This Friday and Saturday night at the Kentucky MeX Theatre in the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts , the Louisville Improvisors will be hosting its 10th annual Improvapalooza. The event, starting at 8 p.m. both nights, will feature the Santa Monica, Calif.-based Trans4merZ, an all-male troupe whose 30-minute stream-of-consciousness game breaks all the “rules” (rules? really?) of traditional improvisation.
Following the Trans4merz (and a short intermission), our own Louisville Improvisors take the stage, accompanied on keyboard by jazz-Orpheus Todd Hildreth. If you aren’t tempted to attend for any other reason, know that Todd Hildreth drives a scooter named “The Ruckus,” pay your mere $20, and think about that while the Improvisors romp around the stage conjuring pure hilarity from thin air.
Improvapalooza will also be a good time to congratulate the Improvisors on 10 years of side-splitting performances. Or to sue them for it. For tickets, call the KY Center at 502-584-7777 or go online: www.louisvilleimprov.com  and click on the monkey. For more information: Celebrate another Louisville anniversary next week when The Back Door turns 25 . Photo: Courtesy Louisville Improvisors