By Katy TerBerg
At the helm of the Go Comedy! Improv Theater in Ferndale, Mich. is WMU alum Sean May. May wrote and currently stars in the Theater’s latest project, “ROBOCOP! THE MUSICAL,” which runs June 1 through August 4.
“We have been open for over three years, making Detroit audiences laugh through an abundance of of shows,” said May of Go Comedy! Improv Theater.
“ROBOCOP! The Musical,” originally entitled “RoGoCop! The Musical,” is a parody of the 1987 sci-fi/action film of a similar name. It transfers the story of a robotic policeman on route in a dystopian future.
Reviewer John Quinn of the online magazine “Encore Michigan, says “May’s writing is a smart re-imagination of the original film script. He includes some of the original dialogue which, in this newer context, is ROFLMAO funny. He also manages to skewer the odder aspects of the movie, and the action film genre in general,” said Quinn.
May, who received bachelor’s degrees in media studies and creative writing in 2001, won the undergraduate award in creative writing while attending WMU. He sees the creative writing and media studies experiences as great tools in fostering his playwriting skills, and continues to develop his craft at Go Comedy! Improv Theater.
“Just thought I would reach out and try to get some exposure for my great little theater,” joked May on the WMU College of Arts and Sciences LinkedIn alumni group.
Go Comedy! Improv Theater also holds workshops and classes for interested improv performers and May continues to write tongue-in-cheek musicals and host improv shows. More information is available on the website.