It’s not just that the action is nonstop, with so many troupes from the Hideout and all the other Austin improv venues joining in the madness.It’s that, as everybody else comes and goes throughout the marathon, eight valiant improvisers will be performing in every single show for 47 hours straight.
When traveling with Stephen Pruitt and Rebecca Whitehurst, prepare to cover vast distances. The wastes of West Texas. The edges of our solar system. The light years to Earth's neighboring stars. Based on the trip they take in their new theatrical collaboration, these writers/performers/science buffs like to go big when they go from home.
The first weekend of the West Austin Studio Tour, starting off with a community breakfast at the Dougherty Arts Center that reminded us of the culinary excellence of, among other sponsors, TacoDeli and Thai Fresh … that first weekend was one wet blanket of an event, wasn’t it?
1. Yes, Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn seems to have turned human beings into horses, but rest assured that she hasn’t done so in any literal, genetic-engineering sort of fashion, so, please, put those torches and pitchforks away.