A scene from <i>Chekhov Unscripted</i>
A scene from Chekhov Unscripted
(© Blake Gardner Photography 2011)
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Impro Theatre are to present the Los Angeles premieres of Chekhov Unscripted and Twilight Zone Unscripted, September 15-November 4 at the Odyssey Theatre.

In Chekhov Unscripted, Impro Theatre bring their unique improv comedy to the damaged, joyous, petty, and coarse characters of Chekhov's plays, who serve as inspiration, along with audience suggestions, to help the ensemble create an all-new, never-before-seen Chekhovian play. Artistic director Dan O'Connor directs.

Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin direct Twilight Zone Unscripted, in which the group improvise new Twilight Zone-Inspired episodes based on audience suggestions at each performance.

The Impro Theatre ensemble includes Lisa Fredrickson, Kelly Holden-Bashar, Lisette Jean-Marie, Brian Jones, Stephen Kearin, Amy Kidd, Lauren Rose Lewis, Brian Lohmann, Rebecca Lowman, Nick Massouh, Michael Manuel, Jo McGinley, Dan O'Connor, Edi Patterson, Paul Rogan, Ryan Smith, Michelle Spears, Floyd Van Buskirk, and Patty Wortham.

Set design is by Sandra Burns, and lighting design is by Leigh Allen.

For more information and tickets to Chekhov Unscripted and Twilight Zone Unscripted, click here.