Shock and Awesome + The View from Yalta + Bechdelprov and the Glass Ceiling + The October Issue

An improv happening featuring players from throughout the land!


Sunday January 22, 2017
7:30 PM
$12 in advance; $15 at the door

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW

Something unscripted and unpredictable is happening Inauguration Weekend in DC (Jan. 19-22). Grief? Outrage? Consciousness-raising? An unalterable shift in the space-time continuum? Probably all of the above … and much more. Human improvisers of every ilk bring all their messy thoughts and feelings to the stage for this momentous weekend of creative expression and connection at this pivotal and urgent time in our history.

These shows are presented at DC Arts Center in the heart of Adams Morgan.

For group discounts (eight or more), please contact Dan Miller at

Featured Acts

Shock and Awesome
This all-American USO act has been entertaining troops and detainees alike in locales from Guantanamo to the Salt Pit. Fresh from the whirlwind of the Inaugural Balls!
Cast: Mark Chalfant, Catherine Deadman, Molly Murchie

The View from Yalta
Set beginning the moment after the shutter snaps on an iconic photo (, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin (L to R) meet in Yalta to discuss the plan for peace following World War II, confident that a populist, scapegoating demagogue surely could NEVER rise to lead a major world power again. (Like, ever.)
Cast: Luke Hennig, Mike Mazzella, Omar Parbhoo, Jesse Young

Bechdelprov and the Glass Ceiling
These lady improvisers continue to break the glass ceiling with scenes featuring powerful women without mentioning men. Cast: Sarah Bucher, Justine Hipsky, Jordana Mishory, Kelsey Peters, Sam Schifrin, Heather Marie Vitale, Lauren Woody

General information:

  • Line-ups vary nightly. Please verify the performing acts on your individual curtain times.
  • For all shows, unclaimed tickets may be resold at curtain time. Late arrivals will be seated at WIT’s discretion.
  • Washington Improv Theater strives to ensure its shows are accessible to all audiences at our home stage at Source. However, our guest venue DC Arts Center is not accessible to wheelchair users and may be challenging to patrons with limited mobility. If you have accessibility questions, please email us at
  • DCAC Members: Please call DCAC for the member code at (202) 462-7833.
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