Wing-It Productions live-action variety radio show broadcasts a gritty blend of 1940s noir drama and hot, modern improv action before their studio audience, and to all America via podcast. Part theatersports comedy, part scripted drama-within-a-drama, Live from the HUT is a fast-paced blend of audience-interactive game shows, improv debates, spoof ads, and a six-part serialized murder-mystery. Audience-supplied details are woven into the performance, and the fourth wall disintegrates, with the cast playing themselves as they bicker during commercial breaks. Live sound effects and the ever-witty Ian Schempp as host keep the action moving for a madcap and hilarious evening. NEIL CORCORAN 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Aug. 22.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 10. Continues through Aug. 22, 2008