See 'Stranded' at Funhouse Lounge
Comedy is improvised mashup of 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Lost'
The Funhouse Improvisers will present the premiere of its next pop culture-inspired improvised show Stranded weekends through Sept. 3.
What if the castaways from Gilligans Island were shipwrecked on the island from Lost? In each performance of Stranded, the rotating cast of improvisers will portray that iconic septet of castaways, exploring the island to find danger, mystery and comedy.
The show preserves that fun, carefree spirit from the original Gilligans Island while mixing in some of the darker moments in the style of Lost, with its weird secrets and character flashbacks, said director Mandy Khoshnevisan. Both shows are essentially about complete strangers forced to live together in a strange place. Who knows who they are and what theyre really like?
The Funhouse is familiar with paying homage to beloved popular culture on the improv stage, having previously created such shows as Deadwood Unscripted; USS: Improvise, a musical comedy by Star Trek: The Next Generation; and Murder Mystery Machine, a mashup of Scooby Doo and slasher films.
Performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 3.
Tickets are $10 online at funhouselounge.com or $15 at the door. The Funhouse Lounge is located at 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. in Portland.
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