One of Austin’s longest-running festivals, a legendary vehicle for theatre artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types
, FronteraFest returns for its 26th year of showcasing some of the wildest – occasionally brilliant, frequently delightful, and almost always original
– entertainment you're likely to see. It's a collaboration between that professional thespian powerhouse called Hyde Park Theatre
and anyone who's got what it takes to put their act on a stage. The Short Fringe
showcases performances of 25 minutes or less, and runs the entirety of the festival. Here's the main thing to know about the Short Fringe, in case you're not familiar with the whole FronteraFest deal
, yo: The weeknight shows
are a mixed bag but usually crowded with folks there to see friends do their stuff onstage; each Saturday "Best-of-the-Week
" show is sure to be worth your time, but it sells out fast, so plan accordingly; the final week, the "Best-of-the-Fest
" week, which is always the
primo live-performance shit in town and is already completely sold out – we warned you about this, like, weeks ago, right?
– except for the wild-card Staff Picks night on Thu., Feb. 14, 8pm, which has a few tickets still available
Through Feb 16. Tue.-Sat., 8pm.