Improv comedy show returns to Winery

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

    WARWICK-The Illustrious Theatre Company's comedy troupe is back at the Warwick Valley Winery for two nights of zany improvisational comedy on Friday, Oct. 7 and Friday Oct. 14. Dubbed "Whose Wine Is It Anyway," the show will feature the acting company's best improv talent under the direction of Artistic Director Mary Clifford. Even though the troupe will utilize some of the theatre games used on the popular TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway," they will also perform many other improvs, including some that encourage audience participation. The ITC's troupe, composed entirely of regional talent, includes Dan Conrad, Don Heatley, Sam Leonard, Jim Lillis, Freddie Maas, Bonnie Schonfeld, Marc Seidenstein, Warren Sirota, Bettina Skye, and Greg Vorub. Seating, which is cabaret style, begins an hour before curtain. Those planning to enjoy a delicacy from the bistro-style menu of the winery before the show should arrive at least 45 minutes before the 8 p.m. show time. Tickets are now available at the winery, The Bookstore, 20 Main Street in Warwick, or by phone at (845) 258-4858; advance purchase is recommended. All tickets are $15. Proceeds from the Improv Night will benefit next summer's "Shakespeare in the Orchard," the company's summer outdoor production at the winery which takes place in July. The Warwick Valley Winery is located at 114 Little York Road in Warwick, NY just off County Route 1 in the Pine Island region. Directions can be found at the winery's Web site ( or by calling (845)-258-4858.