FronteraFest Short Fringe 2018
Jan. 31, 2018
The Puzzler, by Will Holcomb. A two-person play where Blanch, a woman with affluenza (inflated self-worth), is doing community service in a nursing home due to drunk driving tickets. To avoid any real work, she does puzzles with a patient, Weldon. Weldon unassumingly dives deep into her psyche and the woman who walks out at the end of her community service isn't the same one who came in.
Where The Ends Meet, by Kirsche Dickson, Andrea Marz and Aimee Zivin. Where The Ends Meet uses a mix of dance, improvisation and text to co-create responses to the ever-so-simple question, What are we doing Now? When we humans gather together, so much is engaged: there are the people present, the place in which we gather, the stories of all that came before, hopes for the future, real-time perceptions and feelings . . . Performance creates a pathway for all present to experience the depth of what is . . . on a particular night at the Hyde Park Theater in Austin, Texas. Our working premise is that creativity is never a solo act, and that by physically nourishing our human need for connection publicly, we might do our part to coax the dominant culture to open, feel, and relax.
Ricochet, by Ricochet. Ricochet, a seven-person improv troupe will perform a twenty-five minute long unscripted show riffing off of suggestions from the audience.
Répétition Pour Le Dénouement: A Story of the World's Greatest Detective, probably, by Colin Walsh. A maid helps the world renowned Belgian detective practice his parlor speech that lays out the clues, solves the mystery, and reveals the murderer!
Foxing, by Greg Romero (ScriptWorks Commission). They start with a dance then exhaust themselves further. Their exercises are led by a human who is also a fox named Beatrice. Aaron and Charlie drink water, do burpees, transform into wild animals, and unfold pieces of paper the fox keeps handing them, confronting the most difficult moment they keep trying to bury. Performed by Errin Delperdang, Kelly Hasandras, and Olivia O'Hare.
January 31, 2018
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751
8 p.m. Tickets $18 plus service fee, available via Hyde Park Theatre website.