Comedy show coming to Redmond

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:20pm
  • Life

Comedy is coming to Redmond Arts in the Parks for the first time.

On Friday, August 7 beginning at 7 p.m., Open Improv arrives in Redmond, featuring comedians from Unexpected Productions. The performance will be held on the lawn behind Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street.

Unexpected Productions, which began in 1983, have performed in Germany, Australia, New Zealand and all over the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to have Unexpected Productions come to Redmond for this special show,” stated Mary Yelanjian, City Arts Administrator. “This will be one of the best ways to relax with your family, eat a picnic dinner and laugh away the heat.”

Arts in the Parks performances will run through August 25, with special children’s shows every Tuesday at noon and family events on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and a low-backed chair or blanket.

Schedule of remaining performances follows.

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Aug 7: Open Improv with Unexpected Productions.

Aug 14: Teen Performances in collaboration with the Old Fire House Teen Center. Now in its third year, the teens take the stage to perform original music and spoken word.

Aug 21: Unexpected Theater. A variety of theater, movie, pop-culture, and artistic styles come to life through your requests

Tuesdays at noon

Aug 11: Storytelling and Music. Interactive music and stories for the family

Aug 18: Junk Chime. Band members play a big percussion instrument made up of recycled metal

Aug 25: Dandelions and Daydreams by Redwood Theatre. A little girl falls asleep in the garden and wakes up the same size as the bugs

See for detailed information or call (425) 556-2316.

Arts in the Parks is sponsored by the City of Redmond Arts Commission and Redmond Parks and Recreation Department with funding support from 4Culture Sustained Support Program and Facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. Request sign language interpreters two weeks in advance.

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