After a long hiatus from live, in-person improv shows, the Blue Door Theatre is finally reopening its doors. The nonprofit performance arts organization has been around since 1996, and has operated in the Garland District for nearly two decades now. If you’ve never been to an improv show, I highly recommend it — chances are, you’ll have a good laugh and be impressed with how well the improvisers can come up with elaborate characters and stories on the spot. Improv comedy shows are especially fun since most improv games rely on suggestions from the audience, so the audience helps shape the show. Bring the whole family on Friday nights for Zero Lag Laughs, a family-friendly show, or go to the theater on Saturdays for Safari, an improv adventure intended for mature audiences. The Blue Door Theatre also offers improv classes, so anyone can get involved.
Live Improv at Blue Door Theatre • Fridays (all ages) and Saturdays (16+) at 7:30 pm • $8 • Blue Door Theatre • 815 W. Garland Ave. • bluedoortheatre.com • 509-747-7045
— Lillian Piel