Sat, June 9th

Fri, June 15th

Fri, June 22nd

The Artless Bards with Special Guests

$12. Pre-Sale | $15. At Door

Saturday, June 9th, 8 pm. 

Tonight’s show features three troupes of varying styles, makin’ crap as is our wont at The Unified Scene Theater: Something Else!, Jeff and Elaine Broke Up, and one of monthly house shows, The Artless Bards:

Your Opening Troupe: Something Else!

Based on the popular short-form game called “Lines From A Hat,” Something Else! collects audience suggestions for their dialogue (past examples for suggestions have been “a goal for the new year” or “a memorable birthday present”) and then draw them at random to complete our dialogue, seamlessly incorporating and justifying why those words make sense in context. It leads to a fast-paced show of snowballing absurdities, kind of like a big human game of Mad Libs!. You’ll laugh.

Something Else!:

Brittany Perrotte
Ted Blanton
Ryan McClure

Your Feature Troupe: Elaine and Jeff Broke Up

Elaine (Colwell) and Jeff (Bollen) broke up, and haven’t seen each other since. The only thing more dramatic than the break-up would be running in to each other and having to talk about it! You know you’ve been there. Come relive the awkwardness, hilarious because, well, it’s not you and your own awful ex.

Your Headlining Troupe: The Artless Bards

For thy entertainment this eve: The Artless Bards, a rascally troupe of scapegraces and dunderpates who shalt mangle, confusticate, and otherwise bedevil the memory of the Bard. What will spin faster? Their tongues as they spin a fantastical tale, or the Bard’s corpse as his life’s work is profaned for your pleasure?!?! The play’s the thing! All the world’s a stage! To be or not to be, probably!

The Artless Bards:

Seth Alcorn
John Miceli
Stephen Major
Julia D’Ambrosi
Shawn Westfall
Iulia Gheorghiu*
Elijah Sloan*

*Newest Troupe Members

Show starts at 8:00 pm (doors at 7:30 pm)

Tickets: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door

VI Lenin & Special Guests

$12.  Pre-sale  |  $15. At Door

Friday, June 15th, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Three troupes this evening. One sweet, one sour, and one that’s just right: Cerise; Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debates; and house troupe VI Lenin.

Your Opening Troupe: Cerise

Cerise is bold, sweet, and tarty enough to make your mom blush! Our lively opening discussion and our high energy improv will prove to be anything but the pits.

Cerise is: Bethany Coan, Krystal Ramseur, Kara Kinsey, and Mikail Faalasli

Your Feature Troupe: Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debates

During the 1968 Republican Convention, conservative commentator William F. Buckley and novelist and progressive public raconteur Gore Vidal agreed to take part in a series of live television debates throughout ABC’s coverage, a series of debates that eventually descended into venomous spirited name-calling and threats of violence: live, on camera, Vidal called Buckley a “crypto-Nazi,” and Buckley responded by calling Vidal a “little queer” and then threatening to punch Vidal in his “goddamned face” whereupon he would “stay plastered.”

We at The Unified Scene Theater can think of no better time than the present to resurrect the spirits of these two esteemed men, as well as the rhetorical tone they both took when engaging intellectually. Taking various and decidedly non-political subjects throughout the show, William F. Buckley (Shawn Westfall) and Gore Vidal (Chris Ulrich) will debate (read: improvise) the merits of each, with a moderator (Paul Hitlin) in tow to ensure that name calling and violence doesn’t occur – or ensure it does.

William F. Buckley: Shawn Westfall
Gore Vidal: Chris Ulrich
Moderator: Paul Hitlin

Your Headlining Troupe: VI Lenin

VI Lenin (Rich Nyman, Joe Uchno) explores the world and characters around us just as soon as we figure out what they are, sometimes before. Rooted in discovery and patient scenework, each Lenin show will take a different form. We follow whatever discovery is most interesting and see where that takes us. Come along for the ride. We’re going to have a good time together. And so are the other two ~mystery guests who will be performing with VI Lenin. Who might they be? Trotsky? Stalin? Who knows. Find out soon!

Show starts at 8:00 pm (doors at 7:30 pm)

Tickets: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door

Gravid Watto and Where’s My Ukulele?

$12.  Pre-sale  |  $15. At Door

Friday, June 22nd, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Your feature troupe: Where’s My Ukulele? 
Formed out of Unified Scene Theater short form improv classes, Where’s My Ukulele (Mike Taylor, William Kuduk, Liz Crowther, Sachin Kandari, Kelsey Flora, Tasha Prados, Diane Killion) fuses soft-rock musical stylings with the classic Harold improv format to deliver a musical experience heretofore unknown to the entire galaxy. They started in Spring 2017 and are based out of Eckington, DC.
Your Headlining Troupe: Gravid Watto 
One one side: Improvisors who can recite scenes from the Star Wars films word-for-word. On the other side: Improvisors who haven’t the foggiest about the classic space opera series. What follows is a show lovingly inspired by Stephen Ruddy’s Gravid Water, transforming Star Wars scenes into something this galaxy has yet to experience. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, it’s more than enough entertainment for you to shake a lightsaber at!
Star Wars Geeks: TBA!
Non-Star Wars Geeks: TBA!
Other Movies/Improvisors: Also TBA!
Show starts at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Tickets: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door

80 T Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Rhode Island Ave & T St, NW

7-ish Blocks from Shaw Metro Station 100 Feet from Capital Bike Share

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