The Playground Improv Marathon: 30 Hours of Comedy Benefiting Child Literacy “5 Actors. 30 Hours. No Script. No Sleep. No Sanity.” When: 5 p.m. Friday, November 30 – 11 p.m. Saturday, December 1 Cost: $5-$10 per hour-long show, $25 for a full 30-hour pass On November 30th – December 1st at the Playground Theater, local improv troupe K.C. Redheart will perform 30 straight hours of comedy as part of the third annual Playground Improv Marathon, a charity event benefiting the Illinois Coalition of Reach Out and Read.
The five members of K.C. Redheart will test the endurance of their wits, going without sleep while performing for the Marathon’s entire 30 hours. Each hour will mark the start of a new show as K.C. Redheart welcomes guests from around the city to improvise with them, including performers from CIC, Upstairs Gallery, Second City, ComedySportz, the Annoyance Theatre, iO, and the marathon’s home, The Playground Theater. With the help of so many different performers, the Playground Improv Marathon will showcase the diversity and vitality of Chicago’s improv scene.