Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Offshoot Productions Offers a Free Performance in Tyrone on October 16

Offshoot Productions’ Gallery Players improvisation troupe, which is quickly gaining a loyal following, will perform at Tyrone’s Boxcar Café at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. This lively performance is entirely free of charge, as it is part of the Theatre Communications Group's national audience-development program, Free Night of Theatre.

Although there is no ticket cost, reservations are required and seating is limited. To reserve up to two tickets, visit Offshoot’s web site, Scroll down for a link to Free Night of Theatre. Once you are on the Free Night web site, click “Find a Show.”

The Boxcar Café, where the theatre company has performed previously to full houses, is located at 865 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA 30290. Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase.

The actors in Offshoot Productions’ Gallery Players—Elizabeth Clausen, Andy Fleming, Kristi Israel, Betty Mitchell, Paige Steadman and Joey Waldrop—bring a wide range of performing experience to the seemingly effortless improvisation they create for delighted audiences. Despite their different ages and backgrounds, they show an obvious mutual respect and delight in one another’s characters and antics. The director, Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D. has previously helmed an improv troupe in Michigan and has taught improvisation skills in workshops, classes, theatre festivals and conferences.

Each show is always different from preceding ones, depending upon audience input and the selection of scene formats from among dozens in the group’s repertoire. Examples? Well, how about a scene in which each line has to begin with the subsequent letter of the alphabet? (And the audience gets to blow the whistle—literally—when an actor slips up.) Or a dating game in which the audience assigns different characters (real or fictional, from Cleopatra to Orphan Annie) to the women competing for a guy? Like variety? Watch the actors turn an everyday scene into a Shakespearean tragedy, science fiction, situation comedy and more.

For additional information on the Gallery Players, contact Offshoot Productions at (770) 631-2362 or For general information on the Free Night program, go to To reach Tyrone’s Boxcar Café, call (770) 486-8931.

Offshoot Productions is the longest running professional theatre on the Southside.
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