Joseph Scrimshaw brings his interactive comedy from Bryant-Lake Bowl to the Rarig Thrust, and it is a well-oiled, massively entertaining thing. An audience member is chosen at random from a pool of volunteers, then quizzed by Scrimshaw. The answers serve to fill in the blanks for a Shakespeare-style, sprawling five-act odyssey that gives Scrimshaw ample room to improvise and navigate his plot. He spews an immense amount of verbiage, some on the fly, some scripted, batting for a ridiculously high average. It does indeed end in tragedy, and (appropriately) the jester has the final say.
Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.; Mondays, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 p.m. Starts: July 31. Continues through Aug. 8, 2009