Christmas comes but once a year. For most of us, it’s a time of giving, of laughter and joy.
But for some less fortunate in our community, Christmas doesn’t come at all.
So this festive season, On the Fly is hoping to spread some Christmas cheer with their show, Impro Unwrapped.
This is how it works:
The audience brings shiny-new, wrapped Christmas gifts to the show to go under our on-stage tree. The On the Fly players randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show as inspiration for Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script. At the end of the night, the presents that were used in scenes are re-wrapped and all gifts are then donated to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal, to pass on to those less fortunate this Christmas.
Impro Unwrapped is On the Fly’s charity fundraiser for the year. It’s a chance for our players to have some fun, while knowing they’re doing something good for the community. Likewise, it’s an opportunity for our audience to do something nice at Christmas time while enjoying the fun of an impro show.
What sort of presents should you bring? Well, it must be new. That’s important. But other than that, it can be anything that you think someone less fortunate might like or could use this Christmas. And you can spend as much or as little as you like.
And if you can’t find anything suitable you can still come to the show but we’ll charge you a little bit extra for your ticket. Those who do come bearing gifts will get a discount on their ticket price.
Profits from the show, as well as all the presents, will be donated to Vinnies.