Oakland Improv Comedy Troupe The Afters Launches its First Performance Season with “Tonight’s Town” at Pan Theater


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Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Oakland Improv group The Afters marks its official its debut with premier of “Tonight’s Town” at Pan Theater.

Tonight’s Town is an improv format that takes an audience suggestion of a town that has never existed, and invents characters and a unique story that takes place entirely within that town. This narrative long-form improv format offers limitless possibility for both comedy and drama. We see how the characters live and grow over time. Their hopes and fears are explored, and often at least one character completes a major life transformation.

Each show is totally original and never to be repeated. Given its unscripted nature, the ridiculous and absurd often take center stage. Whether the plot turns to drama or to comedy, the results are guaranteed to entertain.

The Afters perform live every Friday at Pan Theater. Performances are ongoing, and “Tonight’s Town” will have a gala opening on Friday, October 8, 2010. Tickets and information available at http://www.pantheater.com. Show runs until November 26th.

About The Afters: The Afters is made up of a diverse group of funny people. Some have extensive performing arts backgrounds, and others have to wear a tie to work and spend all day pretending not to be funny. Their professions include: Teacher, Lawyer, Office Manager, Speech Therapist, Chef, Community Manager, Photographer & Zookeeper.

Every Friday night, cast members bring their range of life experiences to the stage, and infuse their performance with wit and wisdom. Sometimes it leads to laughs. Other times it leads to though-provoking insight. Every time it leads to a unique and entertaining live theater experience, never to be repeated again!

About Pan Theater: Pan Theater is the East Bay’s home for improv theater. Located on Broadway, in the heart of Oakland’s Theater District, Pan Theater offers classes from beginning to advanced, special workshops, and live shows every Friday and Saturday night. Shows feature prominent local talents Awkward Face & The Afters, as well as special guest performers.

Pan Theater] is just one block from the 19th Street BART Station at 2135 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612. Shows are $12 at the door, or $10 by advance online registration. For more information and to get on the mailing list for special discounts and event information, visit: http://www.pantheater.com.

More information: http://www.pantheater.com http://www.youtube.com/user/pantheater1 http://theaftersimprov.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Afters-at-Pan-Theater/134368616598181


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