We we caught up with Patti Stiles to ask her a few questions about the The Grand Exotic Budapescht Hotel. The Grand Exotic Budapescht Hotel is an improvised soap opera, performed from July 22 - Sept. 9. Patti Stiles is the director and Co-Artistic Director of the show. She is also one of the members of the award-winning group Die Nasty in Edmonton Canada, who created this particular form of improvised show.
It must have been the blood moon as ectoplasm mayhem checked in to The Grand Budapescht Hotel this week. The Countess spent an exhausting week dodging Lawyer Monty St. Claire. Luckily friend, confidant and master ruse maker Dr. Hans Foottee concocted an elaborate plot. It was easy; the Countess would fake her own death with the Dr.’s medical seal of approval. Then she would be exorcised back to life. How convenient Sister Agnes of Assumption happened to wander into the hotel after losing the Von Trapps trail. The Sisters rapture was spirit shockingly convincing.
The Countess hosted Dr. Hans Foottee and Concierge Theadore Jones to her table to dine. The tension was as thick as the soup and Dr. Foottee showed his expert abilities at cutting as he sliced Theadore’s ego into thin slices of tartar in front of the divine Countess.
"If you're looking for two hours of fun, escapism, and rapier sharp wit, tinged with an element of craziness, you can be guaranteed it at The Grand Exotic Budapescht Hotel." Weekend Notes
"Impro Melbourne challenges and diversifies improvisational theatre. Images heighten the actor's imagination and the actors create relationships between the characters. You will be sure it's rehearsed because the performances are seamless. The skits are poetic, tragic, comedic, abstract, thoughtful, raunchy, provoking and original."