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Announcing the 43 Hour Improv Marathon Schedule

The Marathon returns June 1st-3rd. Here is the schedule for the 43 Hour Improv Marathon.

It’s full of guest groups, old favorite shows come back from the dead, crazy experiments, and fun challenges to keep the core eight improvisers on their toes.

The core, or “Crazy 8” are eight performers who will be in each and every show. They will not sleep a wink, and instead will be performing straight through from 5pm on Friday to noon on Sunday afternoon. And as you can see from the lineup below, they’re in for quite a wild ride.

The “Crazy 8” for 2012 are Roy Janik, Marc Majcher, Halyn Erickson, John Ratliff, Emma Holder, Eric Heiberg, Jon Bolden and Jill Bernard (from Minneapolis!)

You can buy tickets for any and all of  these shows by clicking this link.

Full Marathon passes will be available soon for $75, so if you’re feeling brave, look out for that.

Hour Day Time Group/Show Format Tickets
1 Friday 5PM Inaugural Show The core cast of 8 play together for the first time. Anything goes.
2 & 3 Friday 6PM Maestro #1 The Hideout’s longest-running improv show. Elimination-style improv games and scenes!
4 Friday 8PM Start Trekkin’ The Hideout’s hit take on the original Star Trek Series. Set phasers to ‘fun’.
5 Friday 9PM Girls Girls Girls An improvised Broadway-style musical
6 Friday 10PM PGraph The award-winning, internationally touring Parallelogramophonograph presents their “New Works” improvised play format
7 Friday 11PM The Library Each performer embodies a different genre, be it absurdist, science-fiction, childrens’ lit. Watch as they all collide in the same world.
8 Saturday 12AM Improv for Evil The clown princes of evil have a reputation for inventing insane shows and challenges, and this show will be no exception.
9 Saturday 1AM New Game Project Brand new, never before seen improv games will be invented on the spot based on audience suggestions.
10 Saturday 2AM Drum Machine normally a one-woman musical with only the backing track of a drum machine… now expanded to include all 8 core players
11 Saturday 3AM Spirit Desire This New Movement house teams brings their unique brand of comedy to the Marathon, and mixes it up with the 8 Marathoners
12 Saturday 4AM ColdTowne The Bat: improv in the dark… AKA a cruel trick to play on the Marathoners
13 Saturday 5AM Cat & Ryan Cat & Ryan first discovered improv 1 year ago at the 2011 Marathon. It changed their lives forever, so to bring it all full-circle they’ve been given this hour to do with as they please.
14 Saturday 6AM Truth Chair When someone sits in the truth chair, they MUST tell the truth. And then improv scenes will be created based on that.
15 Saturday 7AM Student Show 1 games and scenes with the rising stars of the Hideout Theatre
16 Saturday 8AM Seven Eight Sevens improv scenes set in Austin with proto-typical Austin characters
17 Saturday 9AM Racket Rhythm based improv with off-beat accompaniment. Think STOMP! with improv thrown in
18 Saturday 10AM What’s the Story, Steve? An adorable (and real!) dog goes on an adventure, aided by improv. This show is for kids, but will be enjoyed by anyone.
19 Saturday 11AM The Institution Theatre The newest thing in cinema is being done on stage: an improvised movie!
20 Saturday 12PM Amazon & The Milksop Tennessee Williams, the way it was meant to be performed: by robots.
21 Saturday 1PM Cover to Cover from Gnap! Outrageous improvised stories inspired by Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys teen mysteries
22 Saturday 2PM The Eye in the Storm The midpoint of the show… and a brief respite for the core 8 to do whatever they want. This is when they need you the most. Come cheer them on.
23 Saturday 3PM Mystery Show It’s a surprise! (turned out to be a debut of The Black Vault, Lovecraftian improv)
24 Saturday 4PM Dubbed Indemnity live dubbing of movie and tv clips. Challenging, hilarious, and unique
25 Saturday 5PM The Knuckleball Now The fastest, quickest-wits in town. Scenes, characters, puns and plot-twists speed by in a rollercoaster of laughs.
26 Saturday 6PM Spirited The Hideout Mainstage returns: improvised dreamscapes in the style of Sendak, Lewis Carroll, and Miyazaki
27 Saturday 7PM Pick Your Own Path An Adventure that You Choose Yourself… a highly interactive show based on the popular book series from the 80s.
28 Saturday 8PM Rock Opera The Hideout’s current Mainstage show. All-singing, all-ROCK!
29 Saturday 9PM Available Cupholders Known for pushing the envelope of improv with innovative show concepts, this show will prove that out.
30 & 31 Saturday 10PM Maestro #2 The Hideout’s longest-running improv show. Elimination-style improv games and scenes!
32 Sunday 12AM Confidence Men 2-time B Iden Payne Award winning Confidence Men present improv in the style of David Mamet.
33 Sunday 1AM Puppet Improv Project What’s better than improv with puppets? Improv with puppets starring improvisers who haven’t slept in 34 hours.
34 Sunday 2AM Tech Nightmare The tech booth rebels and controls the performers with random sounds, lighting cues, and music.
35 Sunday 3AM Midnight Society Midnight Society f*cks sh*t up
36 Sunday 4AM Seance a meeting of the Secret Society of Blackbower Mediums
37 Sunday 5AM Tears But Joy ColdTowne house team Tears But Joy use an audience interview to inspire comedy
38 Sunday 6AM Local Genius Society Local Genius Society presents Beach Cops!, their show based on the ground breaking, critically acclaimed television show Baywatch.
39 Sunday 7AM Your Dad’s Friends Last year they performed an “Impro-vention”. What will this year bring?
40 Sunday 8AM Student Show 2 games and scenes with the rising stars of the Hideout
41 Sunday 9AM Charles Dickens Unleashed! Improvised Tales of Victorian England in the style of Charles Dickens
42 Sunday 10AM The Hunger Games You’ll have to come see this show to find out what it is.
43 Sunday 11AM Final Show The victory lap of the 8 core Marathoners. They’re free to do whatever they like… except sleep.

Get your tickets here.

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