Biting social commentary. Awesome empowering comedy. Bechdel Test is a sharp satirical critique inspired by the Bechdel-Wallace test, which examines gender equality in movies. In order to pass the test, a movie simply needs to feature two named female characters talking to each other about something other than a man. This all-female improv comedy show invites you to live in a world unlike our own where all movies pass the test. You name a movie. Then we make it pass.
Jet City Improv is partnering with Reel Grrls, a local non-profit organization that empowers young women and gender non-conforming youth from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. Their mission is to support young people to explore, critique and author media through a feminist lens.
We’re collecting old iPads, iPhones, iPads and Macbooks for Reel Grrls, because someone stole their devices. Simply show your donation of a used Apple device to the volunteers in our concessions stand, and enjoy a gift certificate for 2 free tickets to a future show at Jet City Improv as our way of saying thanks. Limit one gift certificate per person per show, but please don’t let that stop you from bringing multiple devices to donate! reelgrrls.org
When can I see it?
THU-FRI, 1/11-2/9 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
What does it cost?
Tickets are $12 online to Thursday shows and $17 online to Friday shows. Last minute tickets are $18 at the door (cash or card). Discounts are available for military, seniors (55+), students, Amazon employees and TPS members with ID. Online sales close at 6 pm on the day of the show.
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Age Appropriateness & Spoiler Alert
This show is appropriate for all ages. Please note: as we’ll be improvising scenes from movies, there may be some spoilers throughout the show.
About Jet City Improv Presents
Bechdel Test is the newest edition to Jet City Improv’s line of improvised plays. Unlike most short-form improv formats that involve improvisers switching from game to game and creating brand new scenes every time, Jet City Improv Presents is an ongoing series of longform improv shows that present one or many stories around one cohesive theme. Improv still lies at the heart of each show, and every story is created based on unique suggestions and input every night. So yes, even though Jet City Improv Presents shows have sets and costumes and some thematic rules, the major role of the audience guarantees that no two performances are ever alike. Jet City Improv’s 26th season is made possible by support from the following: