On Sunday, 2012 Dec 2, two different teen improv troupes will be presenting shows in Santa Cruz:
- Water the Weeds, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, 1060 River St Studio #111, Santa Cruz
Adults $5, kids and teens free.
- Dinosaur Prom, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway St, Santa Cruz
The Dinosaur Prom show is titled “Creature from the Marine” and is free.
More details about Dinosaur Prom can be found at their temporary web site, which will move to a more permanent location after it is completed.
Both troupes have shows every few months (maybe 3 times a year). I believe that both troupes will be participating in the Santa Cruz Improv Fest (along with several adult improv troupes) next May.
My son is part of the Dinosaur Prom troupe (see my post Dinosaur Prom improv), and so I’ve seen several of their shows. Like any improv troupe, not everything they try works, but they’re usually pretty good.
I’ve seen fewer shows by Water the Weeds—it’s a larger troupe with a wider range of abilities and I have no predictions about how good this particular show will be. It will be interesting to see both troupes on the same day, to contrast the styles.