Reminder: Womb Escape X Improv Tournament continues this weekend

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Chazz Devon Kaskes from the 2015 winning team “3’s A Crowd” proudly displays the coveted “Womb Escape” trophy. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Community College)
Chazz Devon Kaskes from the 2015 winning team “3’s A Crowd” proudly displays the coveted “Womb Escape” trophy. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Community College)

Edmonds Community College welcomes Unexpected Productions “Womb Escape X” comedy improv competition back to the Black Box Theatre for a fifth season.

Sixteen of the finest improvisational teams in the Pacific Northwest will take the stage at 8:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 17.

The teams will battle it out for comedy supremacy and a shot at the coveted “Womb Escape” trophy. Audience cheers determine the winners.

Each night of the tournament, four skilled troupes will perform a set of their finest off-the-cuff comedy magic. The audience’s chosen victors will advance to the championship round.

A wild card match-up will allow the second place teams to compete for the fifth and final slot in the championship round on Dec. 17.

The competition provides the teams with a no-holds-barred bout for an ultimate improvised comedic victory, and a chance to break out of their comfortable comedy womb to earn the “Womb Escape” trophy.

“Womb Escape” began in 2007 with the goal of taking teams that formed at the Unexpected Productions Improv School to the next level to become successful groups without the warmth and comfort of their “womb-like” theater.

The competition has evolved into a tournament for anyone in the Pacific Northwest with an interest in performing improv. All experience levels – from high school to professional – are welcome.

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Use the code DECEMBER for a $1 per ticket discount. Tickets at: http://bit.ly/2fKj865.

The Black Box Theatre is at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. For a campus map and directions, visit edcc.edu/campus.

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