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On The Spot Improv will present “The 3rd Annual Project Genre Showcase on Saturday January 5 at the Arts at Marks Garage at 8:00pm. Project Genre is a program developed by On The Spot Improv to create new improvised shows inspired by researching genres of movies, theater, television, and literary styles. This year Project Genre Showcase will feature two improvised shows based on movie styles.
The first is the world premiere of Dead Poets Club. A funny and poignant look at such coming of age dramas as “Dead Poets Society, History Boys”, and “Finding Forester.” The Dead Poets Club explores all the angst of young people struggling to find themselves. And with the guidance of their mentor, an out of the box thinking maverick, they might find out who they really are inside. The cast of Dead Poets Club is encouraging audience members to bring in original works of poetry and art to use in their improvisation.
Next “On The Spot” will present their homage to classic film noirs of the 1940’s and 1950’s with “The Slow Fall Down.” The show is an improvised anthology of stories inspired by such classic movies like Double Indemnity, Detour, D.O.A, Lady from Shanghai, and The Maltese Falcon. On The Spot will also be drawing inspiration from the biggest stars of the era using all the charm of Humphrey Bogart, The bravado of Edward G Robinson, and the Sex Appeal of Lauren Bacall, The Slow Fall Down is sure to entertain those familiar and unfamiliar with the genre.
“The 3rd Annual Project Genre Showcase” starts at 8:00pm on January 5th at the Arts at Marks Garage. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students w/ ID and are available at the door one hour before show time. Advance tickets are available at Brown Bag Tickets 1-800-838-3006 or at brownpapertickets.com
ARTS at Marks Garage is located at 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave on the corner of Nu‘uanu and Pauahi in downtown Honolulu, one block south of Beretania.