The Creatures of Impulse pop up to provide improv entertainment for all occasions -- including the holidays.
Holiday Shorts 2018, "A Long Winter's Tale," will take place this week at the Firehouse Arts Center. First the teen troupe will follow audience suggestions for holiday-themed games scenes and fun. Next the audience will vote for which short scene should be expanded into an entire improvised play.
"Since every show is so different, we get lots of fans who make it a point to come to at least two, if not all three performances," coach Mark Duncanson said.
A Tuesday preview performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., with tickets at the door for $2. The shows will then take place at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday (Nov. 29) and Friday (Nov. 30). Tickets are $7 for students and $12, adults; go to www.firehousearts.org, call 931-4848, or purchase at the theater box office, 4444 Railroad Ave.
The Creatures of Impulse will also perform at the sixth annual Holiday Youth Music Festival, which takes place at 6 p.m. this Saturday (Nov. 24) at the Firehouse. This show includes bands and solos of teen musicians from throughout the Tri-Valley. Tickets are $7, students; and $12, adults.