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Gravid Water: Part Improv, Part Play, All Awesome

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Gravid Water is the theatrical equivalent of letting one side of a debate prepare statements, and not telling the other side what the debate topic is. But instead of being an unfair trainwreck, it’s one of the best nights at UCB Theatre. Gravid Water is a monthly show where an actor prepares a scene from a play or film, and then they perform it with an improviser who has no prior knowledge to the scene. So while Jacob Marley is giving a speech about the ghosts of Christmas past coming, his stage partner demands he speak in a Russian accent and suggests he remove his giant chains. People start fights to the tune of numbers from Guys and Dolls, and their partner attempt to hold a tune. With one sentence, serious journalistic interviews get moved to roller rinks and rocks take down an abandoned house. Tonight’s show features Scott Adsit, several actors from Shakespeare in the Park, Tony Nominees, and many more people who you make you laugh until PBR comes out of your nose.

Gravid Water
Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre
Monday, February 28
8pm
$5

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.