The TmbH – theatre with limited hope – is probably the best German-language improvisational theatre. It invents gripping stories, striking characters, exciting action, gaudy punchlines, garnished with vocals, poems and … Who knows what else? The TmbH performs regularly at K9 (Communal Art and Cultural Centre of Constance). Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening in Constance!
What is then exactly an improvisational theatre?
If you think now that improvisational theatre is characterized by a bunch of amateurs with no significant text security and flat groaners, you thought wrong. Improvisational theatre was significantly developed by Keith Johnston, in order to get stiff actors back to „act” and take away their fear of failure. To do so, he invented exercises to let the mind and wit off the leash. Soon, groups were formed that wanted to perform these plays to an audience. Two teams compete in the same or similar kind of plays today and the audience votes which team has offered the more entertaining, witty scene. This is the highest form of the theatre sport! The TmbH usually plays improvisational theatre as a contest against other teams or themselves, or as a show, as a witty sequence of plays. The focus is, however, always on the conversation. The audience gets voting cards in the colors of the teams and after each pass the opportunity to vote which team performed the best play. In addition, there are wet sponges for the direct expression of unmutation and, in an expression of enthusiasm, roses, which can be thrown on stage (or in player’s faces) if necessary.
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The whole thing resembles a party rather than a serious theatrical performance, so that the last theatre muffle is also shaken awake. If the buttons of the remote control have long since become too boring and even by zapping do not get the programme in what he wants to see, this is exactly the right thing to do and is allowed to determine what is being played. Of course, a highlight must never be missing from the best of the cultural life in Constance: „The Theatre with Limited Hope” (TmbH). Lightning-fast improvised theater comedy close to the audience – this regard Mario, Roberto and Co. to their specialties and they provided the K9 audience with first-class entertainment material as it has so often been done.
Tickets and Prices
Tickets for the TmbH’s incredible performances are available online on the K9’s website and in advance. Tickets cost adults from €10, discounted ones pay from €8. The cards are always very, very quickly out of print – so keep up! Finally, a tip from us: pre-ordered tickets can be picked up until 7:30 pm and then enjoy a drink at the bar. At 7:45 pm, the hall doors usually open – the best seats are located closest to the doors. So you’d better be there early.