“Where No Man Has Gone Before” returns this week

We can’t contain our excitement about the upcoming performances of “Where No Man Has Gone Before”! Not only is this a world premiere episode format, but we’re adding new cast members, new characters, and new costumes to the mix! (You might even see the infamous wrap shirt…)

Tickets are selling quickly for this short run – only four performances.

Where No Man Has Gone Before
Seattle’s hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek television series.

January 8, 9 and 10 at 8PM and January 11 at 2PM
Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104)
Tickets $15 online at Brown Paper Tickets or $18 at the door.

Friday’s show will feature a special opening performance by Sarah Shay (http://sarahshaymusic.com).

All shows are family-friendly with PG content, though we recommend children be at least 8 years of age to appreciate the production.

Please note: Saturday’s performance takes place during the Seahawks playoff game, which will make parking very difficult. Please leave extra time, and consider parking downtown or using public transportation.

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The Examiner interviews “Where No Man…” cast

Rosemary Jones with the Seattle branch of the Examiner took some time this holiday season to interview two of our original “Where No Man Has Gone Before” cast members. Nicholas Schell and Cheryl Platz reminisce about favorite suggestions, venues, and life in a Starfleet uniform.

What’s the easiest or hardest part of playing those iconic 1960s characters?
Platz: There’s very little easy about the Original Series uniforms, actually. It’s amazing how short those skirts were, even then! The official term for TOS female crew uniforms was “skant,” which is oddly appropriate. But I’m strangely proud to wear the crew uniform.

Schell: The captain’s log at the beginning of most episodes. It’s difficult not to plan when you know you are going to make the first offer. I have to concentrate on clearing my mind and just start talking. Since that is Kirk’s MO in a nutshell, everything after that point is easier.

Platz: The most challenging part of these performances is combining the suggestions with all that we know about how our characters and their peers acted in the existing series. As much as possible, we try to honor the canon, watching and re-watching episodes to keep our memories fresh. In this set of performances, I’m playing the helmswoman, so I’ve been watching any episode I can find to study Sulu’s technique and vocabulary.

To read the whole article on examiner.com, click here.

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” will be performing their hit improvised Star Trek parody at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle Thursday Jan 8 (Tonight!) through Sunday January 11, 2015. Tickets are $15 online or $18 at the door (if available.) To buy tickets, click here.

Sarah Shay opens for “Where No Man” on Jan 9

We’re pleased to announce that Sarah Shay, who entertained audiences of “The Doctor” last year, will be opening for the Friday, January 9th performance of “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. Sarah Shay is a writer, musician, and girl-about-town from Seattle who plays ukulele songs that are usually nerdy but sometimes sad. Due to an arm injury, she will be joined by her brother and bandmate Aaron J. Shay for a special duo performance!

This special musical treat will only occur prior to the January 9th show, but tickets to all 4 performances are available at Brown Paper Tickets for $15 – click here for tickets.

We’re a Seattle PI Pick for January 2015

Congratulations to the cast and crew of our improvised Star Trek parody Where No Man Has Gone Before for making the top of the Seattle Post Intelligencer’s list of “What to Do in Seattle – January 2015.” It’s a rare treat to be mentioned in the same list as Cirque du Soleil!

Where No Man Has Gone Before will perform at Theatre Off Jackson from January 8 – 11, 2015. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for just $15.

Improvised Trek makes a great gift!

Happy Holidays from Kirk and Chapel!

Tickets for our next performances of the hit improvised parody of Star Trek, Where No Man Has Gone Before are now on sale, and it’s a great way to treat the science fiction fan in your life.

Thursday January 8 at 8PM
Friday January 9 at 8PM
Saturday January 10 at 8PM
Sunday January 11 at 2PM

In each show, the cast creates an entirely new episode based on the suggestions provided by that night’s audience. The January performances will mark the debut of our third new episode format – “Worthy Opponent”.

Tickets are $15 on Brown Paper Tickets, with no hidden fees. Day-of tickets at the door will be $18 if available. Ticketing is will-call with festival seating, so it’s easy to give these tickets as a gift!

If you’re giving these as a gift, feel free to download our print-at-home gift certificates for your loved ones. Just don’t forget to buy the tickets first…

All performances for the January run will take place at Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104).

Happy Holidays from our crew. We can’t wait to see you in January!