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Murder on the Improv Express
June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018
Picture this – a luxury train trapped in the Canadian Rockies with a passenger list that includes a prominent socialite, a retired military officer, and a famous detective – and oh yes, there’s a corpse! What you have are the makings of a classic murder mystery. Welcome to Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy.
As in countless whodunits, this one is set in the 1930’s and involves many of the set characters and scenarios you’d expect to find. However, what isn’t known is who the victim is, who the killer is, and how the dastardly deed was done. These are just some of the things that will be established by audience suggestions during the course of the show. As in all improv, Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy involves the improvisers taking their inspiration from the audience and creating the script on the spot. In this high-stakes game, very little is pre-determined. What is known is that audience members will kill themselves with laughter at all the improbable plot twists and turns.
“I have always loved the heightened theatricality and ‘high society’ characters of period murder mysteries,” says VTSL’s Executive Director, Jay Ono. “To get to play out one of those mysteries and not know the end ourselves is a real thrill.”