Barrow Street Theatre and The National Theatre of the World present Impromptu Splendor, an improvised play series by the Canadian Comedy Award-winning troupe. Heralded by Time Out Chicago as "brave, brainy and incredibly agile," Matt Baram, Ron Pederson and Naomi Snieckus unite to create captivating live theatre through the art of improvisation with Impromptu Splendor.
Impromptu Splendor is a theatrical high-wire act that will have you on the edge of your seats. Funny, insightful, and sometimes heartbreaking, three wizards of instant theatre improvise a fresh, sophisticated and complex play in the style of a different famous playwright every time. It's a fresh, artful and provoking spectacle brought to life, focusing and highlighting its cunning actors and their mastery of narrative. Each piece has a clear beginning, middle and end and a full commitment to the style in which they improvise. Past styles include Harold Pinter, Tony Kushner, August Strindberg, Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekov and many more. Running to critical acclaim for over two years in Canada, Impromptu Splendor is the most exciting opening and closing of a play you'll ever see!
This award winning show has also toured to international festivals in Berlin, Amsterdam, as well as many cities in The United States and Canada. Beyond just being invited to these highly respected improvisation and theatre based festivals, Impromptu Splendor has also played major theatres across Canada as part of their studio seasons and enjoyed successful runs at The Grand Theatre in London, Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, WJT in Winnipeg, Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax, and Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.