Harrisburg Improv Theatre

Harrisburg's home for long-form improvisational comedy

We are a performing arts theater offering weekly long-form improvisational comedy shows. Based on a one-word suggestion from the audience, a hilarious and unrehearsed masterpiece will appear right before your eyes.

**WE ARE BYOB!!!** Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy some great comedy!

We offer improv classes for kids and adults.

The HIT is open Fridays 8-11pm and Saturdays 7-11pm. Shows are $5 per show or $10 for the entire night.

Check our calendar for more info!

Improv Level 1, Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 2019

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Improv Level 1, Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 2019


Introduction to improv class for adults. No experience necessary!

Instructor: Somers Compton

Graduation shows: Friday, March 1, 7pm and Sunday, March 3, 7pm

This 8-week class will teach students the basic principles of long-form improv comedy. Learn how to create scenes based on audience suggestions, how to develop characters, and how to say "yes, and" to your scene partners. No prior experience in improv or theatre is necessary or expected. Many of our level 1 students have never before been on a stage! Our level 1 class is designed to help people feel comfortable on stage, learn the basics, make some new friends, and have fun!

All classes at the HIT are nonrefundable. 

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Somers Compton's love affair with improv began 12 years ago when watching long form shows at improv theaters in NYC and Chicago. When she founded the HIT with her husband, she decided to get out of the seats and onto the stage and fell in love with improv training. Not having a drive to perform, Somers's passion for improv education is purely for the personal connections that are made by doing it, and the personal development one can experience while taking improv classes.

Somers was a member of early HIT house team Gramps, and is a member of Poseidon's Trident. She hosts a monthly late night talk show at the theatre called the Happy Beautiful Goodnight Show. She has also help start and develop the HIT's Kidprov program as well as runs the business end of the HIT. 

As an instructor her passion is on creating a supportive and fun environment where students can be honest in their scenes and have a meaningful experience. 

Somers favorite thing is being a Mom. She and Jake have 4 children: Lily (11), Morgan (6), Quinn (4), and Sonder (2). They live in the city of Harrisburg with their St Bernard and a cat named Christmas.