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The Free Fringe

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Austin improv scene is bursting with creativity.

There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.”

This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only.

Every week will be dramatically different.

There could be shows with improvisers tied up in rope, 50 performers onstage, blindfolded actors, improvising dogs, or 1000 other things.

THE FREE FRINGE IS FREE.  FOREVER.

Reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a spot.

UPCOMING INSANITY:

Sister Stories, produced by Melissa Patterson

the pitch:
“My sister, Nicole Patterson from the Coalition Theater house troupe in Richmond Va, and I have a lot of stories from our lives that we do not agree on. I’d like to have the 2 of us narrate a story from our lives, that the audience will choose. A group of 4-6 improvisers will act out our stories, there should be tons of revisions and edits from the both of us.”

The Devil Wears ???, produced by Ryan Austin
Ryan is considered one of most well-dressed men in the AIC, but David Schwartz is quickly claiming that title from him. So why not remove the sartorial decisions from these two titans and see them out of control?

The entirety of both men’s wardrobe will be set on stage for two audience members to peruse and select an outfit for each man, however audacious or ridiculous it may be. Ryan and David will change into the outfit selected for them and begin to form a character based off of the clothes. They will then do a series of scenes from these character’s’ lives.

The clothes really do make the man.

Headliner: Arjet Universe
Jessica Arjet with special guest John Ratliff

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Thu. Oct 2nd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Oct 9th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Oct 16th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

A Best of the Fringe show! Part of The Hideout's 15th Anniversary Weekend!

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Thu. Oct 23rd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Oct 30th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Nov 6th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Nov 13th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Nov 20th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Nov 27th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 4th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 11th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 18th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.