Saturday, September 3rd

10:00pm @ The State Theater


Cast:Chris Allen, Michael Ferstenfeld, Troy A. Miller, Jeff Britt, Tom Booker, Asaf Ronen

Confidence Men: Improvised David Mamet

Austin, Texas

You know what it takes to improvise a David Mamet play?
Balls. Brass Balls. It takes brass balls to improvise a David Mamet play. Listen friend, the six intrepid members of Confidence Men have brass balls in spades and they are not afraid to use them to unfold the seedy underbelly of whatever the audience suggests on the spot. Every show, a new play will be improvised in the style of such great works as 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'Speed-the-Plow' and 'House of Games,' with all the rat-a-tat and grift of its actual predecessors. Featuring a 45-second live musical intermission.

Confidence Men features six Austin, Texas-based improvisers who have come together full of love for noted playwright David Mamet. Taking an audience suggestion for where that night's particular story will take place, Confidence Men is then off and running to create a 2-act improvised play infused with the verbal style and story sensibility of Mamet himself: rapid-fire elliptical speech, liberal and creative use of profanity, desperate men trying to fight for one-upmanship in a dog-eat-dog junkyard of a world.

Cast:Joe Galan, Brian Gillespie, Matt Accardo, Tommy Galan, Jon Crane, Ian Lassiter, Jeff Glaser, Kate Swan, Graham Skipper, Sarah Bell, Janio Marrero


(Sketch) New York

Gonzo Sketch Warriors, FUCT challenges audiences by approaching dangerous subjects with a sense of humor. With their twisted minds, FUCT is a circus of comedy, suffering and Bacchanalian insanity. Simpler explanation? They're FUCT!

The award winning FUCT has toured the country daring audiences to laugh at the silly, obscene and offensive parts of our daily lives. No subject is off limits as this fearless troupe attempts to redefine comedy. Originally from NYC, FUCT has performed in Chicago, LA, Austin, Charleston, Montreal and Toronto, always holding true to their mantra, do what makes you laugh.