Danville Improv troupe brings on the funny

Trapped in a Rumor Oct. 9 show to benefit Downs Syndrome Connection



Many times during the year, residents can venture out to the Village Theatre for traditional theatrical productions.  And then there are the nights when Trapped in a Rumor takes over the stage for an evening of unpredictable, high-energy fun!

A relative newcomer to the Bay Area, Trapped in a Rumor is making a name for themselves in the venue of Improvisational Comedy TIR2(aka  Improv).  Improv is a theatrical form, where the actors have no idea what is going to be happening from minute to minute on stage. This unscripted art form is also one of the most interactive, as members of the audience give the actors on-stage characters and situations to act out.

 The eight members of theTrapped in a Rumor ensemble do their shows in a format similar to Drew Carey's "Whose Line is it TIR 1Anyway" format.  It's a fast-paced and highly humorous performance, where no two shows are ever alike. In the capable hands of TiR's cast, this amazing format quirky, family-friendly entertainment.

The troupe is also very community conscious, donating the proceeds from their shows to a number of area charities. Groups that have received donations from TiR in the past include Haiti Relief, American Red Cross, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Nicolas Colby Fund and Child's Play.

Their upcoming Oct. 9 show will benefit Downs Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. 

The show, titled "Three Boats", will be held at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Village Theatre, 200 Front Street. Tickets are $10, with packages of four tickets for the price of three.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.villagetheatreshows.com, or calling (925) 314-3400.