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EVENT: Winter is Here! A Game of Thrones Improv Extravaganza
WHO: Baltimore Improv Group
WHEN: Thursdays, April 25 - May 23; 7:15pm
WHERE: 1727 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD
Getting Baltimore Ready for the ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending with Comedy, Scenes, Trivia and Music
Baltimore Improv Group invites Game of Thrones Fans to Celebrate in Station North to get ready for the very LAST episodes of the popular HBO series
BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) presents "Winter is Here! A Game of Thrones Improv Comedy Extravaganza", a free comedy show in their Station North theater.
Like many shows at the non-profit Baltimore Improv Group, “Winter is Here!” aims to serve the city’s local community through comedy. Created in the moment, performers will use Game of Thrones trivia, games, and music as inspiration for instantly created scenes, comedic dialogue, and characters.
Phil Stafford, a weekly performer with a Baltimore Improv Group team named Training for Prom, co-produces the show. After attending The University of The South and a stint in the Peace Corps, Phil grew up to be a part owner of the Green Bay Packers.
“I became obsessed with Game of Thrones after reading all the books since I didn't have an HBO subscription,” said Stafford. “I of course eventually signed up for HBO (through my folks' account) and then proceeded to read all the theories and whatnot online. It's an amazing show because while it is jam-packed with stories and characters it still hints at this greater world of unknowns, which is good because it will probably kill off all those characters and burn down those stories.”
Katie Long, a Baltimore native who joined the Baltimore Improv Group on her birthday in 2013, co-produces the show with Stafford. Long also performers weekly Training for Prom.
“I became somewhat obsessed with Game of Thrones after watching Phillip read the books, said Long. “Then, through actually seeing it for myself by watching the show - I became completely hooked! I am not a usual fan of fantasy, but this show is so good at world building and creating fascinating characters that you love to root for and against, that I can't help but love it.”
Stafford and Long share that combining his love for local comedy and Game of Thrones makes perfect sense for new and long-time fans who love either comedy or the HBO series.
“You should come check out the Winter is Here: A Game of Thrones Improv Extravaganza because we make the cold bleak march to our doom fun and playful,” Stafford said. “Also, there are only 6 episodes left so we need to wring every last drop from Westeros before it all burns or freezes. Plus we'll have songs, quizzes, prizes...magic?. CleganeBowl 2019!!!!!!!””
“People's passion for the show is contagious and what better way to spread the contagion than at the BIG Improv Theater!” said Long. “Whether you are a casual viewer who is shaky on character names, or if you have tattooed your body in an exact Khal Drogo replica, there is something for everything at the Winter Is Here: Game of Thrones Improv Extravaganza! Trivia, songs, improv and...GAME OF THRONES!”
Winter is Here! A Game of Thrones Improv Comedy Extravaganza is Thursdays, April 25 - May 23; 7:15pm at The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St. For more information and tickets go to bigimprov.org/gameofthrones
ABOUT BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) serves as the city’s leading non-profit improv comedy venue. BIG began in 2004 and now entertains with over 120 shows each year. With an annual audience of over 5,000 people, over 100 regular performers present audiences with shows every night of the week. As part of Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), BIG performs in assemblies and teaching residencies in Maryland schools.
The BIG Theater opened in October 2017 in Station North. The theater offers 3,000 square feet of space for shows; classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens; a podcast studio. BIG shows include improv comedy, stand-up, sketch, and more.
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