Discovery Place finds its spontaneity

Good improv comedy can be a magical thing.

The spontaneity and lightning fast thinking of the actors on stage is akin to watching a good jazz but with a much higher chance of cursing. Each instrument knows when to come in and when to fade out without instruction just instinct. It’s a study of human interaction and a really cool example of Group Thinking at its finest.

The Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon Street, will test this brain power when it hosts an Improv Night January 12 with the Charlotte-based improv troupes the Chuckleheads and Sinergismo.

Here are some examples of their made-up-on-the-spot work.

The Chuckleheads

Sinergismo

The performance is the final event in the Science After Dark series. This is an adult event so make sure any children are age appropriate for the material.

Tickets are $5 and the performance is held from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.

For more information or to make a reservation call 704.372.6261 x300 or email info@discoveryplace.org. Light refreshments and beverages from Rock Bottom Brewery will be provided.

Want to know more about the troupes?

The Chuckleheads are the prototypical improvisationa group, performing games that have been made famous on the TV game show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and on stages across the world by theatre troupes from Second City, The Groundlings and Upright Citizen's Brigade. Visit www.thechuckleheads.com for more information.  

Sinergismo is a performing arts ensemble formed in 2003 at Winthrop University and is comprised of dancers, artists, poets, and musicians using collaboration as a means to produce performance. The group has performed at venues throughout the southeast including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Sumter Museum of Art, Southern Holiday Dance Festival Saturday Series, Winthrop University, Gettys Art Center, the Democratic National Convention, Twenty-Two Art Gallery and the Charlotte Dance Festival. Find out more information about the troupe at www.facebook.com/Sinergismo.