‘May The Laughs Be With You’’ Improv Show Celebrates Star Wars Month at Steel Beam Theatre

The notion that May 4th is Star Wars Day has expanded to May being Star Wars Month. To celebrate Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles, IL is hosting an event of galactic proportions Star Wars Comedy Weekend May 19th-21st. One of the key events of the weekend is a special Star Wars-themed improv comedy show by Any Suggestions? Improv.

Any Suggestions? is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the area’s best improv comedy troupes. Adding a Star Wars theme for the May 20th show will make the event something special – the perfect mixture of celebrating your love of the Star Wars Universe and celebrating the love of laughter and having a good time.

Titled May The Laughs Be With You, Any Suggestions? will present improv games similar to those made famous by television’s Whose Line is it Anyway and downtown powerhouse Second City. But, for this event the games will feature a Star Wars connection. They could include Star Wars characters, Star Wars locations, Star Wars weapons, or Star Wars plot lines – that’s the beauty of improv. You have to show up to find out.

“Any Suggestions? always has the audience in stitches,” says Steel Beam Theatre managing director Catie Early. “Adding a Star Wars element just adds to the silliness, laughs, and all-night fun.”

The cornerstone of Star Wars Comedy Weekend is the hit Chicago one-woman comedy show The Princess Strikes Back starring Victoria Montalbano. Playing Friday, May 19th and Sunday, May 21st, The Princess Strikes Back is the most moving and enjoyable one-person show since Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, Lili Tomlin’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and John Leguizamo’s Freak.

When it comes down to it, Star Wars Comedy Weekend is going to be nonstop fun. Come for the Star Wars comedy of Any Suggestions? on Saturday and The Princess Strikes Back on either Friday or Sunday. It’s a complete weekend of fun for anyone who loves The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Bad Batch, Boba Fett, Andor, and of course all the films. Heck, even Star Trek fans will have fun!

“Any Suggestions? is all about bringing people together through laughter and helping to create memories that will have all our souls smiling for a long, long time,” explains April Noel, artistic director of the improv troupe. “Working in the Star Wars theme allows our artists to not only play with their natural comedic abilities, but also add layers of one-liners and phandom jokes…see what I did there?”

Stars Wars Comedy Weekend is a place for Star Wars fans, theatre fans, comedy fans, and improv fans to join together in the spirit of fun. Those who come in costume will receive a special gift. Costumes can be authentic, inspired, or just plain goofy. It’s all about inclusion and having a good time.

Steel Beam Theater is located at 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles on the 2nd floor. There is ample free parking in the area and many fine shops and restaurants to enjoy before the show.

For tickets visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com, call the box office at (630) 587-8521, or email info@steelbeamtheatre.com.

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