Something Monday: The Overtime “Theater For The People”

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Jaime SolisThe first Something Monday of 2014, our casual, social bike ride in partnership of San Antonio B-Cycle, will take us to The Overtime Theater.

Rob Barron and Chris Chaplin will give us a tour of the small theater nestled in the northern end of downtown. That ought to whet your appetite for a return visit to catch a live performance.

Billed as the “theater for the people,” The Overtime is devoted to providing local artists, playwrights, and filmmakers with a venue to hone and show off their craft. On any given night you can catch an improv show or a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi thriller, so expect the unexpected when you go to a show.

“Some come in here and say these people are crazy, others come in and say these crazy people are great,” said Chris Chaplin, theater manager.

Performers from The Overtime Theater. Photo by Rob Barron.

The theater also offers classes on acting and improv comedy, — well, I wouldn’t consider them improv classes since they basically throw you in the middle of the action and see if you sink or swim.

The Overtime Theater is a small, but important player in San Antonio’s creative community, offering local artists an otherwise hard-to-find platform to perform their art in front of a live audience.

Monday, 6 p.m., Jan. 13, we’ll depart from Pearl Brewery B-cycle station (In the Full Goods parking lot) and ride through the Tobin Hills neighborhood to the Overtime Theater located on 1203 Camden St.

The ride there and back is only two miles and the weather calls for a balmy 68 degrees.  The sun will start setting a little before 6 p.m., so be sure to bring bike lights to comply with local ordinance. Afterwards, we’ll return to Blue Box at the Pearl for libations. After all, it is Cocktail Conference time.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Jaime Solis is the Director of Marketing and Development for the Rivard Report. Follow him on Twitter at @_JaimeSolis and contact him at jaime@rivardreport.com.

 

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3 thoughts on “Something Monday: The Overtime “Theater For The People”

  1. As a member of the Improv troupe I wouldn’t say we throw in perspective members recklessly. If you want to check out our group come see a show (most saturday nights at 10:30pm.), than come to a rehearsal or two. You can sit in the back or jump in if you feel the desire. No pressure, just some fun improv and helpful tips along the way to help you improve.

    Also…The OT ROCKS!

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