All Caps | iO Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

All Caps

When: Thursdays. Continues through July 21 2016

Produced by former Colbert Report writer Peter Gwinn and TJ Jagodowski of TJ and Dave fame, this hour of long-form improvisation is inspired by an audience member’s rant. Upon entry you’re asked to e-mail or tweet something that’s causing you angst; on the night I attended, troupe members selected one young woman’s saga of a roommate from hell. While the story was funny, there was a little too much stage time devoted to it—particularly since the resulting improv drew on only minor details, like the roommate's love of expensive candles. It took the large, veteran cast of iO improvisers some time to settle in, but Dewayne Perkins's playful spirit and unique deadpan make him stand out, and Allison Ringhand’s oddball characters are another high-energy highlight. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $5

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