Video: Off-Center's improv parody of 'Lord of the Flies'

All season long, the improvisational wizards from Off-Center @ The Jones’ Cult Following are presenting their own 2-minute silly/fun/stupid parodies of the DCPA Theatre Company’s mainstage offerings. 

In that spirit, we proudly present this inspired adaptation of Lord of the Flies, as interpreted by Jessica Austgen, Sarah Kirwin, Nanna Sachiko Thompson and Chris Woolf. Your narrator is Emily Tarquin. 

In theory, none of these accomplished improv comics have ever read Lord of the Flies … or at least, recently. 

The video above captured this one-time only piece of magic in 720 pixels of high-definition glory. But to add to the fun, Off-Center is about to open a big old aerosol can of island whup-*** with Lord of the Butterflies. That is drag queen Shirley Delta Blow’s retelling of Lord of the Flies, opening Oct. 24 and running through Nov. 7 at The Jones. In Shirley’s tropical world, the struggle for island dominace pits drag queens versus lesbians.

What’s Cult Following, you might ask? It’s Off-Center’s signature night of unscripted, unrehearsed theatre. The next themed show, scheduled for Feb. 13 and 19, is called Secrets & Confessions. Share your deep, dark, embarrassing baggage, and you will inspire … well, art. Almost certainly.

Now, check out how the “Cult Following” kids lampooned “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”


Do meat-eating “Lord of the Flies” cast members (from left) Gregory Isaac Stone, Skyler Gallun, Charlie Franklin and Allen Dorsey look amused by the “Cult Following” parody? We think not. Photo by John Moore.

DCPA Theatre Company’s Lord of the Flies
Performances run through Nov. 2
Space Theatre
7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays;
303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

Off-Center @ The Jones’ Lord of the Butterflies
At The Jones, Speer and Arapahoe streets​
Oct. 24, 30, 31, and Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
For more info about Off-Center @ The Jones, click here   

Our Previous Lord of the Flies coverage on Denver CenterStage:

“Meet the Cast” video episodes:
Charlie Franklin
Matthew Gumley

Ben and Noah Radcliffe
Gregory Isaac Stone


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