Zenprov Comedy: "OM! My Achin' Chakra!"



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Zenprov Comedy LIVE!
Run Time:90 minutes


The spiritual journey can be a roller coaster ride. So why not laugh at the ups and downs along the way? Join Zenprov Comedy for “OM! My Achin’ Chakra!” for a light-hearted romp through the Old Testament to the New Age. This one-night only performance happens Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM at Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. Tickets are only $12 per-sale, or $15 at the door. 

“Whether you are a devoted seeker looking for enlightenment or a woo-woo in recovery, you’re going to love this performance,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy.

If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs fast-paced games and scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or otherwise prepared ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.

“Zenprov is the best comedy troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “People were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”

The troupe will also retell an Old Testament Bible story from different points of view chosen by the audience, such as a romance novelist, a police officer, a fashion designer and a hippie, how those points of view might change the tale. Another game will use the daily horoscope from an audience members to inspire fresh, creative interpretations of what it could mean for them in real life.

For more than decade, Zenprov Comedy has tapped the rich source material that comes from living in a community steeped in spiritual seeking, UFOs, vortexes, self-help gurus, psychics and radical vegans. While Zenprov Comedy’s may start in Sedona but their otherworldly performances are grounded in the fundamentals of rock-solid improv work, inventive satire, and their constant search for bigger truths hidden within the great Cosmic Giggle.

The Zenprov Comedy players embrace the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues.

The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Tom Shoemaker, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.??

This one-night-only performance may sell out so please purchase tickets early. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 in person at the box office on the night of the show.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Shows are rated PG-13 (Shows may contain adult material, themes and language) and run approximately 90 minutes. Visit www.ZenprovComedy.com to learn more.