FronteraFest Short Fringe
by FronteraFest

Jan. 23, 2020

Science Fails: The Human Side of Science, by Nichole Bennett et al. Our science textbooks are filled with “Eureka!” moments of triumph and discovery. But science is a verb, a messy, messy verb. A scientist-storyteller will share a heartfelt story of a failure in their own journey to learn more about the world around us. Inspired by details and themes from the scientist's monologue, improvisers will perform short scenes. Scenes will start very close to facts and reality and will morph into imaginative and speculative. Join us as we find humanity in science and science in humanity.

Flashmandments, by CB Goodman. Sandra shares her epic origin story of freedom when her organs revolt and take over the show with their own tales of suffering, desire, and boredom. Using puppets, Flash Gordon, The Ten Commandments, Buddhist philosophy, and sequins, Sandra’s biggest battle is about to begin. Can Oprah guide her to freedom or will she get sucked into the swamp? Created and performed by CB Goodman (Grackle Jack Productions). 

Flawed, by Sandy Maranto. In this monologue, Donna, a strong and sassy southern woman, discusses how our forgiveness is greater than our flaws. Performed by Roxy Becky and directed by Karina Dominguez.

How To Say You’re Afraid of Commitment in 140 Characters Or Less, by Valerie Nies. A standup/one-woman hybrid performance that answers questions like: Do our wounded inner children make all of our relationships polyamorous? Writer and performer Valerie Nies (McSweeney's, Reductress, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival) explores the humor in breakups, relationship self-help, and all that she learned from finally finishing the book Attached.

Who Sits Next to Wilma, by Janna Garza. Audience is shown one side of each person's phone conversation. The conversations focus on who will sit next to Wilma at the Bingo Hall. Along the way, other details are revealed. Each character is played by Janna Garza.

FronteraFest Short Fringe
by various

January 23, 2020
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751

FronteraFest 2020 Short Fringe - Jan 23rd at 8:00 pm

Performances at Hyde Park Theatre. Map

Tickets $18, available online HERE.