Catch The Bit Players on Friday and Saturday nights at The Firehouse Theater

The Bit Players, Rhode Island’s most award-winning comedy troupe, will hit the stage five times this Halloween weekend with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see.

The Bit Players will host Family Friendly Freaky Funnies at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, their normal Friday show at 8pm, and Halloween Hilarities on Saturday at 8pm, 9:30pm, & 11pm. More info on each show can be found below.

If you are heading out this weekend for a special occasion (beyond Halloween) and would like The Bit Players to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact them and let them know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who they should acknowledge in the show.

Family Friendly Freaky Funnies

Friday, October 30, 2015; 6:30pm (Normal hilarious show at 8pm)

Join The Bit Players as they present a show for the kids the night before Halloween. This event is for the whole family! Get the kids dressed up (and yourself) for a fun filled comedy show with FREE CANDY! The Bit Players are doing a special discounted ticket price for this show, parents $10 and kids are just $5!. The show will be an hour and is BYOB for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
All guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as shows (especially special events like this) do often sell out. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child! Show will start at 6:30pm, doors will open at 6:00pm.

Click “Purchase Tickets” to get your tickets to this show today.

Halloween Hilarity

Saturday, October 31, 2015; 8pm, 9:30pm, & 11pm
Join The Bit Players as they present their annual Halloween night of laughs and giveaways! In addition to the usual BYOB there will be a costume contest for all those that come dressed up.

You can win gift certificates to local restaurants. You will also receive a discount on your ticket price if you wear a costume. And it’s Halloween, so of course there will be FREE CANDY!!

3 shows, 1 night, each show will be an hour and no two shows are ever the same so see more than one if you want to have some EXTRA LAUGHS! Give them a call and they will give you a deal on multiple shows. (401) 849-3473.

All guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as shows (especially special events like this) do often sell out. Tickets are $18/person but use code “COSTUME” to get yours for $15/person for this night ONLY – they trust you will actually wear one! All shows are BYOB! Shows will start at 8pm, 9:30pm, and 11pm. Doors will open a half hour before each show.

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