2005 Short Fringe


FronteraFest Short Fringe Schedule
at Hyde Park Theatre

NOTE: Each evening of performance begins at 8pm (except the Saturday, February 12 Wild Card bill, which begins at 2pm). The order in which the shows are performed will be determined the week of production. Tickets are $10 Tuesdays through Fridays, $12 Saturdays, and $15 for all Best of the Fest Shows (February 8-12). For reservations (highly recommended), call 479-PLAY. All performances at the Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd St.

After the performance Saturday, February 12, join us at the theater for a CLOSING NIGHT PARTY catered by ZEN.

 

Tuesday, January 11
"Caesar Salad," by Jon Daries. "Dinner for two" sounds harmless enough, but will green vegetables be enough to prevent death by conspiracy?

"LuBu McJohnson: Attempt #1," by Bryan Roberts & LuBu McJohnson. A batch of avant-garde comedy sketches written by Bryan Roberts and his disturbed friend, LuBu McJohnson. These sketches premiered at No Shame Theatre in Austin from August 2003 to August, 2004.

"Talk to me," by Franky Ramont & Cleston Wright. What's love got to do with it? Everything. Franky Ramont and Cleston Wright, two of Austin's best deaf performers, get personal about things people go through - thorny intimacies, bad marriages, tripping up on street drugs, finding a job, and the problems with love in the dark.

Haiku Death Match, Starring Matthew John Conley, Michael P. Whalen, and Big Poppa E!!! A seven-round bout to the death, live and in full colour!!!

 

Wednesday, January 12
"Small Stars: The Musical (music and lyrics by Miles Zuniga and Jeff Groves; story by Miles Zuniga, Jeff Groves and Will Rogers). Guy Fantasy gathers the smallest stars he can find to give Austin a preview of the weirdest concert/variety show/clash of titans it has ever seen. . . ever. It doesn't get any smaller than this!

"What you want!" by Rosaruby Glaberman. Rosaruby Glaberman presents a short original physical piece that explores coming to terms with the multifaceted faces,and the fickleness of want and desire.

"Just so beautiful" (Leilah Stewart). Wayne Thiebaud's cake paintings recreated in cake, served and eaten with music and video. Performer - Katie Bender; Music - Robert Fisher; Video - Colin Lowry. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

Girls Girls Girls: Improvised Musical. An improvised, one-act musical performed by the only all-female improv troupe in Austin - Girls, Girls, Girls.

"are you my daddy tonight?" Choreographer: Mari Akita. A physical theater (sic) with experimental music boys crave it when dreaming, girls dream it when faking, a wordless story of the eternal search for the one ---are you my daddy tonight? Note: piece includes partial nudity.

 

Thursday, January 13
"Who Allowed This to Happen?" by David Ansel, Ethan Azarian, Tucker Livingston, and Brian Shapiro. A musical theatre performance art piece from CultureWorks.

"Morale," by David Toscano. A comedy about deaths.

"Xenophobia," by Kirk German. A one-person autobiographical satire celebrating our inherent fear of the French, the Russians and other wacky foreigners.

"Co/nstraint/mfort" (Johnny Schilling). This piece explores domestic activities in real-time on stage incorporating color themes, sound, and projections.

"Cuentos Con Consuelo IV" (Storyteller: Consuelo Samarripa). A medley of personal stories and folktales, performed by storyteller Consuelo Samarripa.

 

Friday, January 14
"The Fourth Man," by Lillian Kaufman. Beverly is distraught from the death of her husband, Dr. Jonathan Hollis. She finds comfort in the company of Detective Adam Taylor, who comes to her seeking information to solve the mystery of the death of Will Mason. As the plot deepens, Beverly's twisted relationships with old friends and lovers help Detective Taylor to unravel the mystery, or so he thinks. Will another man die before the truth is revealed?

"Baka Gaijin," E. D. Harrelson. Loaded Gun Theory presents a comedy of what happens when two friends (stupid tourists) venture into Old World Asia (middle of nowhere) through the sunny (hot), tropical (rainy) jungle (snake-infested trees) on a quest for the finest (sub-standard) local cuisine (woof!). The only question... do you still leave a tip if the waiter commits seppuku?

"Dossier of Pearls," by Cris Edwards.

"Syncopation/Dissonance," by Leslie Hollingsworth. Original music by John Vander Gheynst. Sex in society, sex in music, women in music...Is musical content/artistic value overshadowed by sex and sexuality? Women are incapable of being heard as musicians if they do not exude sexuality- as deemed necessary by society. This idea is explored through this abstract performance. Directed by Julianna Elizabeth Wright.

"Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Be Closer than They Appear To Be," by Ryan, Robert, Tina, and Steve. Three housemates can't seem to recall anything that happened last year.

 

Saturday, January 15: BEST OF THE WEEK
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by this week's panel and announced after Friday night's show. Tonight's lineup is as follows:

Girls Girls Girls: Improvised Musical. An improvised, one-act musical performed by the only all-female improv troupe in Austin - Girls, Girls, Girls.

"Xenophobia," by Kirk German. A one-person autobiographical satire celebrating our inherent fear of the French, the Russians and other wacky foreigners.

"Dossier of Pearls," by Cris Edwards.

"Baka Gaijin," E. D. Harrelson. Loaded Gun Theory presents a comedy of what happens when two friends (stupid tourists) venture into Old World Asia (middle of nowhere) through the sunny (hot), tropical (rainy) jungle (snake-infested trees) on a quest for the finest (sub-standard) local cuisine (woof!). The only question... do you still leave a tip if the waiter commits seppuku?

Haiku Death Match, Starring Matthew John Conley, Michael P. Whalen, and Big Poppa E!!! A seven-round bout to the death, live and in full colour!!!

Join us after the show tonight for an opening week party catered by Asti Trattoria with beer by Real Ale!.

 

Tuesday, January 18
"Playdate," by Julia Davenport, Otis Cleveland, Moses, Cooper, & Max. Improv wind instruments, percussion, and butoh-like movement with an emphasis on chaos and catharsis.

"Impetuous Argot," an original piece by Patton Quinn. Impetuous Argot delves into the inside emotional life of a girl juxtaposed with the humorous aspects of the world in which we live.

"Split Left, Split Right," by David Thigpen & Brock Gloor. "Cook the bread at about one and a half minutes per side, until it is covered in a network of golden brown veins where heat has cooked the egg. If at any point you want to know the status of the underside, lift the bread with the spatula and take a look."

"My Dream Date With Laurie Anderson," by Hank Schwemmer. In Which Our Indolent Writer Concedes To 20 Years Of Repressing A Crush On The Madonna Of Performance Art.

"Prayer (Austin Poetry Slam)." A collaborative spoken word performance written and performed by Matthew John Conley, Sonya Feher, Mike Henry, and Tara Sheth.

 

Wednesday, January 19
"Gatecrash," by Espie Randolph III & Douglas Rutherford, Jr. Upon arriving home from serving in the war in Iraq, Sean Coleman must make sense of the aftermath of his former life and find his place again among his friends and family all the while carrying the weight of the secret behind his discharge.

"The Manual," written and performed by Philip Crabtree. Unnamed main character reads out loud and reacts to a string of texts (disguised as a technical manual), starting with stereo programming instructions and finally ending (hopefully) with the Patriot Act. The texts are presented as a long monologue, without alerting the audience when a new source is being drawn from. The idea is that technical language/jargon excludes many of the general population by using overly-complicated, elitist terms. The flipside of the performance explores the sonic beauty of arcane terms. When stripped of its meaning, language becomes sound and can potentially be enjoyed like music.

"Brute, Brute Heart," by Katherine Craft. One woman's obsession with the power inherent in the role of the sexual aggressor leads her to identify violence with strength.

"Chicken and Ice Cream," by Jason Tremblay. Two death row inmates share more than a final meal. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

 

Thursday, January 20
"Candyland," by Hans Frank. A beautiful young dancer at a strip club in New Orleans is torn between her lover and her loyalty to the eccentric club owner who has befriended her, in this excerpt from the Long Fringe piece directed by Ken Webster and featuring Ken Bradley, April Perez, and Jude Hickey.

"Two Conversations," by Debra Frey. To expose the pathology a bisexual woman has with herself as manifested in the telephone conversations she has with her mother and father.

"My Own Little Empire," written and choreographed by Sharon Sparlin. Step back, step outside your empire's walls, dare to contain multitudes, dare to enlarge your empire.

"The Plurals: Pineapple Fever!" by Braden Walker, Joel Osborne, Lauren Kearcher, Adam Hilton. Sketch comedy for the Winston Churchill in everyone.

 

Friday, January 21
"Mary Lou Turbine: Space CowGirl," by John P. Funk. One actor's soliloquy with live music and video projection.

"Three Pointing Back at You," by Matthew Garcia (PoorHouse Players). A comical piece that examines the way society uses and blames characters. Everyone needs a villain and everyone needs a savior. This show tries to provide neither.

"My Child, My Child, My Alien Child," by Zell Miller, III. Voted Best Poet/Author in the 2004 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, Zell Miller, III presents poems for all you parents.

"C' lamour" (Linda Leseman). A short digital film.

"Yellowman," by Dael Orlandersmith (Austin Theatre Club). "Yellowman" tells the tale of Alma, a dark-skinned African-American woman, and her childhood friend Eugene, a light-skinned African-American man, growing up together, yearning to escape the South. With dreams about reinventing their lives, they are on the verge of adulthood when they painfully learn that skin color divides even the closest of friends and communities. "Yellowman" takes a look at how sins of the past become the legacy of the future and the harsh realities of internal racism.

 

Saturday, January 22: BEST OF THE WEEK
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by this week's panel and announced after Friday night's show. Tonight's lineup is as follows:

"Chicken and Ice Cream," by Jason Tremblay. Two death row inmates share more than a final meal. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

"Impetuous Argot," an original piece by Patton Quinn. Impetuous Argot delves into the inside emotional life of a girl juxtaposed with the humorous aspects of the world in which we live.

"Yellowman," by Dael Orlandersmith (Austin Theatre Club). "Yellowman" tells the tale of Alma, a dark-skinned African-American woman, and her childhood friend Eugene, a light-skinned African-American man, growing up together, yearning to escape the South. With dreams about reinventing their lives, they are on the verge of adulthood when they painfully learn that skin color divides even the closest of friends and communities. "Yellowman" takes a look at how sins of the past become the legacy of the future and the harsh realities of internal racism.

"My Own Little Empire," written and choreographed by Sharon Sparlin. Step back, step outside your empire's walls, dare to contain multitudes, dare to enlarge your empire.

"My Child, My Child, My Alien Child," by Zell Miller, III. Voted Best Poet/Author in the 2004 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, Zell Miller, III presents poems for all you parents.

 

Tuesday, January 25
"St. Enid and the Black Hand," by Austin playwright Molly Rice. An excerpt from the world premiere production of a magical, musical, allegorical psalm, currently running Thursday Sunday through February 5th at The Vortex. Directed by VORTEX Associate Artistic Director, Michelle K. Fowler. For more information, call 478-5282 or check out www.vortexrep.org.

"Look What You're Doin'," by Tom Seabolt, Madeline Tuckfield, and McKenna Greer. Brecht & Stanislavsky meet Monty Python - two young actors deal with the rigors of application and association as they run through their performance piece.

"Transfiguration," by Odile Nicole Del Giudice (Choreographer). "An exploration of character through movement conceived and performed by Odile Nicole Del Giudice.

"Unlikely Sunday," a new quirky comedy by Jennifer Rebecca White (Natalie Goodnow).

"Wade," by Steve Barney. A very ordinary man spends a lot of time at the laundromat.

 

Wednesday, January 26
"The Juiceman Cometh," by Peter Spiro (Cliff Diver Productions). A clever parody of extreme health-consciousness set in a juice bar. 4 actors, one table, 3 chairs, and lots of wheatgrass.

"2 short stories," by Tom Doyal. The author reads two selections from his cycle of short stories about life in small town Texas.

Gnap! Theater Projects presents a two-person improvisational piece featuring Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin.

"The Match," by Ryan Pavelchik. The harsh realities of Living Room Wrestling and a soft fleece throw. Directed by Olivia Whitmer. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

 

Thursday, January 27
"Good Love," (The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Company). A project between Theatre Action Project (T.A.P.) and SafePlace - 15 teens have created their own interactive performance about healthy relationships that they tour to other youth and adults in the community.

"Palmqist," by E.S. Cuny. A touching tale of smouldering passion burning the hearts and hands of those who would contain it! Directed by Erin Meyer, featuring actors Kathryn Morgan and Michael Lenneville.

"Open Kimono," by Zack Gonzales. Performed by Geoff Pearson. Diversify your asbestos portfolio and speculate on chimp futures in this one-man midnight bull market. You will see guaranteed returns!

"The Movement in the Bed on the Brink of Awake and Asleep and How it is All Worked out With the Thread Count," by Lindsay Kayser. A play about the movement in the bed on the brink of awake or asleep and how it's all worked out in the thread count. A Gypsy Baby production.

"Exactitude," written and performed by Stephen Pruitt. The biggest, bestest performance you ever saw... really... this is going to be so amazing you'll never forget it. I swear. Funny, touching, and timely. Don't miss this show!

 

Friday, January 28
"Five Elements and Seven Harmonies," by Sheri Goodwin. A mixed media performance bringing the essence of nature's five elements and seven harmonies to life. An ancient Tai Chi form provides the inspiration for this Creation story. Includes dance, music, storytelling and possibly Super 8 film. Featuring dancers Alicia Goldberg, Sheri Goodwin, and Amy Holte; Musician Hannah Walton.

"Bill's Dead, Chapter 2," written and performed by Bernadette Nason, actress, storyteller and writer. A witty, irreverent, laugh-out-loud take on being an Englishwoman abroad, with the more profound theme of seeking out and adjusting to new cultures in the search for oneself. This is the second chapter of a full-length play (work in progress) based on the writer's life and travels overseas. Chapter 2 takes us to the sun-drenched beaches of the Mediterranean, in paradise, or to use its other name - Libya.

"A Point Past Dew," by Steve Whiteford. Two rather different baby boomer gay couples face an extremely challenging post-election 2004 world, and explore and confront their contrasting styles while forced to share a cabin in the Canadian Rockies. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets Anne Frank?

"Iphigenia," by Will Snider. A modern adaptation of the story of Iphigenia.

"The Honesty Show," by Bedridden. Bedridden intends to perform a strong block of absurdist sketch comedy inspired by our work in improv comedy. And we might bring treats. Mmm . . .

 

Saturday, January 29: BEST OF THE WEEK
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by this week's panel, and will perform in the order listed here.

Gnap! Theater Projects presents a two-person improvisational piece featuring Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin.

"Exactitude," written and performed by Stephen Pruitt. The biggest, bestest performance you ever saw... really... this is going to be so amazing you'll never forget it. I swear. Funny, touching, and timely. Don't miss this show!

"Open Kimono," by Zack Gonzales. Performed by Geoff Pearson. Diversify your asbestos portfolio and speculate on chimp futures in this one-man midnight bull market. You will see guaranteed returns!

"The Movement in the Bed on the Brink of Awake and Asleep and How it is All Worked out With the Thread Count," by Lindsay Kayser. A play about the movement in the bed on the brink of awake or asleep and how it's all worked out in the thread count. A Gypsy Baby production.

"Wade," by Steve Barney. A very ordinary man spends a lot of time at the laundromat.

 

Tuesday, February 1
"Three Taras in Time ," choreographed by Sumi Komo. 3 dancers, live original music, singer (theatre - dance - music piece). Dancers-- Amy Lowrey, Deneen Frazier, Rasa Sittler. Musician- Composer-- Adam Sultan. Buddhist Jazz contemporary dance, revealing stillness, passion and depth of compassion of Tara Goddess of power and presence.

"A Day in the Life of Me and My Cup of Tea," by Gavin Levy. Takes a comedic look at the life of an Englishman living in Texas. Although some say we speak the same language, this play begs to differ.

"Last Journey," by Lacey Aleman. Shard Live Performance Collective presents a short play seeing three characters in the moments before they die.

"A Common Thread," by Amanda Martinez, Bianca Malinowski, Cailean Bilsky, Chris Sykes, Colin Biggs, Daniel Adams, David Gallagher, Godiva Gonzales, Jennifer Pyburn, Kate Young, Kristen Dietrich, Lanella Zotter, Laura Ray, & Marissa Davis. An exploration of the universality of failure.

"Dear Mr. President," by David Miller. Between 1965 and 1968 Lyndon Johnson received more than 1000 letters from the relatives of soldiers killed in Vietnam. Many wounded soldiers also wrote him from military hospitals. The presentation will be almost entirely readings from those letters.

 

Wednesday, February 2
"Eve the Former: 1," by David Taylor. the opening scene on the life of a modern mystic.

"My Winter Vacation" (Chris Doubek). After visiting his adolescent home in England after a 20 year absence, a man gains new insight into his present condition.

"at work/in progress" (Collaborators: Sarah Collins, Kirk German and Heather Huggins.) An exploration of friendship, fax machines and freedom of expression by two wild and winged women disguised as a paralegal and a receptionist.

"Information Services," by Rebecca Schwarz. Three librarians toil in a locked room in the sub-basement of a labyrinthine library to provide you with the information you need to finish your homework or win a bet. But when one of their own poses a deadly question, the librarians must find their own answers. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

"Tupperwhere?" Everything has a place in the evil step-sisters' world of Tupperwhere except for a young girl with no voice. On the day of the biggest Tupperwhere party of the year the girl must muster up everything inside and let something giant out to prevent being compartmentalized forever. This musical fable explores the power of self expression in a time when order becomes cruel and what is expected leaves little room to move. Book by William S. Rogers, music by Seth Bedford, lyrics by Nakia.

 

Thursday, February 3
"The Continuing Story of Rocky and Rita: A 'Pataphysical Romp," by Chris Humphrey. Rocky Jones makes the sudden and unexpected discovery that he has changed into a woman, and now his life is just not the same. What happened? Everyone has an answer except Rocky.

"Vessel: Crossroads," by Da'mon Stith (Foundation Stage Combat). An Epic Fantasy adventure that chronicles the exploits of four reluctant heroes.

"Sunny Side Up" (Cynthia Allison & Cari Kerkhoff). Moving Voices Dance.

"Welcome To My Funeral," by Dillard Higgins. An original musical with 5 solo singers, accompanied by electric keyboard.

"The Mommy Confessions," by Rhonda F. Kulhanek. A series of original monologues comprise this one-woman show about several different women and what it's like to really be a mommy!

 

Friday, February 4
"Molly Smith: Prelude to a Murder," by Nadine Oduor. A play based on the actual murders of servant girls in Austin in 1884-1885.

"How Much," by Katherine Catmull. Expensive.

"The Jinn," by Kirk Lynn. the dirigo group presents an excerpt from their upcoming production of Kirk Lynn's THE JINN. (For more information on the show, visit www.thedirigogroup.com.) The selection will feature two or more of the following cast members: Melanie Dean, Travis Dean, Meredith McCall, Robert Pierson, Amanda Garfield, Joel Gross, and Robert S. Fisher.

"88 Haiku for 88 Women," by Big Poppa E. A series of monologues about women and poetry with slides and a very loud bell.

"Five Foot Something Brings You. . . " by Natalie George.

 

Saturday, February 5: BEST OF THE WEEK
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by this week's panel and announced after Friday night's show. Tonight's lineup is as follows:

"Tupperwhere?" Everything has a place in the evil step-sisters' world of Tupperwhere except for a young girl with no voice. On the day of the biggest Tupperwhere party of the year the girl must muster up everything inside and let something giant out to prevent being compartmentalized forever. This musical fable explores the power of self expression in a time when order becomes cruel and what is expected leaves little room to move. Book by William S. Rogers, music by Seth Bedford, lyrics by Nakia.

"Dear Mr. President," by David Miller. Between 1965 and 1968 Lyndon Johnson received more than 1000 letters from the relatives of soldiers killed in Vietnam. Many wounded soldiers also wrote him from military hospitals. The presentation will be almost entirely readings from those letters.

"Vessel: Crossroads," by Da'mon Stith (Foundation Stage Combat). An Epic Fantasy adventure that chronicles the exploits of four reluctant heroes.

"The Mommy Confessions," by Rhonda F. Kulhanek. A series of original monologues comprise this one-woman show about several different women and what it's like to really be a mommy!

"at work/in progress" (Collaborators: Sarah Collins, Kirk German and Heather Huggins.) An exploration of friendship, fax machines and freedom of expression by two wild and winged women disguised as a paralegal and a receptionist.

 

8pm Tuesday, February 8: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill A)
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by a panel from all of the Saturday "Best of the Week" Shows. Bill A will also be performed on Friday, February 11. Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

Haiku Death Match, Starring Matthew John Conley, Michael P. Whalen, and Big Poppa E!!! A seven-round bout to the death, live and in full colour!!!

"Chicken and Ice Cream," by Jason Tremblay. Two death row inmates share more than a final meal. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

"Exactitude," written and performed by Stephen Pruitt. The biggest, bestest performance you ever saw... really... this is going to be so amazing you'll never forget it. I swear. Funny, touching, and timely. Don't miss this show!

"My Own Little Empire," written and choreographed by Sharon Sparlin. Step back, step outside your empire's walls, dare to contain multitudes, dare to enlarge your empire.

"Wade," by Steve Barney. A very ordinary man spends a lot of time at the laundromat.

 

8pm Wednesday, February 9: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill B)
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by a panel from all of the Saturday "Best of the Week" shows. Bill B will also be performed on Saturday, February 12. Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

"Tupperwhere?" Everything has a place in the evil step-sisters' world of Tupperwhere except for a young girl with no voice. On the day of the biggest Tupperwhere party of the year the girl must muster up everything inside and let something giant out to prevent being compartmentalized forever. This musical fable explores the power of self expression in a time when order becomes cruel and what is expected leaves little room to move. Book by William S. Rogers, music by Seth Bedford, lyrics by Nakia.

"Dossier of Pearls," by Cris Edwards.

"at work/in progress" (Collaborators: Sarah Collins, Kirk German and Heather Huggins.) An exploration of friendship, fax machines and freedom of expression by two wild and winged women disguised as a paralegal and a receptionist.

"The Movement in the Bed on the Brink of Awake and Asleep and How it is All Worked out With the Thread Count," by Lindsay Kayser. A play about the movement in the bed on the brink of awake or asleep and how it's all worked out in the thread count. A Gypsy Baby production.

"My Child, My Child, My Alien Child," by Zell Miller, III. Voted Best Poet/Author in the 2004 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, Zell Miller, III presents poems for all you parents.

 

8pm Thursday, February 10: BEST OF THE FEST (WILD CARD NIGHT BILL A)
Wild Card Night showcases the FronteraFest staff's favorite shows that were overlooked by the panelists. This year for the first time we have two separate Wild Card Bills! Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

"My Dream Date With Laurie Anderson," by Hank Schwemmer. In Which Our Indolent Writer Concedes To 20 Years Of Repressing A Crush On The Madonna Of Performance Art.

"Sunny Side Up" (Cynthia Allison & Cari Kerkhoff). Moving Voices Dance.

"Co/nstraint/mfort" (Johnny Schilling). This piece explores domestic activities in real-time on stage incorporating color themes, sound, and projections.

"A Common Thread," by Amanda Martinez, Bianca Malinowski, Cailean Bilsky, Chris Sykes, Colin Biggs, Daniel Adams, David Gallagher, Godiva Gonzales, Jennifer Pyburn, Kate Young, Kristen Dietrich, Lanella Zotter, Laura Ray, & Marissa Davis. An exploration of the universality of failure.

"Five Foot Something Brings You. . . " by Natalie George.

 

8pm Friday, February 11: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill A)
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by a panel from all of the Saturday "Best of the Week" Shows. Bill A will also be performed on Tuesday, February 8. Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

Haiku Death Match, Starring Matthew John Conley, Michael P. Whalen, and Big Poppa E!!! A seven-round bout to the death, live and in full colour!!!

"Chicken and Ice Cream," by Jason Tremblay. Two death row inmates share more than a final meal. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

"Exactitude," written and performed by Stephen Pruitt. The biggest, bestest performance you ever saw... really... this is going to be so amazing you'll never forget it. I swear. Funny, touching, and timely. Don't miss this show!

"My Own Little Empire," written and choreographed by Sharon Sparlin. Step back, step outside your empire's walls, dare to contain multitudes, dare to enlarge your empire.

"Wade," by Steve Barney. A very ordinary man spends a lot of time at the laundromat.

 

2pm Saturday, February 12: BEST OF THE FEST (WILD CARD BILL B)
Wild Card Night showcases the FronteraFest staff's favorite shows that were overlooked by the panelists. This year for the first time we have two separate Wild Card Bills! Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

"The Honesty Show," by Bedridden. Bedridden intends to perform a strong block of absurdist sketch comedy inspired by our work in improv comedy. And we might bring treats. Mmm . . .

"How Much," by Katherine Catmull. Expensive.

"The Match," by Ryan Pavelchik. The harsh realities of Living Room Wrestling and a soft fleece throw. Directed by Olivia Whitmer. (An Austin Script Works commission.)

"Prayer (Austin Poetry Slam)." A collaborative spoken word performance written and performed by Matthew John Conley, Sonya Feher, Mike Henry, and Tara Sheth.

 

8pm Saturday, February 12: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill B)
The five pieces reprised tonight were chosen by a panel from all of the Saturday "Best of the Week" shows. Bill B will also be performed on Wednesday, February 9. Shows are listed here in correct performance order.

"Tupperwhere?" Everything has a place in the evil step-sisters' world of Tupperwhere except for a young girl with no voice. On the day of the biggest Tupperwhere party of the year the girl must muster up everything inside and let something giant out to prevent being compartmentalized forever. This musical fable explores the power of self expression in a time when order becomes cruel and what is expected leaves little room to move. Book by William S. Rogers, music by Seth Bedford, lyrics by Nakia.

"Dossier of Pearls," by Cris Edwards.

"at work/in progress" (Collaborators: Sarah Collins, Kirk German and Heather Huggins.) An exploration of friendship, fax machines and freedom of expression by two wild and winged women disguised as a paralegal and a receptionist.

"The Movement in the Bed on the Brink of Awake and Asleep and How it is All Worked out With the Thread Count," by Lindsay Kayser. A play about the movement in the bed on the brink of awake or asleep and how it's all worked out in the thread count. A Gypsy Baby production.

"My Child, My Child, My Alien Child," by Zell Miller, III. Voted Best Poet/Author in the 2004 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, Zell Miller, III presents poems for all you parents.

After the performance Saturday, February 12, join us at the theater for a CLOSING NIGHT PARTY!