Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company to visit Eastern on Valentine’s Day

Staff Report

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will present an improv comedy at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall.

Along with the performance, the Doudna is offering a Valentine’s Day Date Night dinner and show ticket combination for couples attending the comedy.

The dinner will take place in Doudna from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. prior to the UCB performance and features an Italian buffet including chicken Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo, salad, green beans, bread sticks, beverage and assorted desserts.

According to the press release, the UCB touring show is a 90-minute, unscripted and improvised comedy performance based on audience feedback.

“The improv stars will perform a high-energy and surprising show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again,” according to the press release. “Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences around the country.”

UCB performers have brought their comedy talents to TV shows and films like “Broad City,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Hangover” and “The Heat.”

Eastern’s two comedy groups Hello Dali and Lunch Box Voodoo will open before UCB takes the stage.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors (62+) and $10 for students.  Tickets for the Valentine’s Day Date Night dinner and show combo are $60, $55 and $50.

All tickets can be purchased online at doudnatix.com, by phone at 217-581-3110 or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office.

Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the scheduled performance.


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