Give Dad the gift of laughter this Father’s Day weekend with Daddy Issues, a 90-minute romp through the twisted terrain of Zenprov Comedy.
The troupe performs Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Fisher Theater in Sedona. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 the day of the show. Bring the whole family to this PG-13 event.
If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs fast-paced games and scenes created in the moment — always based on audience suggestions.
Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is rehearsed or scripted ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.
“Fatherhood is ripe for comedy,” said Derek Dujardin the troupe’s director. “We’ve been hard at work learning a fun new lineup of games for this show to surprise and delight our audience. Your dad won’t know what hit him.”
Being a local favorite, Zenprov Comedy will also try out a new game called Sedona Bulletin Board. Grabbing whatever is most popular grievance or wildest Facebook post from Sedona Community Bulletin Board, the troupe will launch into some fun and engaging characters and scenes generated in the moment.
The Zenprov Comedy players embrace the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the group mind that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a super mind where they practically finish each other’s sentences — and often do. Laughter ensues.
The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Tom Shoemaker, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online at zenprovcomedy.com; in person at the Mary D. Fisher Theater box office; or by phone at 282-1177.
The Mary D. Fisher Theater is located at 2030 SR 89A. Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows are family friendly and run approximately 90 minutes. Visit ZenprovComedy.com to learn more.