BATS In-Person Improv Shows 2022

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BATS Improv

Through Sep 30th

Explore the world of improv with Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture resident organization BATS Improv. Friday and Saturday nights offer in-person shows at the Bayfront Theater In Building B.


Summer gets weirder with WTF (What The Friday)? on Fridays, July 1, 2022, July 8, 2022, July 15, 2022, July 22, 2022, and July 29, 2022, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Audiences provide the themes —  anything goes — pet weddings, ice cream, bad hair days, NFTs, cryptocurrency, whatever — and BATS improvisers spin even the wildest ideas into spontaneous scenes. ($10 to $20)

July weekends get even wackier — enjoy the classic Improvised Farce! on Saturdays, July 2, 2022, July 9, 2022, July 16, 2022, July 23, 2022, and July 30, 2022, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Improvised Farce! premise is that a group of eccentric individuals gathers somewhere and hi-jinks ensue — anything from mistaken identities to romance, chase scenes, subterfuge, and more. ($10 to $20)

Send in photos ahead of Friday nights in August for Snapshot on Fridays, August 5, 2022, August 12, 2022, August 19, 2022, and August 26, 2022, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. No need to describe what the photo is about — BATS Improv just wants to use them to riff off on a strange story of their own. Of course, the odder the photo is, the more likely the improvisation could be hilarious. However, even relatively normal photos can inspire intriguing scenarios. ($10 to $20)

Improvised Arabian Nights takes the stage on Saturdays, August 6, 2022, August 13, 2022, August, 20, 2022, and August 27, 2022, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The imaginative ancient tales get an improv twist as magic, thieves, genies, heroes, epic quests, and forbidden love become themes for instant legends. ($10 to $20)

As Summer fades into Fall, join BATS for Improv Games Roadshow on Fridays, September 2, 2022, September 9, 2022, September 16, 2022, September 23, 2022, and September 30, 2022. This blast from the past highlights players from every BATS era discovering hidden improv treasures, dusting them off, and bringing them back to life. ($10 to $20)

Martial arts reign supreme when BATS presents House Of The Flying Bat: Improvised Kung-Fu on Saturdays, September 3, 2022, September 10, 2022, September 17, 2022, and September 24, 2022. Mysticism fills the air as audiences select a film title for the improvisers to transform into a full-on battle of the ages. ($10 to $20)

For more improv, visit the BATS online YouTube video playlist for free digital clips of BATS Improv’s greatest hits. Online shows from 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as other BATS Improv videos, are free to view by following Facebook links.

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