NZ Fringe Festival: Micetro

Published: Fri 5 Feb 2010 09:49 AM
NZ Fringe Festival: Micetro

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Join the Wellington Improv Troupe on the quest to find Wellington's quickest WIT! Beginning Feb 14 as part of New Zealand Fringe Festival, the ever popular Micetro is launching its biggest competition yet at the Fringe Bar.
Micetro is a raucous evening of spontaneity that mixes beloved improv games, charismatic humility, and audience suggestions to create a unique night of entertainment that will never be seen again.
Armed only with their quick wits, improvisers will valiantly struggle to cross the gaping abyss of failure- to everyone’s amusement and joy! Each improviser has one goal in mind; to be crowned 2010’s Ultimate Micetro Champion.
In every show eight eager improvisers will go head to head to impress the audience and be crowned Micetro for the week. The winner of each heat will also earn a slot in the ultimate battle of Improv supremacy; the gruelling final on May 9th. Only one will be left standing to take the title, and it is up to the audience to decide the winner, so make sure you come along to the Fringe Bar to cheer for your favourite!
The Micetro format was created by improvisational guru and teacher Keith Johnstone to handle a large group, and is now played in 20 countries around the world; Two directors bring actors on stage. The audience votes on several rounds of improvised scenes, eventually to eliminate all but one, crowned the Micetro improviser for the evening. Ten weeks of shows will determine who gets to compete in the Comedy Festival finals season, with the winner of each week earning a spot in the semi finals.
The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) is Wellington’s not-for-profit, community-based improvisational theatre group. WIT performs and teaches the skills of improvisational theatre at community venues around the Wellington region.
Performance dates and times: Sunday, Feb 14 - May 9, 7pm Fringe festival: $10 full / $8 concession / $5 fringe addict Comedy festival: Between festivals: $5
Booking Tickets available at iticket or on the door, Fringe Bar, corner of Cuba and Vivian st.

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