Fri, 830pm – State

Friday, August 30th

8:30 pm at Stateside at the Paramount

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Cast:Roy Danger, Valerie Ward, Kaci Danger, Kareem Badr

Parallelogramophonograph - 1851


Parallelogramophonograph Presents: Improvised French Farce.
French Farce is an exploration of the latent comedy in social status. Infidelity, insecurity, and insatiable appetites for wealth and power collide with riveting consequences. No topic is taboo; No neurosis too absurd.
Rich in physical humor and word play, French Farce is a delight to watch. We turn a blank stage into a French salon, a blank script into sharp social commentary, and "improv comedy"into "théâtre improvisé".

Parallelogramophonograph has been performing together over 7 years and almost 500 shows (this will be PGraph's 497th performance).

Based out of beautiful Austin, TX, they specialize in improvising full-length plays and have toured nationally and internationally with their original formats with notable appearances in London, Edinburgh, New York, LA, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Orlando, Providence, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Renowned for their theatricality, playfulness, and hive-mind like ensemble, their goal with every show is to push both themselves and the art of improvisation to new and dizzying heights while taking the audience along for a joyous ride. The members of PGraph regularly teach and direct shows at The Hideout Theatre in Austin. Check out for more information.

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Cast:Jill Bernard

Drum Machine - 1852


Drum Machine is Jill Bernard's one-person unscripted musical featuring multiple characters in scenes, monologues and songs accompanied by the mad beats of the Zoom-Rhythmtrak 123 which Bernard calls, "Nature's finest drum machine." Typically the show opens by interviewing a member of the audience, and weaving details of their life into a historical period suggested by the audience.

Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is also a founding member of HUGE Theater. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured at the Chicago Improv Festival, the Toronto Improv Jamboree, the Miami Improv Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, and the ComedySportz National Tournament, among others. She has taught and performed improv in Norway, Canada, and over thirty of these United States, in cities that include Juneau, AK; Spokane and Seattle, WA; Washington DC; Bowling Green, KY; Phoenix, AZ; and also on an episode of MTV "Made."

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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.

The Stateside at The Paramount handles all of their own ticketing online. Only the first 75 pass holders can reserve a spot online. After that, pass holders must visit box office.

Non-Pass Holders

Please purchase a ticket at the physical venue or online, Starting August 2nd at The Stateside at Paramount Website.

Interested in a Festival Pass? To purchase a full festival pass, go here.

Note: To use your festival pass to reserve a ticket, select 1 from the Number of Tickets drop down and hit the I Have A Festival Pass button. You will need to show your Festival Pass at the box office to pick up your ticket.

Online sales close at 5pm on the day of the event. Ticket are still available at the box office.