This Week at Odd Duck Studio: August 11-14

We’ve got eight performances tonight through Sunday evening between six different shows and if there was ever a week to buy tickets and see our shows, this is that week.

Last month, due to some rental and show cancellations by some of our co-producers, we were without anticipated revenue and fell behind on the rent for Odd Duck Studio. We have until Monday, August 15 to raise $2075.69 to be caught up. We started a fundraising campaign on Indie GoGo to help raise the needed revenue. So if you are able too, please contribute to the cause here:

http://igg.me/p/38217?a=64586&i=shlk

Now onto our eclectic array of programming this week:

First up tonight through Saturday at 8pm is Zelda.

Denise Paulette, Seattle actress, is performing her one woman show, ZELDA by William Luce at Odd Duck Studio beginning Saturdays July 30 & August 6 with an extended run Thurs., Fri. & Sat. nights beginning August 11th-August 27th.

ZELDA is the compelling story of Zelda Fitzgerald.  As the wife of F. Scott, she found herself his muse for what Scott wrote about and lived: The Jazz Age.  In and out of sanitariums for 17 years, Zelda struggled not only with her mental illness but also the common human threads of unrequited love, growing old, lost dreams and ultimately her own mortality.

As a writer, painter and ballet dancer, ZELDA is her story of passion, wit, determination and living in one’s art no matter the situation.

Performances begin at 8 pm; admission is $15.00/Adults, $12.50 Students/Seniors.  Advance tickets at206-679-3271 and at

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190345

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Tonight & every Thursday at 10:30pm is The Comedy Workshop.

A weekly open mic for professional and amateur comedians, sketch comedians, and improvisational actors/improvisers to test new material and to develop their acts.

Hosted by Rik Deskin.

Inspired by The Comedy Workshop and Comics Annex of Houston’s Comedy scene in the 1980′s to 1990′s, Alum Rik Deskin, Actor and Artistic Director of Eclectic Theater Company wants to help cultivate and enhance Seattle’s Comedy Scene by creating a venue where comedians can perform between 5 to 10 minutes of material each depending on sign-ups.

Performers: (free if performing) see below
Audience Members: $5. Advance Tix available by phone at 206-679-3271 and at
http://www.brownpaperticke​ts.com/event/162169

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Friday at 12:10pm is our weekly Brown Bag Comedy.

Brown Bag Comedy is a weekly lunchtime show featuring two top Comedians and goes from 12:10-12:40pm at the Odd Duck Studio.

Produced by Eclectic Theater Company.

Friday, August 12th we will feature Sean Murphy and Travis Vogt

$5 (Free for comics and SAG/AEA/AFTRA Members)

Advance tickets at:
http://www.brownpaperticke​ts.com/event/163583

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Friday at 10:30pm is Carskee w/ Drop The Root Beer And Run!

The short version….Carskee is a long form two-person improv team comprised of Jennifer Cargill & Erin Plischke. Their format is heavily influenced by their many years of training in Chicago’s improv scene and their years of performing in Austin’s eclectic improv scene. Carskee takes one suggestion and creates distinct characters that explore their relationship to each other and to the suggestion. They interweave from scene to scene creating new characters, stories and an abundance of laughter.

Drop the Root Beer and Run, Seattle’s thirstiest and stickiest comedy troupe, was founded in the winter of 2011 by Generation Friends alumni Corbin Smith and Matt Hatfield in grand ol’ Olympia, Washington. Specializing mostly in long form improvisation, DTRBAR has since relocated to Seattle and expanded to doing the occasional sketch comedy.

$10. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 or at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191748

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Saturday at 10:30pm is Closet Monsters Improv!

Come see CLOSET MONSTERS IMPROV take their first steps into the comedy world in their first FULL LENGTH SOLO show!!! The night will consist of laugh out loud funny comedy routines all improvised! That’s right folks- UNSCRIPTED! We intend on performing a bunch of short form games (so in the form of who’s line is it anyway, etc.) Tickets are $10 and by purchasing a ticket you will be supporitng local theatre, which is much appreciated!

Hope to see you there, and then we can scare the laughter out of ya!

-CMI (CLOSET MONSTERS IMPROV: Ashley, Cody, Cory, Kevin, and Aaron)

SATURDAYS 10:30pm Odd Duck Studio
*EVERY SATURDAY IN AUGUST 2011

ALSO: on SATURDAY AUGUST 20th, we will be raising money for the African Wildlife Foundation to help end poaching. So, Saturday will be a designated VEGAN IMPROV NIGHT! We will be giving out cruelty free cupcakes, and goodies galore! PLEASE COME AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!

$10. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191753

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On Sunday at 7pm catch the return of the Seattle Monthly Mash-Up!

Mash-ups are finally back! (Sorry they went away for so long.)

The tenth mash-up will again be at Odd Duck Studio, coordinated by Interrobang?!. We ask that improvisers participating have either advanced improv class experience (i.e., Wing-It’s 301-level classes, UP’s 400-level classes) or improv performance experience.

We’ll do our best to mix people up to perform with as many people from outside their usual groups as possible. Groups for the night will be announced as the night progresses, and each mash-up will go approximately 15 minutes.

Thus far, everyone who’s attended has been able to mash up at least twice.

You know there are a ton of amazing improvisers in town you’ve wanted to work with. Now’s your chance!

Suggested ticket price (which we’ll pass on directly to Odd Duck) is $5.00. Cheap! Fun! Awesome!

Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/192648

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Coming Soon:

The Big Bully Comedy Show at 7pm on Sunday, August 21. $5.

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September Skies written and directed by Jim Moran

September Skies is a providential drama about two acquaintances who re-schedule their flights aboard one of the hijacked 9/11 planes.

Previews September 1-4
September 8-October 1
Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Special Matinee on Saturday, October 1 at 2pm.

$10-$25 PWYC. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191921

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

World Premiere Written and Directed by Jim Moran
Starring David Foubert*, Cheryl Platz and TBA.
Stage Managed by Melissa Hamasaki*
Sound Design by Rob Witmer
Lighting Design by Sean Begley
Costume Design by Holly Forbis
Produced by Rik Deskin*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States.

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater Company.

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On Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 10:30pm, for one night only, the greatest Improv Team on the West Coast returns in

Hell Child 2: Induced Labor Day: The Unborn Reborn: Mourning Sickness

Tell all your friends, but tell ‘em quietly cause The Squad is back for one night only! That’s right! Elicia, Brandon and Molly are bringing you some horror and hilarity for your holiday weekend.

It was a tough birth, but nothing could have prepared them for what was to come. Is it just a phase? She’ll grow out of it! What did she do to those poor dolls? NO NOT YOUR BABY BROTHER! These are just a few of the things you need to worry about with…HELL CHILD.

Blood Squad Presents the return of “Hell Child”.
Your worst nightmare is adorable.

Blood Squad is Brandon Felker, Molly Arkin & Elicia Wickstead

One night only – Saturday September 3rd at 10:30pm – Odd Duck Studio
Tickets are $10. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/192782

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