The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company is headed to Long Wharf Theatre, for two nights only, June 7 and 8. Both performances are at 8 PM on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. The tour features improv scenarios sparked by interviews from that evening’s audience members. Each performance has never been seen and will never be seen again.
Tickets for Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company are $40 and can be purchased at the LWT box office, by calling 203.787.4282, or by visiting longwharf.org ($44.50 online and over the phone). Performances occur at Long Wharf Theatre, located at 222 Sargent, New Haven, CT. Marcum, LLP is the Long Wharf Theatre comedy series presenting sponsor.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company show is a fast-paced 90 minutes consisting of two hilarious halves of the freshest, long-form improv the nation has to offer. The Touring Company cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles. These performers are the “next wave” of comedy superstars from the theatre that introduced comedian greats such as Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office) and many more to the lexicon of household comedy names.
ABOUT UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is the comedy powerhouse founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. Dubbed "the most influential name in improv today" by The New York Times, UCB runs theaters in New York and LA, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy seven nights a week. UCB also operates the only accredited sketch and improv school in the country, with training center facilities on both coasts. UCB alumni and instructors include performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Key & Peele, Veep, Silicon Valley, The Hangover, 21 Jump Street, Orange is the New Black, Big Mouth, and many, many more. In addition to classes and live comedy performances, UCB's Touring Company brings improv to colleges and performing arts centers nationwide, and our corporate workshops are the industry-standard for improv-based professional development services.
ABOUT LONG WHARF THEATRE
Founded in 1965, Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director and Joshua Borenstein, Managing Director) is a Tony award-winning company of international renown and has been a leader in American theatre, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classic and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres.
Throughout its history, Long Wharf Theatre has created a unique home in New Haven for theatre artists from around the world, resulting in the transfer of over 30 productions to Broadway or Off-Broadway, including Napoli, Brooklyn; Satchmo at the Waldorf; My Name is Asher Lev; The Glass Menagerie; Durango; BFE; Sixteen Wounded; Wit (Pulitzer Prize); Hughie; American Buffalo; Requiem for a Heavyweight; Quartermaine’s Terms (Obie Award/Best Play); The Gin Game (Pulitzer Prize); The Shadow Box (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award/Best Play); The Changing Room; The Contractor (NY Drama Critics Circle/Best Play); and Streamers, among many others now in the American theatre canon.
Each year Long Wharf Theatre produces an annual season featuring original productions on its two stages, along with education programming, a new play festival, community partnerships, and a variety of special events.