Schedule

Every Friday night Wage House presents an hour-long improv show featuring some of the area’s top improvisers and comedians. Friday night shows start at 8pm but be sure to arrive a little early to enjoy some drinks from our bar.  Follow us on social media to stay informed of any special events.  

Upcoming shows:

Oct 18

Context & Conversation: Pride and Prejudice

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Kate Hamill’s adaptation Pride & Prejudice revels in Jane Austen’s brilliant wit, and reveals her talents as an armchair anthropologist, one whose characters deftly and hilariously demonstrate that while sexual attraction and emotional compatibility may be credited with initiating the course of a romance, its success or failure will likely be determined by a combination of economics, family structure, marriage law, and social theories of gender-determined behavior (however dubious). And while we may think ourselves less encumbered by societal strictures than were Austen’s heroines, Hamill’s distillation gives us plenty of opportunity to recognize the absurdities of unspoken expectations and cultural contradictions that characterize our own 21st century norms of courtship.

Join us as Providence Public Library Program & Exhibitions Director/Trinity Rep Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua moderates a discussion with Wage House founders Casey Calderiso and Kate Teichman, anthropologist Lina Fruzzetti, artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, poet Sussy Santana, and others about women defying expectations, flouting conventions, entertaining possibilities, indulging desires, laughing wantonly, and daring to improvise.

Oct 19

Bigger Than Jesus + Kate, Put that Away and Come to Dinner + Improv Jam

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wage House is proud to present two fantastic teams this Friday!! Bigger Than Jesus, is an indy improv team ready to rock your socks off! These two boys act out scenes that led to iconic songs from the past! Then Kate Teichman will take the stage in her hilarious, fast paced solo improvised show:  Kate Put that Away and Come to Dinner.   If you know Kate, you know she loves to play characters, come watch her play all of them. 

Then stick around after the show for an improv jam, where everyone is welcome (but not required) to get up onstage to play with us! Our jams have plenty of veteran players ready to mix with newbies and will absolutely show you ropes! What have you got to lose?! 

Oct 25

Level 1 Student Showcase!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wage House is delighted to present our Level 1 Student Showcase!! These students have recently completed our Intro Class and are ready to show off their amazing improv skills! This show is guaranteed to be huge fun and for many of our students, their first time performing onstage! Come out to support our hilarious students as they create a show based on audience suggestions!

Runs: Thursday at 8pm [ Doors open 7pm ] Run time: 45 minutes

Come early and have drink in our lounge!

Oct 26

Door Waffle and Kate & Casey

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 
Wage House brings two amazing duo groups to the stage! Come watch as these two fantastic improv teams take an audience suggestion and create an entire comedy show in the moment!

Door Waffle features Jake Goldman and Annika Beth Goldman. Yep, they’re married and they dare you to do something about it! These two met in New York where they both trained and performed improv and sketch comedy. Now this funny, fast paced, award-winning duo is in Rhode Island and not to be missed! show before your eyes!

Kate & Casey were the first group to ever perform on the Wage House stage but they’ve managed to stay humble somehow.  This duo featuring Kate Teichman  and Casey Calderiso brings a fully improvised show full of emotional depth, absurdity, probably a reference to squirrels and head-spinning energy to life!  

Nov 01

Level 1 Student Showcase!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wage House is delighted to present our Level 1 Student Showcase!! These students have recently completed our Intro Class and are ready to show off their amazing improv skills! This show is guaranteed to be huge fun and for many of our students, their first time performing onstage! Come out to support our hilarious students as they create a show based on audience suggestions!

Runs: Thursday at 8pm [ Doors open 7pm ] Run time: 45 minutes

Come early and have drink in our lounge! 

Nov 08

Level 2 Student Showcase!

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Wage House is delighted to present our Level 2 Student Showcase!! These students have recently completed our Level 2 class and are ready to show off their amazing improv skills! Enjoy the night with a drink from our bar while supporting our hilarious students as they create a show based on audience suggestions!

Runs: Thursday at 8pm [ Doors open 7pm ] Run time: 45 min

Come early and have a drink in our lounge!

Nov 15

Level 2 Student Showcase!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wage House is delighted to present our Level 2 Student Showcase!! These students have recently completed our Level 2 class and are ready to show off their amazing improv skills! Enjoy the night with a drink from our bar while supporting our hilarious students as they create a show based on audience suggestions!

Runs: Thursday at 8pm [ Doors open 7pm ] Run time: 45 min

Come early and have a drink in our lounge!

Dec 01

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most Out of Every Moment You Play

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most out of Every Moment You Play
There’s a world of possibility inherent in every single choice we make on stage. So why do we sometimes abandon our initial choices — or, worse, play them half-heartedly? In this positive, high-energy workshop, Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore will help you stop judging yourself on stage and start trusting your instincts. You’ll learn how to maximize your scenework by recognizing and affirming the choices that you’ve already made, and wringing every bit of value out of those choices before moving on.
Cost: $35
*Open to all experience levels
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By making a reservation you are guaranteeing you and your party seats at our show. Please note, making a reservation is NOT making a payment. Payment is made the night of the show at our box office. Payment can be made on the night of with cash or major credit card although CASH payment is preferred and appreciated.  

IMPORTANT: Doors open at 7:00pm for people to enjoy our bar and refreshments. Please claim your reservation at the box office by 7:50pm the night of the performance. Reservations will be released after 7:50pm to accommodate walk up business. In other words, you will no longer be guaranteed a seat if you arrive later than 7:50pm.

WAGE HOUSE

Wage House is an improv comedy theater located in Pawtucket offering fun-filled shows every Friday at 8pm. Our shows are high energy, smart, and unscripted so you'll never see the same show twice. The venue has a bar and light snacks so come early to enjoy the lounge area!

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