Thanks to all that came out for the shows! We hope to present this show again!

Contact: Becky Haycox
Ventura Improv Company
(a 501c3 non-profit)
34 North Palm Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 643-5701

Ventura, CA (April 28, 2009) –– Well-known actor and improviser Mike McCafferty brings back his hilarious, off-the-cuff take on Star Trek, to the Ventura Improv Company in May.

Ventura Improv Company (VIC) will play the role of the Starship Enterprise on two special nights — May 9 and 16 at 8pm. McCafferty and several actors, from Los Angeles and Ventura, will create a Star Trek-esque episode on the spot, based on audience suggestions. The Captain, the Vulcan, and a wide variety of crew members, aliens, and monsters will make an appearance.

The night will, of course, star familiar characters to anyone who watched Star Trek, the campy science fiction television series that aired from 19966-1969. The series also birthed several Star Trek movies — the latest of which will premiere twenty-four hours before the Ventura parody.

“These shows will be of interest to hard-core Trek fans as well as anyone who loves comedy improv,” says Tom Mueller, Artistic Director of the VIC. “There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the moview premiere, and this will be a nice addition to a sci-fi-themed weekend!”

McCafferty has brought the Trek parody to many improv theaters all over California over the past few years, including Los Angeles and San Diego. Ventura last hosted McCafferty’s Trek show during its California TheatreSports Tournament in 2004.

“USS Improvise: Star Trek Parody” will be performed two Saturdays: May 9 and 16 at 8pm at the Ventura Improv Company, 34 N. Palm Street Ventura. Reservations can be made by calling (805) 643-5701 or via email at Tickets are $10. Please note: vouchers and coupons will not be honored for this show. More information: www.

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About Ventura Improv Company

Ventura Improv Company (formerly the Livery Theatre/Ventura Area TheatreSports™) has been a member of the historic downtown Ventura community since 1989. Their permanent theatre is housed in the history Livery area on Palm Street, and stages improv performances every Friday and Saturday night. The VIC also holds workshops for youth and adults, and the theatre is host to other music and movement classes and events.

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