FronteraFest Short Fringe 2005 begins tonight at Hyde Park Theatre.

This week’s Short Fringe lineup includes a haiku death match, two (brief) musicals, and an opening weekend party. What more could you ask from a fringe theater experience?

To find out more about what the Austin American Statesman has called “simply one of the best fringe performance events in the country” — and to get up-to-the-minute schedules for all events — check out:

Next week, find out about the Long Fringe (January 18-30), Bring Your Own Venue, and Mi Casa Es Su Teatro. For now, enjoy the Short Fringe, which starts tonight.

FronteraFest is a production of Hyde Park Theatre and Austin Script Works.