Several neurological mysteries of the human brain get treated with a compassionate, highly fascinating, and very readable touch. Dr. Sacks describes a number of different cases wherein a patient loses a critical function of their mind. One woman, when her hands are placed behind her back... well, you need to read about this for yourself. What I love is that Oliver Sacks is a terrific writer, so his work in the hospital becomes a literary treat for me. Plus, his patients become lovable and uniquely human.
Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but her wit and wisdom left readers pining for more. Impro Theatre's Jane Austen UnScripted gives audiences a chance to imagine the other books she might have written. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in costume, improvising a brief 'playlet' in the style of Austen, then answering questions from the audience.
“One of the funniest evenings in town…An amazing comedy troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes.”
-Los Angeles Times Magazine
“SENSATIONAL…smash hit…ingenuity, imagination, and hilarity… improv artists at the top of their field… MUST SEE.”
“Impro Theatre's gift lies in far more than improv's expected one-liners and zingers -rather, their gift is the more subtle and complex art of storytelling…Austen would be pleased, indeed.”