BOOM! Crazy, fun. (Or, to quote their own tagline: Pizza. Beer. Plays.)
FAVORITE IMPACT PLAY?
I laughed so hard all the way through Impact's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream that it was painful to walk out of the theater. I'd gotta say that one wins.
PEOPLE TO KNOW AT IMPACT:
Cheshire Isaacs, who, according to the website, is Impact's “managing director and graphics uberlord”. Sorry I'm so stuck on the visual art side of theater (see the Shotgun post), but really, if you've seen the awesome postcards/posters/programs/website he designed, you'll know why I'm saying this.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT IMPACT:
People come to Impact shows ready to have a good time. And they do. (Plus, there's pizza literally above your head.)
WHO WOULD YOU TAKE TO A “CLASSIC IMPACT” SHOW?
Someone who loves to laugh. Someone that already knows all the “bad words” and can explain the jokes that go over my head to me. Someone that won't be grossed out by copious amounts of stage blood. Maybe someone who thinks that Shakespeare is inaccessible or “uncool”, because I'd love to prove them wrong, Impact-style.
ONE IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT IMPACT:
If you're really-uber-super-duper-tall, watch out. La Val's Subterranean is literally a little black box under a restaurant and you could bump your head on one of the lights. Hypothetically. Oh yeah, and if you come early enough, you can snag a seat on the couch!
Above, a production photo from Impact Theatre's Romeo & Juliet.