Once upon a time pHamily was NOT a Musical, but a normal improvised one-act play. That version of pHamily was performed for almost 4 years!
Now, after a restful hibernation...
THE ORIGINAL pHAMILY IS BACK!
pHamily is one of pH’s most popular, highly-interactive improv comedy shows and is once again in the Mainstage lineup, as improvised sitcom pHreedom pHalls steps down for a hiatus.
See pHamily every Saturday @ 11PM!
Same great pHamily show, minus the piano and us singing and dancing...on purpose!
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CRITIC'S CHOICE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - Chicago Reader
CHICAGO READER REVIEW::
In its latest improv experiment, pH Productions tosses dysfunctional family dynamics into a blender with generous helpings of madcap character work and anything goes goofiness. Long-form improvisation at its most intelligent, pHamily is sufficiently rule bound to provide structure but democratic enough to accomodate equal input from its rotating eight member cast. The troupe's use of one-on-one interactions to drag the skeletons out of the family closet is refreshing in a form where the quest for an overarching theme often eclipses basic scene work. Less effective is the show's editing mechanism, whereby performers periodically break character midscene to ask the audience leading yes or no questions. The ensemble was probably having too much fun with the evening's premise — a librarian with a Byronic streak seeks a date for the annual librarians ball with the help of his precocious son — to fuss much about the form. The production rollocks along at a pace that speaks well of the troupe's collective sense of rhythm.
- Nick Green