Apples to Improv | Under the Gun Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader
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Apples to Improv 

When: Sundays. Continues through July 31 2016
Price: $12
You’ve got to hand it to this Under the Gun troupe for opening its family-friendly improv show on a holiday weekend—perhaps unsurprisingly, our audience was only slightly larger than the entire cast of five. The somewhat casual production is loosely inspired by the card game Apples to Apples Junior; familiarity with it might help but isn't required as dealt cards offer subjects, topics, and themes to inspire the team-based competition. I admired the spontaneous quirkiness—the memory of grandma shaking a turkey neck at Thanksgiving, a baseball sketch done entirely in gestures. The kids in the audience loved being a part of the silliness; still, the format could use some tightening before it’s ready for prime time. —Suzanne Scanlon

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