Husband Scientist vs. Wife Scientist at “IMPROVology”
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Husband and wife scientists are featured in the upcoming live IMPROVology show at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Douglas McCauley and Hillary Young, both PhD scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will share TED-like talks, which become the fodder for improv comedy skits created on the spot by members of L.A.’s Impro Theatre Company. This popular, family-friendly event is held Friday, October 13 in the Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion.
“It’s like a TED Talk meets Second City,” says the Dean Noble, the Zoo’s Marketing Director who also serves as show emcee. “There’s lots of audience participation and a friendly competition. We haven’t had a husband scientist versus wife scientist yet, but expect some marital rivalry.”
Musical accompaniment is provided by Santa Barbara-based pianist John Douglas (sitting in for regular Konrad Kono) and bassist Michael Schindlinger, an expert in the languages of wild parrots who took part in an IMPROVology show last May and is now part of the IMPROVology “band” (of two). Snacks, beverages, beer, and wine are available for purchase.
The doors open at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. performances. Tickets are $15, and $12 for Santa Barbara Zoo Members. Buy at the door or www.sbzoo.org. More information at 962-5339. General admission seating, early arrival suggested; latecomers may be relegated to standing room only.