FronteraFest Short Fringe 2017
Jan. 26, 2017
ChuTopp, by Topping Haggerty and Chuy Zarate.
ChuTopp is doing a fully improvised narrative show that tells the story of an awkwardly brilliant, and much too complicated, caper that may, or may not, be a good thing.
Perspective, or, Cheeseburgers and a Bag of Ashes, by Christa French (The Weird Sisters Women's Theatre Collective).
Maybe she wasn’t the worst mother in Corpus Christi Texas -- but she was up there. So we should definitely talk about all the great things she did to the ladies at church! I love this plan!
Okay fine. She was the best mommy ever! Puppies and chocolate for all!
At least cheeseburgers then.
Mothering Apollo, by Katie Robinson.
Mothering Apollo is a lecture-comedy-song-dance-anatomylesson-love story. While the performance is derived from mothering a medically fragile, chronically ill baby and a tender toddler, it is also about being human. It's about allowing things to fall apart, the relativity of anxiety, accepting limitations and desires, and being totally disoriented. To shift from fear and dread to joy, to light up my energy in the most alive way possible, I offer this performance.
Best, Texas Caesar, by Lynzy Lab, Neil Patrick Stewart, and Michael Rau.
In a trailer home parked in an out-of-time West Texas prairie, beleaguered sheriff’s deputy Brutus is visited by a devil of a nightmare: seemingly against his own will, he plots to kill his new boss at the behest of his back-country friend Cassius. His perpetually passed-out former prom queen wife Porsche arises from her slumber with an otherworldly dancer’s grace to ask “ . . . is Brutus sick?”
In the Tallest Tower (Or For Princesses and the Dragons Who Guard Them), written by Tyler Kosmak.
It’s a story we’ve all heard before: A Princess sleeps in a tall tower guarded by a fearsome Dragon waiting to be rescued by a chivalrous Knight. This time, however, something is different: the dragon is slain, but the Princess is awake, the Narrator is napping, and nothing is quite what it seems.
Performances at Hyde Park Theatre. Map
January 26, 2017
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751
Tickets $17.81 via www.hydeparktheatre.org
Start time is 8 p.m.