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Cochise Poster.jpg

Theater The Hideout Theatre
Directed by
Assistant Director(s) Paul Normandin (student mainstage run)
Initial Run Nov/Dec 2008
Subsequent Run(s)
  • Jan 2009
  • Jun/Jul 2014

Cochise was a mainstage show at The Hideout Theatre based on late-70s cop shows. It was originally produced and performed by Improv for Evil.


In each episode, two characters were pre-determined: "Cochise", a renegade cop, and his beleaguered police sergeant. Everyone else played whatever characters were needed on the day. Each performance introduced a villain committing some sort of crime, and showed Cochise gradually closing in on and defeating the villain.

The show included over-the-top 70s costumes and many fake moustaches.


The name "Cochise" is a reference to a character in the Beastie Boys video "Sabotage", which traffics in the same genre as the improv show.

The show premiered at The 2008 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and then ran as The Hideout Theatre's mainstage show from 11/29/08 to 12/20/08. After that, it played at the Long Fringe of Frontera Fest from 1/21/09 to 1/31/09, the first improv show to play the festival. Since then, it has played a smattering of other dates, including an appearance at The 40-Hour Improv Marathon.

It returned in 2014 for a June/July run as one of the first Hideout Student Mainstage shows.


Improv for Evil Runs

Student Mainstage Run

Poster for the student-mainstage run of _Cochise_.
Poster for the student-mainstage run of Cochise.

Frontera Fest Show Dates

  • January 21st, 2009 at 7:30pm
  • January 24th, 2009 at 2:15pm
  • January 25th, 2009 at 8:00pm
  • January 31st, 2009 at 10:15pm


A performance of _Cochise_.
A performance of Cochise.




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