JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED will be presented by Impro Theater at the Garry Marshall Theater
The acclaimed Impro Theater presents Jane Austen Unscripted, a delightfully humorous afternoon in the garden of the Garry Marshall Theatre. Jane Austen Unscripted is an entirely improvised piece that brings Jane Austen’s world to life with your suggestions. Find yourself with a cup of English tea and sweets among headstrong young women, brooding nobles and eccentric parents.
With your suggestions, take part in a complete play that unfolds before your eyes. No performance is the same and IMPRO’s improvisational skill will have you laughing and clapping, gasping and gossiping. There will certainly be dilemmas and broken hearts, but true love is sure to triumph in this immersive afternoon of pure fun! Join live musicians, delicious tea and treats, and members of the Jane Austen Unscripted Company, in modern Regency comedy in Marshall’s Flower Gardens.
Jane Austen is undoubtedly one of the most enduring authors of her time. She was ahead of her time, ridiculing social norms that her readers hadn’t yet thought to challenge. Her wit, societal scrutiny, and ability to create some of literature’s most charismatic and poignant heroines set the stage for delicious comedy that erupts minute by minute. Impro Theater’s Jane Austen Unscripted gives audiences the chance to imagine what other books she could have written by creating a new story at each performance that Jane herself could be proud of.
This experience features the skillful storytelling and masterful performances Los Angeles expects from the Impro Theater Ensemble.
The 4-week run is led by Impro Ensemble Company members Paul Rogan and Sara Mountjoy-Pepka.
Originally from London, Paul has worked with all the major improv groups in the UK, including the Comedy Store Players and with Eddie Izzard and Friends. He joined Impro Theater to co-direct and star in his first production of Jane Austen UnScripted. TV credits include American Horror Story, Marvel Agents of Shield, The Orville, Grace and Frankie, Superstore, Casual, Castle, Timeless, KC Undercover, I Didn’t Do It, Anger Management, Legit, My Name is Earl, Big Love , Cougartown, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sleeper Cell, Cory in the House. The film includes Miss March, Thunderpants and A Knight in Camelot. The theater includes “George” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the “Master of Ceremonies” in Cabaret, and “Malvolio” in Twelfth Night. He also has numerous BBC radio comedy credits. As a stand-up comedian, Paul has performed improv in Hollywood and hundreds of live gigs on television and radio. Paul is a prolific voice-over artist with a great love of accent and dialect, which he also teaches for Impro.
Sara is originally from Washington State, where she began her career as a member of Unexpected Productions/Seattle TheatreSports. Here in LA, she’s a founding member of Ripley’s Improv (all-female, on stage and in front of the camera) and co-director of The Improvised Generation (Star Trek: TNG-style). She was a longtime member of the Impro Lab before joining the main company of Impro Theatre. For over 15 years, Sara has performed as a professional mime with Magic Circle Mime Co, with major orchestras across Asia, Europe and North America, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. DC. She is a founding member of What You Will with Ensemble. Shakespeare Theater in Pasadena, and you’ll regularly find her performing Shakespeare around the country (including Great River Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Co/Wooden O, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum).
GMTea Experience tickets are $75 each and include
• Seating at the Garden Party table closest to the stage
• English tea and delicious treats
• Guests will be seated at reserved tables that can accommodate two, four or six people.
Standard Garden Seating tickets are $50 each. These are seats tucked behind party table seats. Tea and sweets are not included.
Tickets can be purchased on the Garry Marshall Theater website at https://www.garrymarshalltheatre.org/jane-austen-unscripted.