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Rumble Pak presents Game On
Three young local improvisers — Adam Drory, Tristen Foy and Lukas Conway — choose a video-game gimmick wherein you, the audience, are at the controls of a 45-minute story... in that you choose a hero and a setting to navigate.
The choose-your-adventure approach to improv has been known to fail at the fringe, but this trio brought it off on Friday afternoon with a “haunted mansion” setting and a comic assortment of characters, including a bus-driving heroine named Michigan Molly and sundry Gothic characters including zombies, a lovable bat, and an evil intern.
The video-game device is not inappropriate. Improv, like a video game, can take you to some time-wasting loops and dead ends, but these guys navigate past those potential obstructions with wit and a bit of charm in their Super Mario tool belts.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
Time to grab your controller and go on a quest!
It's a Shoot'em Up, Hack and Slash and Platformer all rolled into one. Where you create the Hero and watch them shine, or fall to shambles.
Armed with combos, infinite ammo and your suggestions, Rumble Pak improvises a journey for you and your friends.
Director: Lukas Conway, Adam Drory, Tristen Foy
Cast: Lukas Conway, Adam Drory, Tristen Foy
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 45 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, In Costume
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM CDT: