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Christmas at the Cozy Mountain Inn

Christmas at the Cozy Mountain Inn

Christmas at the Cozy Mountain Inn

It’s Christmas at the Cozy Mountain Inn! A looming foreclosure threatens to turn the Cozy crew’s holiday joy into lumps of coal. Can proprietors/sisters Joan and Chrissy Vandergrove, receptionist/handywoman Bernadette “Shooter” Cooter, and housekeeper Connie Flowers find a way to save the Inn before it’s too late?

You are cordially invited to the live auction of the foreclosed upon Cozy Mountain Inn. Watch as town banker Mitt Wentwolf, III attempts to run a respectable, quiet auction of the property and its assets, while Joan and Chrissy do everything they can to thwart his plans. Will Shooter burn the inn down for the insurance money? Will Connie Flowers be able to rid the Cozy of the grime of years of debt and frivolous spending? It’s the time of year for miracles and the Cozy Mountain Inn is holding out for a the greatest one of all!

Story developed and performed by The Snowbelles: Callie Sharon, Kim Stacy, Rebecca Marsh, and Regina Soto. Directed by Will Cleveland. Featuring Amanda Smith, Andrew Johnston, Andrew Maniaci, Brandon Martin, Dave Justus, Janaye Alexander, Jo Chauvin, Kenny Madison, Luke Wallens, Mason Pitluk, Ron Morelli, Wyatt Tall, and Zach Leos. Original music by Craig Koftas.

$10 ($5 for Institution Students) • Dec 20, 2014 @10:00pm • The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive Reserve Tickets

THE RUBBER ROOM

THE RUBBER ROOM

THE RUBBER ROOM

Does getting on stage drive you mad? Is this idea of jumping in front of a crowd of people with no idea what you’ll say an insane idea? Would you find it crazy to join seasoned professionals at creating characters and making up stories on the spot?

Is this the kind of crazy you find irresistible or are you looking for new outlets for the many voices in your head? Then check into The Rubber Room every Sunday at 8 PM at The Institution Theater.

The Rubber Room begins with a no-pressure jam session where anyone can join in the fun and is led by one of The Institution’s own teachers. A simple theme will guide each week’s jam, and the teacher will ensure everyone who wants to will have a time to play in a safe, welcoming environment.

After the jam, stay for a 30-minute show put on by The Faculty, consisting of The Institution’s teachers. The Faculty Show will showcase and highlights the style of improv taught at the theater. Plus, it gives the faculty the opportunity to play together, which they love to do.

Then, stick around for The Institution Lottery, where you and up to three other people can join members of The Institution faculty on stage. The Institution’s is faculty made up of Tom Booker, Asaf Ronen, Sarah Marie Curry, Ted Meredith, Clifton Highfield, and Jo Chauvin (along with weekly guests) a varied group of improvisers that have made their mark around the country (and even the world for a couple of them). They’ll follow the basic tenet of “make the other people look good” if you’re lucky enough to join them on stage.

The Rubber Room, a safe place to bounce around new ideas every Sunday night at 8 PM at The Institution Theater. You’d be crazy to miss this.

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THE INSTITUTION THEATER THIRD ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

THE INSTITUTION THEATER THIRD ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

THE INSTITUTION THEATER THIRD ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

Join us for a special weekend as we celebrate the 3RD ANNIVERSARY of THE INSTITUTION THEATER (Getting Serious about this Shit)! We’re starting off 2015 with a big bang: Three FREE Night of Shows! FREE BEER!! FREE CAKE!! FREE FUN!!!

Friday, January 9th, 8pm - THE FIVE FAMILIES SHOW
The Institution is One of Five Amazing Improv Houses in Austin, and for one night there will be representatives from ColdTowne, The Hideout,
Merlin-Works, The New Movement, and our very own Institution staff each
taking the stage in turn to perform their own improvised morsel for a
five-course extravaganza!

Friday, January 9th, 10pm - ¬ THE FIVE FAMILIES SHOW - PART DEUX: THE JAM
For the first two-thirds of The Five Families Jam we’re just going to play together! Any Improvisor from The Five Families can play in an all-access Improv Jam on The Institution Theater stage! Then a few teachers and staff members from each Improv House will get up and do a Jam set that will awe and inspire!

Saturday, January 10th, 8pm -¬ THE 2015 PREVIEW SHOW
The Institution is very excited about the programming it has lined up for
the coming year, so much so that we’re offering this special evening of
sneak peeks. It’s a plate of amuse-bouches, heavy on the amuse. There will be performances from the LoveFest couple Nugefield, the always delightful musical Improv troupe Girls Girls Girls showcasing their newest personas, Soccer Moms, the cast of Rock N Roll Purgatory presenting a new number from their upcoming scripted musical Crudgeon, a scary horror improv experience by The Source, scenes from the cast of Late Night Time Machine, and much, much more!

Sunday, January 11th, 8pm - THE TIT 3RD ANNIVERSARY RUBBER ROOM BONANZA
As always The Rubber Room begins with a no-pressure jam session in a safe, welcoming environment where anyone can join in the fun led by The Institution’s own teachers. Those same teachers then take the stage, first with three lottery-winning members of the audience and then with special friends of the Institution in a one-of-a-kind improv set.

All of our Anniversary shows are completely FREE! First come, first served! Box Office Opens 30 minutes before show start! If you want to ensure you have a seat, feel free to reserve your spot on The Institution Theater website for only $1.00!

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