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“It's a night of Elizabethan tomfoolery that's not to be missed.”

“In short, outstanding.”

-TimeOut Chicago

 

“staggeringly brilliant”

-TimeOut Chicago

 

Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious. 

-TimeOut Chicago

 

“mind-blowing”

-The Charleston City Paper Online  

 

“mind-blowing”

- Edge Miami 

 

“It was one of the funniest, most amazing things I’ve ever seen.”

-The Charleston City Paper Online 

 

“consistently hilarious”

-The Chicago Reader

 

“one of the most reliably clever and funny improv troupes in the country”

-The New York Times

 

"a dazzling display of clever repartee"
- Edge Miami 

Critic’s Choice!

“Their experience doing Shakespeare flowers in the language: they relish iambic dialogue, execute perfectly timed asides, occasionally utter rhyming couplets, and drop parodic phrases, and well-placed anachronisms.  Even the ending echoed the real plays: story lines resolved tidily—and uproariously.”

The Chicago Reader

 

“Anyone who still needs convincing that improv can produce an independent piece of capital-A Art would do well to see The Improvised Shakespeare Company.”

-The Onion

 

“neither laughter nor amazement is short in supply”

-The Onion

 

Critic’s Pick!

Chicago Public Radio

 

“…indisputably great improv, fueled by smart plot development, stage chemistry and recognizable characters.”

Centerstage Chicago

 

“Don’t Miss Them.  Seriously.”

-TimeOut New York

 

One of Chicago’s most lauded pieces of live comedy.”  

-TimeOut New York

 

“…the show channels Monty Python as often as the Bard, and frequently with sly-witted results.”

-The Chicago Tribune

 

“Quite possibly the most handsome, winning, smartest, wittiest, silly, talented, ambitious, intelligent troupe in Chicago”

-The Chicago Examiner

 

“on-the-spot soliloquies and perfect pentameter”

-The New York Times

 

“Any doubts about the amazingly talented Improvised Shakespeare Company have been dispelled by tears of laughter.”

-The Hour (Montreal)




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"staggeringly brilliant"

TimeOut Chicago

"Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious"

TimeOut Chicago

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