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The 2023-24 Temple Comedy Series

2023-24 Temple Comedy Series

Get ready for another season of uproarious fun with the 2023-24 Temple Comedy Series! 

Featuring action-packed comedy, Southern sass, and spontaneous Shakespearean brilliance, this season promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear!

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“Playful, inventive... genius creation.” - Mail on Sunday 

Yippee Ki Yay | November 14-22, 2023 

Acclaimed retelling of classic film Die Hard from Richard Marsh-Fringe First-winner, London poetry slam champion, BBC Audio Drama Best Scripted Comedy Drama award-winner and New York cop (one of these is untrue). This joyfully funny show heads to the US following rave reviews for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe and 2023 UK tour. 

When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp (and unauthorised parody) pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s festive fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike. 


“Furiously Funny! A smartly written ‘Hoot and Holler” of a show!” -Denver Post 

Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top while Riding a Mechanical Bull | February 27- March 17, 2024 

Dixie Longate is known for her phenomenal success and hilarious antics in her wildly popular show, DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY. In her new hit show, DIXIE’S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL AND 16 OTHER THINGS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS DRINKING LAST THURSDAY, Ms. Longate has reviewers cheering and audiences on their feet with non-stop laughter. Put on your cowboy boots and walk into her favorite honkytonk as Dixie shares lessons learned after a hard night of drinking. What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common? Spend the night with Dixie and find out as she swaps her Tupperware bowls for a mechanical bull. 

Improv Shakespeare

“Staggeringly Brilliant” and “Downright Hilarious” -Timeout Chicago 

The Improvised Shakespeare Company | April 30- May 5, 2024 

Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company® creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Prepare for an evening of spontaneous comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going...so are they!  

Season tickets for the 2023-24 Temple Comedy Series Season Tickets are on sale now! The 3-Show Season Ticket Package starts at just $91. Visit DMPA.org to learn more and to purchase tickets. 



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