Improv at The Annoyance: Improvised Turner Classic Movies

Directed by Jimmy Pennington

Thursday @ 9:30 | Mainstage


About the Show

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to witness a never-before-seen, classic Hollywood film manifest itself from the ether in real time, without all the red tape of studio involvement, A-list stars, a budget, or even a script? Probably you have not. Regardless, “Improvised Turner Classic Movies” combines all the magic of the silver screen experience with the visceral thrills of a live theatrical performance, and it premieres June 20th at the Annoyance Theatre!

Here’s how it works: Our resident “Robert Osborne” sources a suggestion from you the audience for the title of a film that has never existed but soon will. Then our capable ensemble brings the fake film to life before your very eyes. How ’bout that, huh? We sincerely hope you join us as we recklessly rewrite film history this summer at the Annoyance. Here’s lookin’ at you, punk!

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Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, just down Belmont, for their special pre fixe menu before or after this show. Offer only valid until 10:30 pm.
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The People

Jimmy Pennington, Director

Jimmy Pennington moved to Chicago from Pennsylvania in 2006 to study and perform improvisation. Since then, he has had the opportunity to learn from some of Chicago’s smartest and funniest performers. After performing at iO for a few years, Jimmy … Continue reading Jimmy Pennington

Cast Members