Set in a local bar, in this interactive, improvisational, theatre experience the bartender and six improv actors embedded in the crowd create an evening of entertainment. Featuring a live musical guest at every performance. More…
A different show every night, the audience is guided through the evening by the bartender who facilitates a comic and topical conversation based on the makeup of the audience. Because any good bar thrives on the live performances of talented musicians, 'Joe’s' has featured unique musical performances during each show – culling from local talent as well as nationally recognized bands.
See it if You enjoy participating in a lively discussion. This felt more like a guided discussion than theatre so you get more when you speak up.
Don't see it if You don’t like immersive theatre or participation.
See it if you want to be part of a conversation in a bar w/strangers and discuss mostly non-cerebral ideas concerning daily life in the city.
Don't see it if you don't want to participate. [Unlike any immersive show I know, this one's completely dependant on audience interest & involvement.]
See it if You like the idea of bar conversation & meeting a variety of characters. You like immersive theatre. You want to hear great music.
Don't see it if You prefer more contemporary immersive theatre: this felt like Tony & Tina. You want natural interactions: this was stilted & over-stagy.
See it if want chance 2 be part of discussion of ideas, want 2 share, get 2 drink in amiable atmosphere, want some meaning in your entertainment
Don't see it if don't want 2 share, believe barrooms R 4 drinking only, expect performers 2 do all work, audience participation scares U,
See it if you enjoy immersing and participating in improvisational theatre and don’t mind plotless interactions, disjointed, loose end conversations
Don't see it if you prefer scripted plots, character arcs, audible dialog, traditional staging, or musicals/larger casts, and less audience participation
See it if want to sit at the bar and grab some drinks specials while some conversations you may not care about go on behind you. If you like therapy.
Don't see it if you are expecting something funny and real improv. They rely on the audience too much, and the actors jokes were not funny.
See it if Fun to be in immersive experience and I like improv. Good for a change of pace and something new. Musical performer Shelly was entertaining
Don't see it if You have no patience for an impromptu story evolving and don’t want to hear from fellow audience members. This group will improve over time.
See it if You like to sit in a bar&talk to other people on different topics (religion, family, insecurities etc). Audience Interaction makes it unique
Don't see it if You do not want put on the spot(audience participation is encouraged,not forced), you do not like bar setting,religious discussion offends u
See it if you want to experience something different and have an interest in participating in (or observing) what's really a facilitated conversation.
Don't see it if you want a standard show. The success of this concept is completely reliant on those who participate, and their level/depth of engagement.
See it if you like awkward comedy that plays on people's insecurities, overstated. You like the platonic ideal of bar conversations.
Don't see it if you'd like the conversation to be particularly interesting or deep. Actor-improved spontaneous group conversation sounds great. This isn't.
See it if Actors spotted around bar, interspersed with audience. Tries for free-wheeling bar talk, with actors seeding themes, creating conflict, etc.
Don't see it if Full of sound and fury. Some bright people, but subjects/characters of limited interest, awkward rants, uneven acting, goes nowhere.
See it if you really really enjoy improv, want to be involved, and don't mind a meandering melancholic evening at a bar
Don't see it if you want a traditional theatre piece, or have a low tolerance for mid-level improv, it feels like being back in class
See it if you want to pay to feel like you are sitting in a bar talking to people you would never otherwise talk to or forced to people watch.
Don't see it if you don't like audience participation
See it if you're up for cheap drinks at a friendly bar. But don't expect much from the show. Embedded actors are obvious, the "conversation" forced.
Don't see it if you have no interest in a beer or a drink because without that there is no reason to attend this performance.
See it if If you think talking to strangers, most of whom are ringers, about topics only a college freshman might find profound this is a show for you
Don't see it if If you like genuine spontaneity or intelligent discussions about serious issues. You won’t find it here. Awkward and forced interaction.
See it if You are a fan of amateur "therapy", and inter-active, pseudo -psychological performances. The best talkers were not the over the top plants.
Don't see it if You want a sharp, comic, improvisational show.
See it if you want to engage with ordinary people about relatively ordinary things in a warm, funny atmosphere. Unexpectedly moving. Great music too!
Don't see it if you want a conventional plot in a conventional setting. There's a lot of humanity to be found here, but not a lot narrative drive.
Get alerts about your favorite artists and theater companies