"Come Early or Stay Late!", that’s the invitation the Desilu Playhouse is extending to Saturday night’s Unexpected Guests’ audience.
The Unexpected Guests, Jamestown, New York’s own improv comedy troupe, offers two performances on the second Saturday of every month in the Tropicana Room above the Desilu Playhouse on the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Jamestown. The Guests’ 7:30 show is rated PG for families; the 10 pm show is rated R for adults. As with all improvisational comedy, these performances depend highly on participation from the audience to offer story lines, styles, script, and sometimes even performers!
The Unexpected Guests’ new home is the Tropicana Room, a reproduction of television’s most popular nightclub ever: Ricky Ricardo’s Tropicana Club from “I Love Lucy”. Located above the new Desilu Playhouse, it is the perfect venue for the intimate relationship needed between improv performers and their audience. The Unexpected Guests’ audience enters and exits the Tropicana Room through the Gift Shop of the Desilu Playhouse.
This weekend (April 8), the Desilu Playhouse is offering a Saturday Night Special with an admission price of only $5 between 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. Named after the studio in Hollywood where “I Love Lucy” was filmed, the Desilu Playhouse offers re-creations of the most familiar studio stage sets ever on television, plus memorabilia from the 1950s, a Vitameatavegamin opportunity, screenings, and more.
Tickets for both the Desilu Playhouse and The Unexpected Guests’ performances – also just $5 – are available at the door.
For more information about the Desilu Playhouse or The Unexpected Guests, call or visit the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center Gift Shop, 300 N. Main Street in downtown Jamestown, (716) 484-0800 (toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN). Hours for the Lucy-Desi Museum at 212 Pine Street, the Desilu Playhouse at 2 W. 3rd Street, and the Lucy-Desi Center Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.