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Improv group to play at Boathouse

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Gerry Orton and John Bolton, from left, "waterski" at a recent Spontaneous Combustion performance. The improvisation group will take the stage Tuesday at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.

It’s 10 summers and counting as the Tahoe Improv Players, now known as Spontaneous Combustion, get set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. It’ll be a night of improvised skits with lots of laughs as this zany band of quick witted players turns audience suggestions into fits of hilarity.

Spontaneous Combustion, once referred to as “Mensa on acid,” has been performing throughout the Tahoe-Reno area for the past 11 years. Shows are fast-paced and fun for the entire family, with scenes made up on the spot from audience suggestions.

“We love performing at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. It’s an intimate, unique theater experience for the audience and performers,” said Gerry Ortman, who again will host the summer evening of comedy. He will be joined by veteran improv players, Paul Dancer, Dave Fabrizio, Jen Tobin and Frank Riley, who along with Orton, co-founded the troupe in 1993.

For ticket information call (530) 541-4975. Ticket reservations are $14 or $16 at the door and $10 for children under 12.

The Valhalla Boathouse Theater is located at the Tallac Historic Site on State Route 89, three miles north of the “Y” next to Camp Richardson.


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