The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:
On February 25 through 27, Boston’s best comedy club, Improv Asylum, landspeeds from its performance space in Boston’s North End to a theater not so far, far away. Known for its mix of improv and sketch comedy, the stellar group of comedians will premiere its newest show at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
Taylor, The Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars Parody is a fun-filled interactive show where the audience shapes the newest legendary story inspired by our favorite interstellar characters. Each show is driven by audience suggestions, and the star of the show, “Taylor, the Next Jedi,” is picked from the audience. Lightsaber fights, stormtroopers, and of course a Dark Lord (also an audience member) make this immersive and interactive show perfect for Star Wars lovers young and old.
Writer and director Norm Laviolette, CEO and co-founder of Improv Asylum, describes the experience: “My goal with the show is to have audiences think they know what they’re going to see – a cute, fun, improvisational thing based on Star Wars – but our costuming, our fight choreography, our lightsabers, the sound effects, the special effects…. The idea is to take what you think improvisation is and really expand what it can be in a theatrical way, all while making it super-interactive with the audience.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Boston’s best comedians,” added Mosesian Arts Executive Director Darren Farrington. “As we build back programming in our newly renovated and reopened space, our aim is to produce and present the best variety of performing and visual arts that Greater Boston has to offer.” Farrington, a longtime Star Wars fan himself, said, “I was nine when Star Wars came out, and I went back to see it five or six times that summer. I’m probably going to sit in the audience for every performance of Taylor too – especially since it’ll be a different show every time.”
Taylor, the Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars Parody performs on the Main Stage at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Friday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 26 at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. All tickets are $36 inclusive of fees. Student rush tickets are available one hour before performance times for $20.
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is located at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Massachusetts on the Arsenal on the Charles Campus. The venue is easily accessible from I-95/128, Routes 9, 16, 20, and 90 (Mass Pike), and the MBTA. See the “Getting Here” page on the venue’s website for detailed directions from various points and for information on free parking.
Joining several other performance venues in the region, the Mosesian Center for the Arts requires visitors age 12 and over to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative test. Masks are required for everyone entering the building as well. A complete list of current COVID safety policies is online at www.mosesianarts.org/covid-safety.
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About Mosesian Center for the Arts
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts venue in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot center, located within a former U.S. Army arsenal, houses a 339-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibition galleries, classrooms, and rehearsal studios. Mosesian Arts is located six miles from downtown Boston, borders the Charles River and Brighton, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and Metro West. Programs include professional theater and musical performances, gallery exhibitions, literary and art discussions, and performing and visual arts classes and workshops for all ages. Watertown Children’s Theatre, Mosesian Arts’ performing arts education program, provides exceptional classes and performances for youth and families. The venue also hosts celebrated and cutting-edge performing arts companies in the Greater Boston region, such as New Repertory Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre, Improv Asylum, Guerilla Opera, and Boston Midsummer Opera.
About Improv Asylum
Improv Asylum is a comedy theater featuring improvisation and sketch comedy (think Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!). They’ve performed more than 10,000 shows since 1998 for well over 2 million people. With live shows seven nights a week at their Hanover Street location in Boston’s North End, chances are they have a show tonight!
Improv Asylum also offers unique corporate training, hilarious customized corporate shows, and a student training center. In everything they do, they strive to provide the best comedic theater experience. Check out why Improv Asylum is the “funniest show you’ll ever be a part of!”™