The Grownups

The Grownups will ask an audience member to randomly select a quote from a book of over 8000 similes and then create a 20 minute portion of a play influenced by that quote.

Bob Mann, Sue Ellen Reiman
Oklahoma City, Okla.


The Grownups will perform in the 7:15 p.m. block at the 3’s Company Stage on Friday, August 9.

Previous Countdown Improv Festival appearances

2023, 2018




The duo is composed of Sue Ellen Reiman and Bob Mann. Sue Ellen has been improvising for over 20 years, Bob not as long. Both are AARP eligible and have forgotten more about life than you’ll ever know. They bring their life experience to the shows, Bob with a social work and nursing background and Sue Ellen with theatre training and university teaching. A mixture of assisting the afflicted and forcing Shakespeare on the masses informs the stories they tell.

The Grownups’ home theater is OKC Improv. Sue Ellen is managing director and Bob is the chair of the OKC Improv nonprofit board. They have performed in the Chicago Improv Festival, The Trill Festival in Houston, The Countdown Festival in Tampa, and the Vintage Improv Festival at ImprovBoston.