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WHORES NIGHT OUT – Stand-Up for cheap

WHORES NIGHT OUT – Stand-Up for cheap

WHORES NIGHT OUT – Stand-Up for cheap

Brently Heilbron, a seasoned comic veteran and the leader of The Institution Theater's stand-up program, hosts this showcase of talent, pushing his baby birds out of the nest.

Daniel Recio
Brittany Flurry
Matthew Alvarez
Tanveer Arora
Arthur Chong
Aly Dixon
Cassidy Santiguida
Angela Maldonado
Erin Nies
Kim Stacy
Emily Cawood
Chris Sebilia
Pamela Peak
Jackie Skinner

$5 • Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm • The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive Reserve Tickets

THE INDIGO SHIFT CABARET: A Fête at the End of Days

THE INDIGO SHIFT CABARET: A Fête at the End of Days

THE INDIGO SHIFT CABARET: A Fête at the End of Days

There’s a club at the edge of the world, just past the ruins and right next door to the pillar of fire.  There’s a stage with curtains as blood red as the sea and flickering lights as dim as the dying sun.  The drinks are always cold as an ice storm, strong as the tides, and cheap as the grave.  Welcome to The Indigo Shift Cabaret!  Pull up a chair.  Have a drink.  Come and see…

One night only, because there’s only one night left!  Indigo Shift is an improvised dystopian cabaret, an apocalyptic mix of stories, scenes, and songs to wait out and ring in the end of days, one final show for the last night on Earth!  We invite you to join us for the ultimate performance (literally) as we count down the final gasping breaths of our world with a variety of acts, featuring music, dance, and feats of both physical prowess and mental acuity the likes of which have never been seen!  And perhaps will never be seen again… 

Your hosts for the evening will be the Reverend Solomon Strange and the lovely and vulgar Ms. Anita Deva, as they hold court over a rotating ensemble of guest musicians, of talents both divine and profane!  They have delighted (and most likely damned) audiences for the past four years, both at home and abroad in the frozen wastelands of Alaska, the volcanic temples of Hawaii, and the forbidden maelstrom once known as Seattle!  For this final knell of the bell, they have assembled a cavalcade of special guests and old friends including Austin improv luminaries Confidence Men and The Knuckleball Now!

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MOUTHING OFF - Stand-Up or Shut Up

MOUTHING OFF - Stand-Up or Shut Up

MOUTHING OFF - Stand-Up or Shut Up

Boring weekend? Not anymore…

Regina Soto returns to The Institution Theater stage as host of this stand-up showdown.

“Mouthing Off: Stand-Up or Shut Up” invites comedians from around Austin to bring their unique blend of hilarious and entertaining antics to center stage. Armed only with a microphone and their wit, these comedians will have to Stand-up or Shut up.

Featuring:
Valerie Nies
Crist Guzman
Alex Thompson
Brian McConnell
Sandra Ybarra
Marcus Hysmith
Joseph Tran
Butch Mills
Evan Eggers
Elizabeth Wilcox
Jessica Pino
R Lance Hunter
Luke Wallens

$5 • Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:00pm • The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive Reserve Tickets

TARANTULA - Dynamic Improv

TARANTULA - Dynamic Improv

TARANTULA - Dynamic Improv

Tarantula is Improv like you've never seen before.  It’s an experience.  It’s an organic, odd, vibrant web of collective consciousness that breathes life into the darkest corners of our minds. Once you’re inside you can’t escape it.

Tarantula is a combination of improv and live music melding together in the most unique ways.  The improvisers will use the stage and their own bodies like a canvas, a tapestry of emotions and perceptions.  Unlike most improvised shows that tell a story in a narrative fashion, Tarantula will tell a story that is fragmentary and organic.  You will relate to the weird and twisty rhythms of the show because you are HUMAN and it connects with you soul.  Improvisers will move as one, create without structure and follows the beats and tempo that the musicians lay down for them in the moment.

$5 (FREE for Institution students) • Sep 12, 2015 @10:00pm • The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive Reserve Tickets

SOUTHPAW JONES Does What He Wants!

SOUTHPAW JONES Does What He Wants!

SOUTHPAW JONES Does What He Wants!

You know the guy: on a stool on a stage in a club wearing glasses on the first floor of a mixed-use development where hip is not just a joint. He’s a musician making points, dreaming dreams, hosting pageants, and, most importantly, affecting change, man. Say man, you got any? Change, I mean. I wanna put some of your change in that guy’s tip jar.

Southpaw Jones has been that guy for over a decade now. Telling Austin how it be and how it oughta, ya see? Laying down original tunes, one after the other, sometimes enjoying applause in between. That’s just how it is being a musician in a (snap, clap) music venue.

But the Institution Theater is more than a common music venue; it’s a barrel full of quarter-note riff-dwellers who seek the squeak of a laughed-out cheek. Come one, come all, because Southpaw is consummating his relationship with the Institution Theater on 4 nights across 2 weekends this fall. Southpaw Jones Does What He Wants runs Friday, Sept. 18, Saturday, Sept. 19, Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26. All shows begin at 8 PM.

Don’t miss Southpaw's beet-red keytar, road-weary upside-down acoustic guitar, and chrome collection of glistening mouth harps. Of course, Southpaw doesn’t have to play any said instruments, but he will if he feels like it. Expect lyrics designed to stick to one’s ribs. See special guests like Michael Ferstenfeld, Sarah-Marie Curry, and Mr. Morbid join in for music and games. Witness a simple man live out his dream of complete stage freedom in a venue where playfulness is next to godliness.

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HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

The audience put the writing on the wall...and we will follow every word!

On the empty stage sits a blank whiteboard. It calls to YOU, the AUDIENCE, to fill it with suggestions—words, phrases, doodles—to influence our cast of top notch Highly Suggestible players. Be dazzled as they flip your ideas inside out—exploring the deepest depths of the collective unconscious—spinning them into a whirring hypno-wheel of high-energy comedy. 

Highly collaborative. Highly hilarious. Highly Suggestible.

This month's cast will be Ariel Greenspoon, Erica Lies, Juliet Prather, Marcus Hysmith, Megan Thornton, Megan Venable, Nat Miller, and Wyatt Tall.

Opening for Highly Suggestible this August will be The Knuckleball Now. Made up of some Austin's most veteran improvisors, TKN is insanely fast paced improv with quick edits, strong physicality. strong characters and an unbelievably obvious deep connection between performers. These folks are fun, smart, and ready to go full throttle.

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