8 O’Clock Buzz guest host Brian Standing (sitting in for Jonathan Zarov) visits with two of Improv Shakespeare’s performers, former Madisonian Asher Perlman and former Texan John Sabine.
Since 2005, Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company has been slinging impromptu iambic pentameter in the style of the Bard of Avon. Based on a single audience suggestion, the troupe puts together an entire epic play, with off-the-cuff dialogue in the style of Stratford-on-Avon’s favorite playwright. They’ll be taking their road show to Bloomington, Illinois for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival beginning on July 17th.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Sundays, July 17, 24, 31 and August 7 at 5:30 p.m.