GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia's Improv comedy troupe, Artificially Intelligent: Improvholics Anonymous (AI:IA), will be holding its third show this month.
The 90-minute show, entitled Improv, Jom?, will be staged at Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre until Sunday, and at Stage 2, Penang Performing Arts Centre, from May 25 to 27.
The show, which relies on audience participation, will feature a variety of games of improvisation, and is similar to the Whose Line Is It Anyway TV show.
The show is unscripted, allowing the audience to suggest topics and set parameters for the actors to enact scenes.
The show will feature seven "improvisers", namely Amelia Chen, Ashraf Zain, Farah Rani, Iedil Putra, Jit Yang, Malik Taufiq and Shamaine, along with keyboardist Aaron Lo.
AI:IA co-founder Chen said the great thing about Improv comedy shows is that every show is different.
"You will never find two shows alike.
"We have a variety of physical and musical games, as well as word play. You will be at the edge of your seats watching the show," she said.
Playground Productions's artistic director Megat Sharizal said that the production house has always been fans of AI:IA, which comprises an enthusiastic group of actors.
"We support AI:IA's aim to share with Malaysians the joys of improvisational theatre, and that's why we decided to bring the show to Penang as well," he said.
Ticket prices are RM35 for adults and RM25 for students.
AI:IA will also be offering a complimentary two-hour improvisation workshop for colleges or universities which make a minimum group booking of 30 persons.
For more information, log on to www.facebook.com/aiiaimprov. By Melissa Darlyne Chow