San Diego CA— San Diego’s most colorful week will get even more joyful on July 9 when Finest City Improv presents its first-ever Pride Night. Nationally known improvisers and community leaders will step onto Finest City’s North Park stage to infuse more laughter into the weeklong celebration of acceptance and unity, donating proceeds to the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
“As soon as you walk into Finest City Improv’s theater, you know you’re in a welcoming, supportive environment with the freedom to express yourself,” says Jesse Suphan, Finest City’s Pride Night organizer. “Right now, the LGBT community could use a little extra support, freedom and love. If we can foster abundant memories and hearty laughs, then we’ve done our job.”
The evening of improv includes two sections of one-night only shows that Finest City’s team crafted specifically for Pride Night. The first section begins with GAYJAM, an improv jam open to all experience levels and Short Short Short-Form, a “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style show adorned with Daisy Dukes. The section concludes with The Big Gay Improv Show — a montage of hilarious scenes based on the real-life stories of Benny Cartwright, director of community outreach at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
Section two features special guest Paul Vaillancourt, co-founder of the renowned improv theater, iO West, and Destiny’s Stepchild, a trio of musical improv performers. An elimination-style show titled Over the Rainbow ends the evening with twelve players com, at 4250 Louisiana St. Tickets are $20 per section. To purchase tickets, visit www.finestcityimprov.com/upcoming-shows.