Improv comedy returns to winery

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

    WARWICK-The Illustrious Theatre Company's comedy troupe will perform at the Warwick Valley Winery at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 14. Dubbed "Whose Wine Is It Anyway," the show will utilize some of the theatre games used on the popular television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway." Other improvisations will encourage the audience to participate with suggestions and ideas. While improvisational comedy has reached a peak of popularity in recent years, it has been around at least since the mid-1500s. The troupe 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, under the direction of artistic director Mary Clifford. Seating is cabaret style, and begins an hour before curtain. People who wish to choose from the bistro-style menu should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $15. Advance purchase is recommended, available at the winery, at The Bookstore at 20 Main St. in Warwick, or by phone. Proceeds will benefit next summer's production. The Warwick Valley Winery, located at 114 Little York Road in Warwick. For more information, call 258-4858 or 973-764-4936, or visit