“The Blankety Blank” is a Southern California based improv team that brings you full length plays in the styles of various literary and theatrical genres.
“Farm To Table” is OJP’s brand new house team, specializing in bespoke, artisanal, BPA-free comedy.
Improv is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters, and dialogue of a scene or story are made up in the moment.
JAN. 12TH 8 PM $15
The Blankety Blank Presents
Audience Pick: Paranormal High
The audience picked, and now The Blankety Blank is back with another installment of “Paranormal High”!
In a world where the supernatural reigns supreme, what does it mean to be a normal teenager? Or maybe a not so normal one… Based on the Teen Paranormal genre of movies and literature (think Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Teen Wolf), “Paranormal High” spins a tale of angst and hormones based on your suggestions!
NOTE: Each show is a completely unique two act play! Nothing is written or planned beforehand. That being said, this show typically has content that could be rated PG-13.
The Blankety Blank is a Southern California based improv team that brings you full plays in the styles of various literary and theatrical genres. Other genres they have brought to OJP include “Adventures at Hogwarts”, “Menagerie on a Hot Tin Streetcar”, “Sense & Prejudice”, and “The Phizz-Whizzing Tales of Roald Dahl”.
FEB. 2ND 10 PM $15
If you don’t know Josh Nicols, what you should know is that he is a great improvisor and teacher. He is a founder of Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton which is the company responsible for “raising” many of the performers you’ve seen at OJP. He is the director of The Orange County Improv Festival and founder and former director of The Improv Cup. Most recently, he’s been serving as the Training Center Director for M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. But the time has come for Josh to leave California, and take on a new adventure in Colorado!
But before he rides off to the tune of some John Denver song, we’re throwing one last California show featuring a potpourri of Josh’s favorite styles and performers. Don’t miss this!
FEB. 9TH 10 PM $15
SECRET SHOW: Queen’s Bitch
Fresh from their worldwide national tour of the San Gabriel Valley, punk rock band Queen’s Bitch is back at OJP after their energetic debut during last season’s “Short People.” This absolutely secret show is QB’s night to debut their latest single(s) for a live audience. If you’ve got problems with authority and great taste in music, don’t miss this. Also, it’s a secret, so don’t bloody tell anybody.
NOTE: This show contains live amplified (and some improvised) rock music, bad attitudes, and adult content. No one under 18 admitted.
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A Lifetime of Regret
A Lifetime of Regret is a drinking game/trivia challenge/staged reading of some of the best of the worst to ever grace your television screen: Lifetime Channel movies. Each performance is a completely different script brought to life by a talented team of improvisors who have already started one drink ahead of their audience. Yes, it’s technically scripted – but the experience is nothing that anyone can truly prepare for.
OUR MARCH FILM SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE!
Don’t worry, you don’t have to drink to have fun and watch a funny show.
NOTE: Outside beverages not allowed in the theatre. No one under 18 admitted. Adult content and language. Really adult. We mean it.
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Get Stuffed with Improv
The Saturday Smorgasbord is an event like no other! Each Smorgasbord features different improv teams and forms from around SoCal. You can stuff yourself with an un-ending sampler platter of all the most delicious styles of improvisation!*
*No food actually included. This is a mental feast.
NOTE: Content is improvised, so we don’t know what’ll happen! We recommend this show for adults.
2019 SHOW DATES:
JUNE 22ND AUG. 24TH DEC. 21
8 PM $15
Tales Told by Idiots
Tales Told By Idiots is so much more than your average open mic night – it’s a space to connect with new ideas, art, and terrible anecdotes. Anyone can sign up to share a story, perform a scripted work, sing a song, or play something original. The only catch is, you’ve got a different theme to riff on every night!
JUNE’S THEME: BELIEF
AUGUST’S THEME: GROWTH
DECEMBER’S THEME: HOLIDAYS
NOTE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
All those wishing to perform may submit up to two (2) pieces for the evening. Depending on the volume of submissions, only one may be performed. Each piece must be under 5-7 minutes in length. Performers do not pay admission. Please submit the titles of your pieces along with any necessary digital music files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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