Victory Gardens Crip Slam presents:
Featuring Michael Patrick Thornton
Improv Comedy by Natural Gas featuring Michael Patrick Thornton
Michael Patrick Thornton and his improv group Natural Gas will rock the house on Sunday January 29th at 7:30 PM. Michael is the Artistic Director of The Gift Theater, a celebrated Chicago actor who plays Dr. Gabriel Fife, a recurring guest star on ABC's Private Practice.
Michael is the Artistic Director of The Gift Theater, and a celebrated Chicago actor who plays Dr. Gabriel Fife, a recurring guest star on ABC’s Private Practice. He and his buddies in Natural Gas have a standing improv set on Wednesdays at his home theater. But Michael is joining forces with Crip Slam for this night of comedy in part because, during his recovery from a spinal stroke in 2003, improv became “a tremendous healing agent” for him.
This is a “hands on” Crip Slam! Audience participation is encouraged: Natural Gas performs based on audience suggestions (so be ready to be creative); and prior to the performance, patrons are invited to email Mike Ervin (firstname.lastname@example.org) a regular day-in-the-life story from your own life. These literary gems will be tossed into the hat and, that night, Natural Gas will choose a story as the basis for an improv. And as if that is not enough…the two Michaels will engage in a freewheeling post play conversation…audience questions required.
Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description will be provided and the theater is totally accessible.