Tuesday, August 26th

8:30 PM at The Hideout Theatre - Downstairs

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Alex Ayala, Andreas Fabis, Andy Hush, Ceej Allen, Chelley Pyatt, Clint Harris, Jay Michael, Jen Kaplan, Luis Salinas, Maitland Lederer, Nicole Beckley, Tess Hermes, Ryan Hill

Trust No One

Improv – Austin, TX

Trust No One is an improvised conspiracy thriller, throwing back the veil of secrecy that shrouds our everyday lives. Everything you know is wrong. Those you think are in power are merely pawns, and those you least suspect are calling the shots. Journey with them through the looking glass. Connect the dots. Follow the money. And TRUST NO ONE.

Trust No One was originally a main stage production that ran at the Institution Theater in April and May 2014. Directed by Brad Hawkins, the show features a cast from a variety of improv backgrounds. Using the audience’s suggestion of a sinister conspiracy controlling the world, the show weaves a story of lies, betrayal and oppression to show exactly how the machinery of power keeps turning.

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Shana Merlin, Ammon Taylor, Ted Rutherford, Kevin Miller, Lacy Shawn, Quinn Buckner, Michael Joplin, Michael Ferstenfeld

The Known Wizards

Improv – Austin, TX

The Known Wizards is the all-instructor troupe from the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and features award-winning and internationally touring performers and live musicians. They cast a spell with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input.

The Known Wizards is comprised of founder Shana Merlin, Aden Kirschner, Michael Joplin, Ted Rutherford, Kevin Miller, Lacy Shawn, Quinn Buckner, Michael Ferstenfeld and musical improviser Ammon Taylor. Between them, they have more than 100 years of improv experience in addition to teaching improv at Merlin Works and performing in other troupes as well, including B. Iden Payne Award winners Girls, Girls, Girls and Confidence Men.


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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