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Improvised Play Festival

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Once a year, The Hideout assembles a full weekend of improvised one-act plays. Austin is at the forefront of narrative, theatrical improvisation, and The Improvised Play Festival is a celebration of that.

The schedule is packed with The Hideout’s own repertoire of shows, other local shows, and special out-of-town guests from Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Canada (Edmonton)!

Here is the complete schedule for 2017:

All shows are 50 minutes long, except for Fiasco, Process, All You Need is Love, and Start Trekkin’, which are about an hour and 45 minutes long.

Thursday, February 23rd:
8pm: Juliet & Juliet (Minneapolis) / Folk Lordz (Edmonton, Canada)
9pm: Fiasco
10pm: Physics Curse & Austin/Austin
11pm: F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Save the World

Friday, February 24th:
8pm: Juliet & Juliet (Minneapolis)
8:30pm: Process
9pm: The Ensemble (various)
10:00pm: Parallelogramophonograph

Saturday, February 25th:
6pm: All You Need is Love
8pm: Start Trekkin’
8:30pm: The Ensemble
9:30pm: Ripley (Los Angeles)
10:30pm: Folk Lordz (Edmonton, Canada)

All shows are 50 minutes long, except for Fiasco, Process, All You Need is Love, and Start Trekkin’, which are about an hour and 45 minutes long.

We love big groups! Got a group of 10 or more? Contact us at roy@hideouttheatre.com for information on discounts.

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Thu. Feb 23rd, 7:30pm - $45

Improvised Play Festival All Access Pass. Admission to all shows in the 3 day festival. Over a $40 discount.

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Thu. Feb 23rd, 8:00pm - $5

Juliet & Juliet from Minneapolis- Improvised Shakespeare duo & Folk Lordz from Edmonton, Canada- Folk storytelling gets an electric-shock of physical improv comedy!

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Thu. Feb 23rd, 9:00pm - $5

The Hideout Mainstage returns! Fiasco- An improvised crime caper gone wrong, inspired the ingenious films of the Coen brothers

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Thu. Feb 23rd, 10:00pm - $5

Physics Curse presents The Witching Hour- Explore a story grounded in our own reality but shadowed with the those things lurking in the darkness, and then join Austin/Austin for an adventure on the high seas!

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Thu. Feb 23rd, 11:00pm - $5

F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World- A Maladjusted All-Star Comedy featuring spies, the artistic giants of the Gilded Age, and lots of adult language, humor, and situations.

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Fri. Feb 24th, 8:00pm - $10

Juliet & Juliet- An improv duo from Minneapolis, MN that performs never-before-seen plays in the style of The Bard himself.

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Fri. Feb 24th, 8:30pm - $10

Process- our hilarious smash hit returns! Witness an improvised play within a play from auditions to opening night.

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Fri. Feb 24th, 9:00pm - $10

The Ensemble Project- a special show assembled by guest director Vinny Francois from Montreal, and made up of performers from Austin, Minneapolis, and Canada.

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Fri. Feb 24th, 10:00pm - $10

Parallelogramophonograph- This award-winning, internationally touring improv company was recently named "Best Improv Troupe" in the Austin Chronicle's "Best Of 2016" Awards.

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Sat. Feb 25th, 6:00pm - $10

All You Need Is Love is an unapologetic, hopelessly romantic improvised rom com á la Serendipity or Sleepless in Seattle

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Sat. Feb 25th, 8:00pm - $15

Special Improvised Play Festival show! Start Trekkin' is The Hideout's classic take on classic Star Trek. Set phasers to fun!

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Sat. Feb 25th, 8:30pm - $10

The Ensemble Project- a special show assembled by guest director Vinny Francois from Montreal, and made up of performers from Austin, Minneapolis, and Canada.

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Sat. Feb 25th, 9:30pm - $10

Ripley (from Los Angeles)- A band of like-minded, fearless women who desire to improvise the stories of other like-minded, fearless, completely fictional women...all in the style of a Young Adult Dystopian Novel.

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Sat. Feb 25th, 10:30pm - $10

Folk Lordz (from Edmonton, Canada)- Folk storytelling gets an electric-shock of physical improv comedy!