TITtalks: Ideas Worth Faking It's like those TED talks, except it's (more obviously) made up as they go along – while directors Adam Niederpruem and Justin Davidson supply the presentation topics and accompanying visuals to different guests each week. Leverage the synergy! Increase the ROI! Feel that paradigm-shifting jelly trickle down your cerebellum! Through March 22. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $12. Triple Scoop w/ iScream Sandwich Two improv troupes and stand-up comedian Marv Pratt. Sat., March 15, 10pm. $5. The New Guard The Institution's rising talents. Sun., March 16, 6pm. $5.
Not that we're trying to shoehorn The Institution's slate of improv into our regular theatre listings here … but we daresay this improvised exploration of many of the works and tropes of Samuel Beckett bears looking into. Directed by Bob Olmstead and starring Marc Majcher, Jayme Ramsay, and Ryan Hill. Fri., March 14, 8pm. $12.