Sak to open Gorilla Theatre

You’ve heard of guerrilla theater (well, maybe you have). Now there’s Gorilla Theatre, a new improv show at Sak Comedy Lab, in which four directors compete in putting together a song, scene or game to win the Gorilla prize.

The show opens Jan. 21, but there are a bunch of previews beginning Friday Jan. 7. Here’s more from the folks at Sak:

Sak Comedy Lab is ready to open the cage and let the rumpus begin with the premiere of a new improv show – Keith Johnstone’s Gorilla Theatre.

Gorilla Theater opens with a gala performance on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Sak Comedy Lab, located on the 2nd floor of the CityArts Factory at 29 S. Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando.

Tickets are $15 General Admission and Florida Residents get in for $12 w/ID as well as Students, Seniors and Military (all w/ID please).

Reservations can be made by calling the Sak Comedy Lab Box Office at 407-648-0001.  More information is available at on the web.

Sak invites the gala performance audience to a post show reception following the show.

Preview performances continue up to the opening gala performance.  Preview performances include: Friday January 7 at 11:30pm, Friday January 14 at 11:30pm, Thursday January 20 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Friday January 21 at 7:30pm.

Starting Thursday January 27, Keith Johnstone’s Gorilla Theatre will run regularly on Thursdays at 9:30pm and Fridays at 11:30pm.  Thursday shows feature an additional discount to students and hospitality-industry employees – $5 tickets w/ID.  Ask for the Skooled and Served Special.

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Comedy Lab, things are about to get hairy! Four improv directors battle it out on the Sak stage for the highly coveted Gorilla trophy. The stakes are high and there’s no monkeying around as each director competes to have his/her vision reign supreme in a series of spontaneous scenes, songs and games. This is no-holds-barred improv at its finest!! Will the audience and judge go “bananas” for the successful scene, or demand a “forfeit?” The performers’ fate is in their hands, as only one director can claim the gorilla as his/her own at the end of the night. Directed by David Charles, the creator of other Sak favorites FourPlay: The Improvised Musical, The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare and Is This Seat Taken?

Sak Comedy Lab | 29 S. Orange Ave. @ the CityArts Factory | Orlando, FL | 32801 | 407-648-0001

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