The Island Today: Port’s Shakespeare to be improvised


“The Improvised Shakespeare Company is one of the country’s elite improv companies.” – The New York Times

The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform at Landmark on Main Street on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through Landmark’s box office (516-767-6444) and online at

Premium $39 (Friends $34), Select $34 (Friends $29), Standard $29 (Friends $24).

All ticket prices include a $2 facilities fee for capital improvements.

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), the Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes.

Each of the players has brushed up on his “thees” and “thous” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare.

Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written.

All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if every you’re wondering where the story is going so are they.

The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history.

Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been performing its critically acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005.

The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the U.S. with its national touring company.

They have been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago.

The ISC has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, and has received numerous awards in LA (Best of LA-LA Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation).

Landmark’s Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Jane & Martin Schwartz, Judy & Morton Sloan, Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz, and Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld.

The 2016-17 season is made possible thanks to Partners in Performing Arts: Harding Real Estate, Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation, Peter A. Forman Charitable Foundation, Town of North Hempstead and Winthrop University Hospital.


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