Group: F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save the World!
Show: Thursday, February 23rd, 11pm
“…my face and sides hurt from laughing non-stop for a solid 90 minutes at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save the World. Absolutely f%#&$ BANANAS – hilarious!” – Audience Feedback
What happens when 6 luminaries of the Austin improv and comedy scene get together to do whatever the hell they want? They blow off steam in the most absurd high-brow/low-brow comedy of the year.
In F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World!, the famously dysfunctional literary couple continue their side-career as mercenaries and assassins for hire in the mysterious world of international espionage in the Jazz Age 1920s, where all notable artists and intellectuals are multi-talented friends or foes to the Fitzgeralds, and automatons, time machines, secret amulets, and ancient curses are all in a day’s work. This time, however, our unreliable (and probably drunk) protagonists Zelda (Kaci Beeler) and F. Scott (Curtis Luciani) are in over their heads!
Inspired by the NeoFuturist’s Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, classic spy films, and seizure-inducing anime, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! is part improvised play, part character-driven sketch comedy, with a dash of interactive game show thrown into the mix.
Will a parkour chase determine the world’s fate? Is Ernest Hemingway going to play 7 minutes in Heaven with Joan Crawford? How much k-pop did Kaci force into the show?
These questions and more will be answered.
Produced by and starring Kaci Beeler (Austin Chronicle Best Actor 2012, Parallelogramophonograph, Available Cupholders) and Curtis Luciani (Your Terrific Neighbors, The Hustle Show, Austin Sketch Fest) as their version of the infamous Fitzgeralds, as created in their 2011 FronteraFest Best of Fest show Fitzgeralds for Hire.
“I’ve seen a lot of live comedy and improv shows over the years, but this might take the cake as the most fun show I’ve ever seen. Stomach-hurts-tears-in-your-eyes laughter, awesome characters, outrageous story. Go see it, you’ll have a blast.” –Audience Feedback
They are joined by an all-star ensemble cast featuring Michael Jastroch (ColdTowne founder, The Frank Mills), Jericho Thorp (Midnight Society, Return of the Soul Grudge Showdown), Valerie Ward (PGraph, A Bedtime Gorey), and Courtney Hopkin (Your Terrific Neighbors, Tongue and Groove Theatre). With Chris Albano as technical director.
Warning: This show is NOT suitable for children and may contain harsh language, references to explicit subject matter, pantomimed violence, and awkward sexual situations.