A Family Affair

Theatre (improv)

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Description

A family of improvisers?! Yes! A Family Affair is an improvised show in which personal, sometimes hilarious (but always true), heartfelt stories are told from the perspectives of a real life mom, dad and daughter. Their insights and conflicts provide the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast.

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Janice Wilson 37 days ago

What a terrible TERRIBLE rehearsed “ improv”! This was a waste of my time, was not funny, was embarrassing for the family who should be ashamed of showing this debacle. The scenario of the family making unrehearsed disclosures about some aspect of the family history which would be then “ improvised” by the 10 friends of family on stage, with the family standing to the side of the stage was silly really. It was clearly a series of short rehearsed playlets that had nothing to do with the family or anything they had “ disclosed”!!! The pizza maker sketch... what WAS that about?? How did it relate to mom, dad and their daughter?? I don’t get it. Dad wanting to provide for his wife and family? What was that about? Dad never mentioned being unemployed...???!! In short, dad was a lawyer in real life and so I can only assume he paid a healthy contribution to the festival in order to say they’d “ played the Edinburgh festival “. I felt unpleasantly uncomfortable when mum , in the play, disclosed dad was emotionally unavailable which seemed to hurt and upset dad. He came back with a defence of his right to be cool and rational... but this was not developed in the prelplanned playlet. I suggest the family go to some proper improvised theatre of which there are plenty around, to see how it should be done. Clearly they had fun between themselves... I just didn’t get it AT ALL. Stay away. Run away. AVOID.


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