Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures

Saturday November 24, 2012 at 9pm

Join a band of adventurers Saturday November 24 at 9 PM, who are making their way in the world by making things up on the spot! Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures tells a tale in the style of the Final Fantasy video games, which for over 20 years have been enriching the video game world with some of the most epic storytelling in the medium, and now arrive at the SecondStory Repertory stage in a brand new show.

In the span of 80 minutes, knights, wizards, thieves and scholars will band together in a completely improvised tale of swords and sorcery that will culminate in an epic struggle for the fate of the world. The series of over a dozen video games will be lovingly riffed upon in this parody tribute. The experienced ensemble of actors, working with little more than their wits and imaginations will take ideas from the audience, and turn them into a sidesplitting production that will be enjoyed by both veterans of the series and complete strangers alike.

 

Featuring; Lauren Bond, Joshua Downs, Ashley Flannegan, Jana Hutchison, Eric Kostenbauder, Colin Smith, and Rob Whitehead

Conceived and Directed by Dan Posluns
Originally Produced by Unexpected Productions

 

MEET THE CAST

 

Lauren Bond is performing in her first show with SecondStory, after improvising for four years with The Collective (UW’s best and only Improv Troupe). When not improvising Lauren can be found gaming, cosplaying, roller derbying, baking and other nerdy pursuits.

Joshua Downs grew up in Seattle and recently graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in Theater and Music. This is both his first professional improv show and his first real job. He plans on moving to New York soon to pursue acting, and will miss his time in Seattle making up weird wizard stories with grown ups.

Ashley Flannegan - Seattle theater highlights include Quickies: Volume 13 with Live Girls Theater!, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog and The Full Monty with Balagan Theatre, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues with Book-It Repertory Theatre and The Clean House with Island Stage Left. Ashley loves to geek out about English History and Steven Moffat shows, and she is grateful for her handsome husband who geeks out right along with her. <3

Jana Hutchison is a proud ensemble member of Unexpected Productions, home to Seattle Theatresports. Recent improvised and scripted work include: Team of Heroes, Final Transmission, Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Caged Dolls, Cannibal!, Scarecrow for Hire, 5 Thieves, Lovetanic, Lease and Shades of Gray. She is also an actor and lead makeup artist for the photographic novel Night Zero. Off stage, she is an Audiologist that falls down a lot. http://www.janahutchison.com

Eric Kostenbauder began his improv career three years ago. He spends most of his life lost in fantasy worlds, and when not questing through mystical realms he can be found performing around Seattle as part of the uproarious improv group, Girls With Power Tools. This is his first show at SecondStory and his first time writing about himself in the third person, he hopes you enjoy both.

Colin Smith is a Seattle native who studied theater for four years in North Carolina at Davidson College, performing in seven productions including a self-directed one-man show Underneath the Lintel. Since returning to the northwest in 2007 he has been furthering his improvisational skills as an ensemble member of Unexpected Productions, practicing to be a storyteller and puppeteer, and is studying to receive his doctorate in School Psychology.

Rob Whitehead is going to be in front of you shortly. He is a writer and improvist who was a member (and later director) of The Collective, UW’s improv troupe, and is a founding member of local sketch comedy group The Pilot Episode. He will be signing autographs and answering questions for a very reasonable fee after the show.


The stakes are high and so is the comedy in Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures!

 



   

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