Fri, 10pm – Institution

Friday, August 30th

10:00 pm at The Institution Theater

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Cast:Drew Coolidge, Luis Cortes

Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger - 1523

Los Angeles, CA

Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger is a two-man group made up of real life best friends, Drew Coolidge and Luis Cortes. Their own "conversational" style (patent pending) sets the stage for show with a cast of thousands (eh, probably more like tens). These veteran improvisers and best friends seem to share one comedic mind as they explore a multitude of ideas, locations and characters completely based off of one suggestion from the audience.

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iZARZAMORA! - 1624


iZARZAMORA! is a psuedo-cerebral improv comedy troupe in Austin, Texas who purport to know and to be able to perform the ancient origins of everything. We may not be very intelligent, but we fake it well.

Born late in 2010 over at least 11 imperial pints of beer at the Dog & Duck; iZARZAMORA! is composed of David Lampe and Chuy Zarate with Brad Hawkins, Topping Haggerty, and Kevin Miller. "iZARZAMORA! showcases the best use of a liberal arts degree ever!" -Amy Martin -

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Cast:Dan Linden, Joe Halvarson, Meghan Wolff, Sarah Brown

Mount Rushmore - 1826

Minneapolis, MN

Mount Rushmore proudly presents four of America's most iconic presidents as never seen before - doing improv comedy. Joe, Meghan, Sarah, and Dan don their best wigs, mustaches, and top hats to become George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe and bring you rousing, astonishingly accurate, improvised historical debate. Mount Rushmore will give you a glimpse into the most important and secretive matters of state, like the kind of fan fiction Teddy would write or all of the inventions that Thomas thought of first, and then try to bring these ideas to life onstage.

Joe, Sarah, Meghan, and Dan are all performers at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. Together they have enough combined improv experience to be old enough to vote. Mount Rushmore was Joe's bizarre brainchild, and after months of discussion, it first came to life in the fall of 2012 and premiered in November 2012 at HUGE's Sunday showcase, Improv-a-Go-Go, where it had a run of three shows. In March 2013 they started a two-month run performing at HUGE Wednesdays, and in June 2013 they had the honor of being part of the 2013 Twin Cities Improv Festival.

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

So if you want to be sure to see a show you may be well advised to show up a couple shows before the one you really want to see.

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