Friday May 23rd
7:30PM – Improv Mixer: Impromptu Teams Improvising ($8)
Since 2011, Alchemy has been a fixture of Greenville’s comedy scene and continues to be a growing community of performers and students. This Friday at 7:30, we’ll be hosting an improv mixer where various cast members and students will be able to play improv games with players that they usually don’t have the opportunity to play with. We’re excited about the idea, and it’s sure to be a great blend of all the talent that you can see here in Greenville every Friday and Saturday night. If you are a member or a student and you are interested in playing in the show, be sure to show up early for a chance to sign up.
At Friday’s 9 o’clock show, stories from a guest inspire scenes from the all-star cast of Local Legends. This week, see scenes based on the stories from speaker and author, Raj Gavurla. When he was just 4 years old, Raj and his family moved to the U.S. from Hyderabad, India. Since then he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and started his speaking, coaching, and consulting company, LiiiVEN. He’s also written a book, Winning at Entrepeneurship, and has worked as a business consultant, engineer, model, and actor. This week he’s telling true stories about his life in Alchemy’s Local Legends!
Saturday May 24th
7:30PM – Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Comedy ($8)
This Saturday’s 7:30pm show is Alchemy Comedy’s players in Dual Duel. Two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. There will be a few familiar games like those featured on the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as some Alchemy originals. In this week’s show it’s Ben and Cat on the Blue Team vs Nicole and Miguel on the Red Team. Come out and help decide who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but since it’s all made up on the spot, you’ve definitely never seen this show!
At 9 o’clock this Saturday, Alchemy continues the CageMatch series pitting elite performers against rotating challengers. CageMatch is a clashing of two improv teams showcasing their talent for audience votes. The winner moves on to become the champion for the next CageMatch, competing against a new challenger.
This week’s champion is Slimprov : It’s survival of the slimmest in a format where the people and the scenes are long, but the action is far from lightweight. Two actors perform an unbroken, 20-minute improvised scene and play all the characters.
This week’s challenger is Vagabond : Vagabond moves from scene to scene, changing characters and passing through. Watch as a sprawling world of characters made up on the spot gets created before your eyes.