October 23, 2019

Philly Improv Theater Brings Hit Show to History After-Hours Event, Nov. 19

Comedic Performances, Spanish Language Tours and Happy Hour Specials at Museum of the American Revolution

Did you know that comedy played an important role in the Revolution? Discover how Irish soldier Richard St. George used “comedy” sketching to cope with his life experiences during and after the Revolutionary War at History After Hours on Tuesday, November 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Museum of the American Revolution. Tickets for History After Hours are $10 and can be purchased online in advance here or at the door.

Attendees will witness history and comedy come together through the Philly Improv Theater’s hit show, “Study Hall”. The Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, Dr. Philip Mead will give a lecture on an 18-century topic of his choice, then actors from the improv group will reenact the lecture on the fly. “Study Hall” performances will take place at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Each lecture and 30-minute performance will be different so you will want to see both!

At 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, join a Museum Educator for a 30-minute tour of satirical prints created by Richard St. George in our special exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.

In partnership with Casa de Venezuela, and as part of the Museum’s Citizenship Initiative, two special gallery tours will be translated in Spanish. The 45-minute tours start at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Guests can meet representatives from Casa de Venezuela and learn about the Museum’s free citizenship classes in between tours.

“Comic Relief” is part of the Museum’s monthly History After Hours series, which features extended evening hours, special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials in Cross Keys Café from 5 – 7 p.m., and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. Our final History After Hours for the year, “Camped Out” will take place on December 10th.

About Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital touchscreens bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.

About Philly Improv Theater

Philly Improv Theater has been the heart of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized comedy scene since 2005. As a two-time Best of Philly winner (2015 - "Best Comedy Night Out" and 2019 - "Best Class You Didn't Know You Needed") PHIT produces over 1,000 performances annually, with shows every week of the year, and develops local talent in its Training Center, which teaches over 1,000 children and adults how to act, improvise, write sketch comedy, and perform stand-up each year. Alumni and performers seen on PHIT’s stages have worked on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Late Show, Two and Half Men, Raising Hope, Key & Peele, Kroll Show, The State, Girl Code, Guy Code, Orange is the New Black, and The Kids in the Hall.

About Casa de Venezuela

Founded in March 2004, Casa de Venezuela is the first bilingual nonprofit organization in the Delaware Valley whose purpose is to advance the cultural heritage of Venezuela. Casa de Venezuela offers a range of programs and services, including musical presentations, traditional dance presentations, special events, membership benefits, and outreach to the Venezuelan community.