” says Savini. “Only at a comedy festival can you see so many different styles of improv in one place. This is such a great showcase of the comedy being created in our area.”
The pub setting is a nod to CTC’s early days and its first-ever improv troupe, Just Kidding, who performed for years at O’Friel’s Irish Pub in downtown Wilmington.

Producing Artistic Director Michael Gray notes “O’Friel’s was a great birthplace for CTC. We started off as pub theater—doing short and full-length plays and monthly improv shows upstairs in a bar. We are returning to our roots this 21st season and it’s fun to have Fearless and talented guests from Philly be a part of that great CTC tradition.”

CSZ player Kevin Regan, also a long-time CTC member, is looking forward to bringing Comedy Sportz, Philadelphia’s longest running show, to Wilmington. “It’s exciting to have my worlds collide. CTC produces some of the best, edgiest theater in the area, while CSZ has been a staple of comedy in Philly for over 20 years,” says Regan. “I’m looking forward to playing with CSZ talent on the CTC stage.”

Barely Legal features the talents of George Tietze, Lew Indellini, James Kassees, Dave Dusak, and Mary Catherine Kelley for Fearless Improv; Kevin Regan, Dave Jadico, Don Montrey, Caroline Rhoads, and Sue Taney for Comedy Sportz; Max Sittenfield, Maggy Keegan, and Emily Davis for Figment Theater; and BJ Ellis, Karen Coleman, Chris Rearick, Corey Holland, and Vegas Lancaster for The N Crowd. Produced by Jana Savini and City Theater Company.

TICKET DETAILS: General admission $21. Production runs Fridays and Saturdays, January 30 and 31 and February 6 and 7, 2015. All shows 8:00 p.m. at The Black Box at Opera Delaware Studios, 4 South Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. Tickets available now at city-theater.org ###

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster, who founded STAGE Magazine as a small theatrical newsletter in the 1970s. Recently transplanted to St Pete Beach, Florida, Ms. Bradford looks forward to bringing the digital version of STAGE Magazine to new levels of success and expanding regionally.

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