Improvised Twilight Zone | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Improvised Twilight Zone Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 27 2014

Directed by Kyle Dolan, this improvised version of the supernatural 60s TV show is a creative concept with a talented cast. On the night I attended, audience suggestions like "the Chernobyl drone video," "the Alamo," and "Uranus" were used to create three individual Twilight Zone episodes, with different cast members playing the part of Rod Serling. But the suggestions were generally brought to light only in the wrap-ups; a more impressive show would incorporate them more extensively. Susie Allen's deadpan humor was strong throughout, and Jason Ouimette's spooky guitar music is a fun addition to the ambience. Opening the show, the improvising brothers of Piebenga Plumbing presented a plodding set inspired by "vise grips." —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $8

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