Hello, what’s this? Half of ColdTowne Theater is emptying out of Austin next weekend, just in time for the heatpocalypse. We’re all headed for New York City for the 13th annual Del Close Marathon. The Marathon is three days of non stop long form improv put on by the UCBTheater at four different venues all around Manhattan, which is an island you may have heard of.
This is our fifth year appearing at DCM, and we’re looking for another 48+ nonstop hours of raucous, inspiring fun. This year, a few of our troupes have also booked shows with our friends at the Magnet Theater. If you’re in the area, catch our shows and say, “Hi!” Keep reading for the schedule:
COLDTOWNE THEATER TOURCO:
ColdTowne Theater is Austin’s main stage for alternative comedy and three time winner of the “Best Comedy Group” in Austin, from the Austin Chronicle. The cast of our Tourco reads like a Who’s Who of Austin improv, a collection of Coldtowne’s most prodigous graduates. ColdTowne shows are fast paced, game heavy and often, very surreal. The Austinist’s TrueCraig on ColdTowne Theater: “…that shit’s mad-impressive-pressure-awesome.”
Saturday, August 13th at 4pm at UCB
Saturday, August 13th at 7:30pm at the Magnet Theater
Made up of stand up and sketch comedians, filmmakers, and writers, Midnight Society was named Austin’s best improv troupe by the Austin American Satesman’s A-List and was recently nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award. They’ve performed all around the country, including one show where star of stage and screen Matthew Lillard was in the audience. Midnight Society performs every Saturday night at 10PM at ColdTowne Theater along with improv veterans The Frank Mills.
Sat August 13th 8:30 pm at Hudson Guild Theatre
It’s the technological marvel that made modern cities possible. It’s the closest physical contact most of us ever have with people we don’t know (unless we’re Greco-Roman wrestlers, or prostitutes). And it’s the basis for Elevator Action. Think of the most awkward, embarrassing, please-god-let-it-end elevator ride you’ve ever been on. It was, what, 45 seconds long? This one is 25 minutes.
Friday, August 12th at 8:00pm at the Magnet Theater
Fri, August 12th at 9:45 pm at Urban Stages
Bubbling up like some otherworldly potion, the intense comedic mixture of Oh, Science! delights, distracts, destroys. So come over! We’ll make funny robots!
Sat, August 13th at 1:30 pm at Hudson Guild Theatre