Sun 9pm, Stateside

Sunday, September 1st

9:00 pm at Stateside at the Paramount

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Cast:Matt Jones, Dave Hill

Hill Jones - 1663

Los Angeles, CA

Hill Jones brings high energy and unique characters to each incredible world they create. It's a fast paced, high wire act that's never the same twice!

Dave Hill is an actor/improviser/writer living in Los Angeles. On screen credits include "Reno 911" and the upcoming Hulu series "Quickdraw". He wears tuxedos in commercials a lot. A lot, guys.

Matt Jones started performing improv and sketch comedy all over Los Angeles at age 17. On screen credits include a recurring role as 'Badger' in AMC's BREAKING BAD. Jones has recurring roles on THE OFFICE, NCIS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, and COMMUNITY and can be seen in the films RED STATE and HIGH ROAD.

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Cast:Curtis Luciani, Eric Heiberg

Waiting for Batman - 1625

Minneapolis, MN and Austin,TX

It's 1963. Commissioner Gordon and his chief of police, Clancy O'Hara have just phoned Batman to, once again, solve a (seemingly) unsolvable crime by one of Gotham's most daring and egregious super-villains. The Caped Crusader leaps into action, per usual, and speeds toward City Hall in the Batmobile.
But what happens in those anxious 22 minutes? Who are these two men, who so cavalierly doff their responsibilities and bestow such easy trust to a masked man in tights? What gambit have they casually embarked on that stains their very souls with the resignation that they have no worth in the world other than to call someone else to handle their problems? It is here that we find that the real story was never with Batman, but with the incidental underlings known as Chief O'Hara and The Commissioner!

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Cast:Todd Stashwick, Ezra Weisz, Sabrina Hill, Jason Ades

The Doubtful Guests - 1853


"In 1888 old London town. Ms. Vesta's Brothel did burn down. This doubtful fire claimed we guests. This empty stage our souls unrest. Eternally damned to entertain. To your delight and our disdain. Unwritten, unscripted except this verse. Spontaneous diversion is our curse. Vesta, Vascillus, Riffus and Bawk will spin and spit and slither and squawk. And if we shadows do offend...

Live with it."

The Doubtful Guests is an improvised macabre cabaret that is based in Los angeles, California. It was created by Jason Ades, Sabrina Hill, Todd Stashwick and Ezra Weisz. This foursome wanted to take improvised theatre into a more stylized, highly theatrical form. The show is a kaleidoscopic improvised play... spinning scenes, songs and madness into an unforgettable night of improvised mayhem.

The backstory: four decrepit bufoons, living in the underbelly of Jack the Ripper's London, are killed in a brothel fire in 1888. Their damnation is to perform this improvised cabaret. Always aware that what they are doing is a performance, it becomes a show within a show as the players, begrudgingly, take on the roles of that evening's tale of woe. Dark morality plays emerge as tales of comeuppance and revenge are exacted on the stage. All of this delicious darkness is scored by The Penny Dreadful. Accordion, Mandolin, Banjo-Uke, Stand up Bass and a drum-kit expertly plunk out the twisted little ditties discovered along the way.

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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.