From the brilliant minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and Improv — two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, sceptics and everything in between for decades worldwide – come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience — HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis.
Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The four or five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Colin Mochrie (co-creator) will initiate and manipulate those under hypnosis himself and turn the show into an improv extravaganza!
In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go. What can possibly go wrong? Come and see for yourself!
HYPROV does require audience participation (where 20 audience members volunteer to go on-stage at the beginning to be hypnotized and the 5 best remain onstage for the entirety of the show alongside Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci) so we must set forth a basic protocol for this element of the event. While we cannot (and will not) ask you to require vaccinations or mask-wearing as an entry requirement for patrons, so that they can provide a proof of double-vaccination as a prerequisite for participation.
This link is a “pre-registration” or sign-up for patrons who know (in advance) that they will wish to volunteer to participate in the show on-stage. They simply enter their information, select the show they will attend and then upload their vaccination record; this will add them to a list of “approved” participants who can either be met in the lobby by a HYPROV representative with instruction or be called out by name from the stage.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. Unless a performance is canceled or rescheduled by the Community Arts Center or the performer, there are no refunds or exchanges. In case of inclement weather, should the performance occur, there are no refunds or exchanges. Should you be unable to use your tickets for any show, you may wish to consider donating them back to the Community Arts Center at least 24 hours before a performance as a tax-deductible gift.
In light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Lycoming County and in accordance with current directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Community Arts Center will be requiring masks indoors for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. This decision will be revaluated every two weeks. The decision will be informed by local case numbers, vaccination rates, test positivity rates and the level of spread in Lycoming County. Depending on the review of these metrics, it is possible that performances may require both a ticket and a mask.
When required, if you do not feel you can attend a performance and wear a mask, please notify the Box Office and we will refund the cost of your tickets. No one will be allowed into the theatre without a mask, so please don’t attend if you feel you can’t comply with this directive.
“HYPROV not only shakes up the format, it’s hilarious to boot. The best improv show at the Fringe this year. ★★★★★ spiked
“It was incredible to see the hidden talents of the volunteers appear as if from nowhere.” spiked
“Go see HYPROV…it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen!” BROADWAY BABY
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