New American Theater (NAT) recently announced the formation of Comedy Ink, a new not-for-profit comedy production company.
Comedy Ink, founded by local attorney and 12-year Legal Follies writer Don Moore, is dedicated to writing and producing live sketch comedy and improvisational works for the greater northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin area.
For its first production, Comedy Ink will stage Who Poured Gravy Over My Ice Cream? at and with the cooperation of NAT Feb. 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25 at 11 p.m. The sketch material was written by Don Moore and others, all of whom have graduated from a 16-month sketch-writing program sponsored by The Second City in Chicago.
Local veteran actor and director Josh Burton will direct the show and also be one of the six actors composing the core company of three men and three women. Three of the six actors are graduates of various acting and improvisational programs sponsored by The Second City.
The show will consist of about an hour of original sketch comedy, followed by a brief intermission and a second shorter set of improv, based on audience suggestions.
When asked about the show, Moore said: This will be a night of outrageous comedy and improvisation, all written and acted in The Second City tradition. It is a performance you will not want to miss.
Tickets, which are $12/$9 for students, can be purchased at the box office of NAT, 964-6282.
From the Feb. 8-14, 2006, issue