Performing Arts, Comedy

Compass Improv Festival

When: Thu., Nov. 10, 8-11 p.m., Fri., Nov. 11, 8-11:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 12, 8-11:30 p.m. 2016

St. Louis' improv comedy scenes welcome the rest of the Midwest to town for the 2016 Compass Improv Festival. More than twenty teams perform, including the local all-woman group Casual Pussy, Chicago-based Devil's Daughter (they perform the iO's signature improv style, "The Harold"), and Louisville, Kentucky's Damaged Goods (a Compass Improv Festival favorite). The performance part of this year's festival takes place from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (November 10 to 12) at the Improv Shop (510 North Euclid Avenue; www.compassimprov.org) and at the Improv Shop Annex (4742 A McPherson Avenue). Tickets are $15 for each show. A series of seminars are also being offered for improv performers who wish to learn new skills or hone the ones they already have.

Paul Friswold

Price: $15