Well when a bunch of improvisers are told they can’t have their usual sessions – what will they do?


Here’s some love from your Zimprovisers

CLOWN BAR cancelled

Dear Theatre Fans,

We were able to have an amazing premiere yesterday but considering the recent developments pertaining to the outbreak of the Corona-virus we have decided to cancel all shows of Clown Bar, including today (Friday, March 13). We want to minimize risk as much as possible and contribute to the safety of the general public and to the safety of vulnerable members of our society. Please stay safe and avoid public outings unless absolutely necessary.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope for your understanding.

Your Pennyless Players



Clown Bar – our new play by Adam Szymkowicz

In the mood for clowns, crime and mystery? We have something for you!

​​​​​​​We are extremely proud to invite you to our newest production:

Adam Szymkowicz’ CLOWN BAR

March 12 / 13 / 14 / 15


Viktor-Franz-Straße 9, 8051 Graz

Performance 7:30PM, Admission at 7PM

Happy’s younger brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to find his brother’s killer. During his search for the truth, Happy’s old friends and colleagues are more than reluctant to talk to him – because the only thing that’s worse than someone leaving the clown life behind, is someone coming back with a badge.

Hot on the murderer’s trail, Happy has to leverage old friendships, blackmail former colleagues, and sweet-talk his ex. But will Happy be able to go home again without once more getting sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized clown crime?

Get your tickets now!

Reserve your tickets at pennylesstickets@gmail.com or right here on our website!

Tickets will also be available at the box office!

Ticket prices: 12 € regular, 7 € concession*
*Discount for students and LAUT! members. Free admission for holders of Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur Pass.

All the Pennyless Players’ proceeds are donated to charity.

Also be sure to join our Facebook event:

We can’t wait to see you in March!

This amateur production of “Clown Bar” is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals GmbH on behalf of Samuel French Inc.
Die Aufführung erfolgt durch besondere Vereinbarung mit Concord Theatricals GmbH im Auftrag von Samuel French Inc.

A special thank you also to our sponsors and partners, without whom this production would not be possible.

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PP Improv Show coming up!

BOOM 💥💥 disaster strikes…. What will happen, who will pull the strings, who will die and who will save the day (and who will just be a silly dog and conquer our hearts 🐶 💕) ??
WE DON’T KNOW YET – come join us for a fantastic yet disastrous evening of improv and find out!

What: Improv
Who: the Pennyless Players’ very own „Show Peeps“
Where: Die Brücke, Grabenstraße 39,
When: Friday, February 21, 2020, 8pm
€: Voluntary donations

Yay for Improv

Wow, what a great workshop on January 30! Huge thanks to the amazing coaches Lucy aka Sexy and Tobi!
There was everything from missing dogs and weird meat to attraction triangles in a bookclub…we wanna see more!

IMPROV Workshop

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For the last time this semester we are offering an Improv Workshop in English open for all, hosted by the wonderful Lucy aka Sexy and Tobi.

No previous experience needed!
The session is geared towards improv beginners will give you an insight into probably the most spontaneous and creative way to do theatre. You will play warm-up games, do group exercises and get to know popular improv games.

When: Thursday, Jan 30, 2020,  4-8 pm
Where: University of Graz

Please register by Tuesday, January 28 at thepennylessplayers@gmail.com

Fee: none (how great is that!?!)

PP Double Bill

Are you ready for some pillow talk about….*drummroll* MURDER?

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Check out the Pennyless Players double bill of
NASTY THINGS, MURDERS, a short play by Arthur Lovegrove
followed by the usual IMPROV MADNESS by PP ImprovAs.

There will be pillows, murders, TVs, and whatever improv will come up with…don’t miss this!

Where: Stockwerk Jazz, Jakominiplatz 18
When: January 25, 2020, starting 6:30 pm
6:30 pm “Nasty Things, Murders”
7:15 pm BREAK
7:30 pm Improv Show
Fee: volunatary donation
-> All proceeds will be donated to charity

Cast & Crew of “Nasty Things, Murders”


Madge – Greta Wiederhold
Mary – Johanna Smith
Ethel – Magdalena Schneider
Louise – Anna-Maria Zechner
Nurse Millicent – Maja Höggerl


Director – Clara Hudel
Co-director – Lucy Gossler
Make-up – Floria Dreisiebner
Hair – Magdalena Schneider
Sound & Light – Tobias Teichman
Photography – Nicolas Galani
Props –  Domagoj Zovko, Matthäa Pototschnig, Katharina Leustik
Costume – Amadea Soltau

Thirsty Script Tease Thursdays

Don’t forget about our weekly script teases, hosted by the lovely Cecilia!

Each week we table-read a surprise script with roles randomly assigned, accompanied by some fine wine and crispy crisps – or cookies…

Upcoming dates:
Dec 12,
Jan 9, 16, 23, & 30
Always 7pm, SR 11.21, Anglistik, 2nd floor, Heinrichstr. 36
The script-tease is for free but we appreciate a contribution to copying costs!

Everybody welcome!

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