Category Archives: Performances

ON SALE: “As You Wish” (February 2017)

Tickets for SET’s next production, the world premiere of “As You Wish”, an improvised Twu Wuv parody inspired by the Princess Bride, are NOW ON SALE at Brown Paper Tickets. Performances Feb 2 – 14, adult tickets start at $21. Click here to buy tickets now!

Presenting “As You Wish”

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to present its latest original improvised play: As You Wish, a parody inspired by The Princess Bride. During every performance, the cast will combine suggestions from the audience with the beloved story of The Princess Bride – creating a hilarious and heartfelt show. Join us for danger, adventure and of course, Tru Wuv, all inspired by the audience. As You Wish is created and directed by Paul Levy and is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson.

Performance Date

Feb 2 – 11: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (ages 8 and up)
Feb 14: Special Valentine’s Day Encore (ages 12 and up)
Doors open 7:30PM, Curtain 8PM

Ticket Prices

Save money on advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:
$21 General Admission
$16 Students under 12 and Seniors over 60

$25 General Admission
$20 Students under 12 and Seniors over 60

Special Valentine’s Day Encore

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 for a special performance of “As You Wish” heavy on the romance. This specific performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes complimentary chocolate.

ADVANCE: $31/ ticket, $62 for couples online.
AT THE DOOR: $35 Single Tickets; $70 for couples

Wedding Horror Stories at Winter Wonderprov

We’re pleased to announce that the cast of our original 2013 improvised comedy Wedding Horror Stories will be bringing their work to Jet City Improv’s “Winter Wonderprov” variety show to help raise money for those in Seattle who find themselves in need this holiday season. This one-night-only festival features 5 different indie groups from around the Seattle improv scene.

Join us:
Sunday December 11, 2016 at 7pm at Jet City Improv (in Seattle’s University District)
Tickets start at $20 (proceeds go to Seattle Times Fund for the Needy)
For tickets and more information, visit the Jet City Improv website.

Improvised Trek on Evening Magazine

13391676_1060263530678174_8058947819730547811_o (1)On Wednesday, June 8, Saint Bryan from King 5’s Evening Magazine joined us on the bridge of our Starship Enterprise to take a behind-the-scenes look at the 5-year Seattle perennial hit Where No Man Has Gone Before, an improvised parody of the original Star Trek Series. Thanks for the great time, Evening Magazine!

A writeup is available on the King 5 website here (video requires Flash)

ON SALE NOW: The Journal

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the 2016 return of The Journal, a romantic improvised comedy inspired by the work of Nicholas Sparks. July 14 – 23 at the Ballard Underground. Click here for tickets (Brown Paper Tickets)

Behind every great love is a great comedy.

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to present The Journal, a fully improvised romantic story based on the works of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One). The Journal creates a different romantic tale every night, based on audience suggestions. Each performance features an original, unscripted story about small-town lovers who must confront bad choices, learn the true meaning of love and, of course, kiss in the rain. Will our lovers stay together or break up? The audience will decide.


Marc Guy and Cheryl Platz, starring in “The Journal” (2016)

This production marks the return of SET’s original improvised romantic comedy from 2012, and features returning Journal cast members Cheryl Platz (Where No Man Has Gone Before, Wedding Horror Stories, Wolf and the Witch), Wayne Pishue (Where No Man Has Gone Before), and Daryl Ducharme (Wedding Horror Stories). Joining the cast is Lauren Bond (Wedding Horror Stories) along with the SET debut of Marc Guy and Aditya Sriram.


July 14 – 16 and 21 – 23, 2016
Thursday – Saturday at 8PM


Online at Brown Paper Tickets: $18 adult, $15 student/senior
Click here for tickets!
At the Door: $20 (cash only)


The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street, Lower Level
Seattle, WA 98107

OPENS THIS WEEK: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Tickets are selling quickly for our 5th anniversary run of SET’s hit improvised parody of Star Trek, Where No Man Has Gone Before. Join us as your favorite characters and actors return to the bridge of the Enterprise for their only journey in 2016. Secure your own spot on the bridge before it’s too late!


June 9, 10 & 11; JuneĀ 16, 17 & 18
Thursdays through Saturdays
All shows at 8PM


Ticket_PicAdvance tickets $20 adults, $15 under 12 at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets at the door are $25 adults, $20 under 12


Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


This fully improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series has been entertaining packed Seattle houses since June 2011. During each performance, the cast uses suggestions from the audience to create an entirely original episode. Our 5th anniversary run will feature our rare “Space Madness” episode theme, which hasn’t been seen since 2012!

Where No Man Has Gone Before opened in June 2011 at Seattle’s Eclectic Theater. Since then, the production has appeared at venues all over the Seattle area, including Theatre Off Jackson, Emerald City ComicCon 2012-2015; Jet City Improv, Ethnic Cultural Theater; and the Jewel Box Theater. The production is also a multiple-year selection for the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater and also a selection for the Hawaii Improvaganza in 2012.


  • Director/Creator: Jeannine Clarke
  • Production: Samantha Hecker
  • Lighting and Sound Design: Oliver Trimble
  • Cast: Nicholas Schell, Douglas Willott, Tony Beeman, Cheryl Platz, Wayne Pishue, Colin Madison, Jekeva Phillips, Sarah Scheller