The Great Unknown

Take Dickens (please). Would his work be more interesting, more accessible, more humorous (which is to say humorous at all) if its characters were, say, in a post-apocalyptic setting? Or how about on the American prairie? What if they were caught in the confines of a Quentin Tarantino film? Welcome to the Un-Scripted Theater Company, whose cast members start with a single premise – their most recent one was, in fact, Dickens – and takes suggestions from the audience as to what genre will be their context. Then they improvise a full-length musical (or not-musical, depending) production from the combination. Tonight as part of B.O.O.M. Fest, the troupe returns to the soon-to-be-shuttered Off-Market Theater to in a farewell ad-hoc performance that (as of now) knows no premise or bounds. That’s for you to decide.
Mon., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., 2011

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