Best of Fest - BIll A
by FronteraFest

Feb. 09 - Feb. 12, 2016
Tuesday, Friday

Bill A. Tonight we present five shows selected from among the 2016 Saturday "Best of Week" performances: four chosen by our panel and the fifth by audience vote. This same bill of shows is also playing on Friday, February 12. 

Two Eggs, by Stephen Bittrich. While getting ready for a date, Jane has to contend with a pesky neighbor with an interesting personality disorder.

Two Fathers: The Vietnam Vet & The Vietnamese Refugee, by Christine Hoang & James Hughes (Color Arc Productions). This is a story about our dads. 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Both our dads served in the Vietnam War. James' dad was commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Army. Christine's dad was a Captain in the South Vietnamese Army where he worked alongside American allies. We tell their stories in tribute to their service and their sacrifice, and because we love them.

Hootie Hooo Spoken Word Review Volume II: The Gun Show, by Christopher-Michael, Doc, & B-Fran. Featuring national poetry slam artists Christopher-Michael, Doc, & B-Fran. They represent the best that Central Texas has to offer in the world of Spoken Word.

Great Stories Do 3 Horrible Things, by Steve Moore (Physical Plant Theater). Steve Moore of Physical Plant Theater claims to offer some insight into how stories work.

The Knuckleball Now, by Craig Kotfas, Michael Joplin, Ace Manning and Lee Eddy (The Knuckleball Now). The Knuckleball Now is an Austin improv troupe dedicated to high speed, high risk comedy. With a starting rotation of Craig Kotfas, Michael Joplin, Ace Manning and Lee Eddy, TKN gets inspiration from the crowd's last received text message. Performing what they call PEAK & POP which creates a series of quick scenes that build a positive energy and a collection of themes and characters . . . soon the audience and players will have a bond with "inside jokes" . . . Each show is a "You had to be there moment" . . . Recently bestowed the RUDY KLOPTIK B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Improv Troupe 2014-15.
 
 
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Best of Fest - BIll A
by various at FronteraFest
FronteraFest

Tuesday, Friday,
February 09 - February 12, 2016
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751
Now in its 23rd year, FronteraFest is five weeks of new, alternative, offbeat, and just plain off-the-wall unjuried fringe theatre. Too bad there's no actual way to expect the unexpected, because that is your only hope. Produced by Hyde Park Theatre in collaboration with ScriptWorks.
 
Short one (I'm speaking relatively, people) this week: we're at the final week, the Best of the Festival. And that means, besides ourclosing night party (please come!), we have three separate billsfor you this week:
 
Bill A plays Tuesday and Friday, and includes two eggs, two fathers, three horrible things, three extraordinary spoken-word artists, and four hilarious improvisers.
 
Bill B plays Wednesday and Saturday, and includes badass women, trailer park magic, a rollicking fairy tale, the transformative power of Vincent Price, and a madcap, high-energy closer.
 
Wild Card night--staff-selected from shows overlooked by judges earlier in the festival--plays Thursday night only. You can see a woman wondering why you're saying that, an Englishwomantrapped in Tripoli, entanglement in the Tinder era, an all-black male improv troupe--and perhaps the most meta FronteraFest piece of all time, "a series of very short plays for life-size people."
 
If your night is sold out, come on down to the theater at 7pm and get on the waiting list--we get in at least some folks from that list just about every night.
 
And hey! Please come to the closing weekend party after the show on Saturday, February 13 at Dane's Body Shop next to Hyde Park Theatre. We'll have drinks on hand and New World Deli and The Parlor will feed you up right.