The Portable Reality Show

The Portable Reality Show is the Jewel Box Theatre's own resident Comedy Improvisation Troupe. PRS brings inprov to the next level by presenting full-length improvised plays with singing, dancing, outrageous characters and amazing stories. Part vaudeville, part high-wire act, the players of The Portable Reality Show create amazing moments of hilarity, right in front of your eyes!

Improv theater is storytelling, or better said, playwriting on the spot. It has been said that acting in improv is like being an acrobat balancing on a high wire. Improvisers take suggestions for characters and situations from the audience and launch themselves into a story without the benefit of a safety net in the form of a script. Sometimes they succeed gloriously, often they fail ignominiously—but the results are always hilarious.

Whether you are a fan of improv comedy or haven't yet sampled the fun, come watch these undaunted aerialists of The Portable Reality Show try their wings.

2013-2014 Season Dates:
Sept. 7, Nov. 2, Dec. 14, 2013, Jan. 4, March 1, May 3, July 5, 2014.

Portable Reality Show cast
Members of Portable Reality Show, the Jewel Box Theatre’s resident improv comedy troupe, include (from left) Jonathan Hibbs, Paul Holiday, Alice Ostdiek, Sandi Spellman, and Todd Erler.

Portable Reality Show director Todd Erler can be reached at or 206.595.7093.

Ticket Information

Ticket purchases are accepted beginning approximately 30 days prior to show date. Tickets prices are $8 if purchased in advance at (or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006), or $10 at the door and $8 for seniors/students/military. You may purchase tickets at the theater on the night of the performance, however, seats are not guaranteed. The theater accepts Visa or MasterCard for ticket purchases at the door. No phone reservations please.