The Overtime Theater Presents:

The Overtime Theater is proud to announce our New 2011 Season!

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A New Serial Space Comedy at the Overtime Theater

Captain Cortez

In The Adventures of Captain Cortez and the Tri-Lambda Brigade, sci-fi and comedy collide at the Overtime in a zany stage sitcom written by Scott McDowell. Far in the future, mankind has made its way to the stars.  The race is on for an ancient alien artifact, and everyone wants it.  Captain Cortez and his daring space marines are hired to keep it out of the wrong hands.

This new, serialized space comedy will have six episodes, with a new one produced on the last weekend of each month from January to June 2011. The first episode in January sold out both of its showings, so make sure to get to the theater early for the third episode, which will "air" at 10:30 pm, March 25 and 26, 2011.

The cast includes: 

Captain Cortez - Cary Farrow IV
Sgt. Darling - Alexander Berkowitz
Sgt. Thorndyke - Morgan Scharff
Corporal Tunic – Joshua Thomas
The Lightning Baron - Michael Burger
Mr. Adigate - Chuck Wigginton
Stiebing - Ben Scharff
Ensemble - Carl Adair, Dru Barcus, and Ramona Villarreal.

To get a taste of what's in store, click here to see the opening credits of "Cpt. Cortez!"
Location:  The Overtime Theater, in the Blue Star Complex, 1414 S. Alamo, #103, San Antonio, TX  78210.
Show Dates and Times:  February 25 and 26, 2011 @ 10:30 pm.
Ticket Prices: $5 general admission for the live show.  The Overtime box office opens 45 minutes before showtime.
Information:, (210) 557-7562.


A Prime Time Sketch Comedy Show Starring The Denials!

Comedy Hour
In February-March 2011, the Overtime Theater will stage its first, full-fledged sketch comedy show: The Overtime Comedy Hour, written and performed by The Denials improv comedy troupe. The Overtime Comedy Hour will showcase The Denials’ twisted brand of improv comedy, but in scripted form.  The mainstage show will be structured like TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” with every week featuring a different show with new sketches and music.  That’s five new shows over five consecutive weekends!

In the words of Denials member Rob Barron:                      
The Denials - San Antonio's number 3 comedy troupe for 1 year running! - are moving up to the primetime slot at the Overtime Theater!  For a short five week run, the Overtime allows the Denials a slightly longer leash as they bring their brand of irreverence to sketch comedy!  How could this possibly go wrong? The show involves new material every weekend as well as the Denials’ own style of improv comedy thrown into the mix!  When the Denials get ahold of sketch comedy, sketch comedy doesn't stand a chance!

Writers for The Overtime Comedy Hour:
Rob Barron
Michael Burger
Rebecca Coffey
Morgan Scharff
Joshua Thomas
James Venhaus

Performers for The Overtime Comedy Hour:
Carl Adair
Dru Barcus
Rob Barron
Lilly Canaria
Cary Farrow
E. J. Fischer
Rigel Nunez
Morgan Scharff
Josh Thomas

Scott McDowell will direct the show.

As an improv troupe, the Denials have been in existence for two years now and have steadily built a local following.  Every Saturday at 10 pm, the players take the stage and entertain with improv comedy games and sometimes longer improv forms that take on classic movies, books, TV shows, and other pop culture.  The troupe has grown in the past year, adding new members such as Joshua Thomas, Morgan Scharff, and E. J. Fischer.  They attended the free improv workshops that are held by the Denials every week, and soon “graduated” to onstage performances.  The Overtime Comedy Hour is the troupe’s first attempt to create a scripted variety show, with some improv mixed in. 
Location:  The Overtime Theater, in the Blue Star Complex, 1414 S. Alamo, #103, San Antonio, TX  78210.
Show Dates and Times:  February 25 – March 26, 2011.  8 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  One 3 pm matinee on Sunday, March 13.  No show on Friday, March 4 (First Friday).
Ticket Prices: $12 general admission, and $9 for teachers, students, seniors 65+, active military, and SATCO members.  Tickets can be purchased online.

The Adventures of "Captain Cortez and the Tri-Lambda Brigade"

The last weekend of each month from January to June 2011 at 10:30pm

Only $5 at the door! Cortez Cast




"The Overtime Comedy Hour"

A new comedy/variety show, with new material and sketches every weekend!

Feb. 25 - March 26, 8 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $12 / $9.

Comedy Hour Poster

Ongoing Events

7-10 pm - FIRST FRIDAYS at the Overtime!

Every month, for the First Friday Art Walk at the Blue Star Art Complex, The Overtime Theater opens our doors and offers the public a unique blend of music, art, and good times! Come check out the great music and take a look at the art, or just sit down and enjoy a break!

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Every Saturday @ 10 pm Improv Comedy with THE DENIALS

The reformed (but not rehabilitated) Denials commit more long-form Improv.

The Denials, as captured in the March 2010 issue of San Antonio Magazine:

"Yearning for some laid-back late-night laughter? Settle into the Denials' cozy seats, theater chair cushions thoughtfully provided. Each Saturday, the raucous welcoming cast rips through a list of several improv games with help from an eager audience."

Ticket price is $5 general admission.

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