MUGGSY

ensemble theatre · actors studio · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Muggsy is a macaw and a reincarnation of - well, never mind. You'll spend an hour laughing and maybe thinking - wait a minute - why am I laughing?
Muggsy is a macaw and a reincarnation of - well, never mind. You'll spend an hour laughing and maybe thinking - wait a minute - why am I laughing?

THE BABY

ensemble theatre · the visceral company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
Part bizarre love story, part twisted fairy tale, part mystery thriller and all outrageous and offensive, the 70s cult film comes to the stage with a story of an eccentric family and their adult “Baby” that is so strange and shocking, you won’t believe it’s happening right in front of you. 18+ only.
Part bizarre love story, part twisted fairy tale, part mystery thriller and all outrageous and offensive, the 70s cult film comes to the stage with a story of an eccentric family and their adult “Baby” that is so strange and shocking, you won’t believe it’s happening right in front of you. 18+ only.

THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST

ensemble theatre · bayou playhouse & flambeaux productions · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.

MARSHALL'S LAW

ensemble theatre · midnight drive productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
MARSHALL'S LAW explores the explosive confrontation that happens after Abby’s son locks her in the basement with Zach, her ex-best friend. They are forced to deal with each other for the first time since Zach began a relationship with Abby’s ex-husband who was recently killed in a car accident.
MARSHALL'S LAW explores the explosive confrontation that happens after Abby’s son locks her in the basement with Zach, her ex-best friend. They are forced to deal with each other for the first time since Zach began a relationship with Abby’s ex-husband who was recently killed in a car accident.

FRANK AND AVA

ensemble theatre · mahoobla productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
Ava Gardner was a sex symbol who dazzled all other sex symbols. Frank Sinatra was a singer who became one of the most successful performers of his time. The torrid relationship between these two icons is brought to life in a new play by Willard Manus. Presented by Mahoobla Productions.
Ava Gardner was a sex symbol who dazzled all other sex symbols. Frank Sinatra was a singer who became one of the most successful performers of his time. The torrid relationship between these two icons is brought to life in a new play by Willard Manus. Presented by Mahoobla Productions.

LOVE ACTUALLY ISN'T

ensemble theatre · dan johnson · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Love Actually Isn't is a collection of four one-act plays about love, doubt, closure and compromise. These plays are a funny, sad, and clear-eyed exploration of love that fell apart, love that never happened, and love that's just around every corner.
Love Actually Isn't is a collection of four one-act plays about love, doubt, closure and compromise. These plays are a funny, sad, and clear-eyed exploration of love that fell apart, love that never happened, and love that's just around every corner.

UNMODERATED: READINGS FROM THE THEEASTSIDERLA.COM COMMENTS

ensemble theatre · the eastsider · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.

#HASHTAG

ensemble theatre · the mechanical heart · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
"What’s next?” Where do you go when you don’t know what you want from your career? From your relationships? From life? The new comedy, #Hashtag explores the other kind of LA gridlock: the daily struggle to remain engaged in the present moment in a culture built on social media and status anxiety.
"What’s next?” Where do you go when you don’t know what you want from your career? From your relationships? From life? The new comedy, #Hashtag explores the other kind of LA gridlock: the daily struggle to remain engaged in the present moment in a culture built on social media and status anxiety.

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

ensemble theatre · csula goes to fringe & recession theatre collective · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
Who deserves the spot on the springboard to salvation? Through their I-was-here-first argument, a man and a woman are forced to re-live moments of their past, and the traumatizing events that led them both to a bridge in an attempt to end their lives.
Who deserves the spot on the springboard to salvation? Through their I-was-here-first argument, a man and a woman are forced to re-live moments of their past, and the traumatizing events that led them both to a bridge in an attempt to end their lives.

O, FALLEN ONE

ensemble theatre · curlicue & co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Slowly losing control of her own life, Ophelia is left to find her own escape from a world of restraint, deceit, and loss. Through movement, sound, and poetry, O Fallen One explores what Shakespeare’s famed damsel would dream, imagine, and recall as she descends to her death.
Slowly losing control of her own life, Ophelia is left to find her own escape from a world of restraint, deceit, and loss. Through movement, sound, and poetry, O Fallen One explores what Shakespeare’s famed damsel would dream, imagine, and recall as she descends to her death.

THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.

DADDY

ensemble theatre · too dark for la · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
All families have secrets, but some secrets suck more than other. When Julia gets call that her father's liver has exploded, she must travel back to her family home in Tennessee where an especially bad secret is lurking. Warning: This dark comedy may include sex, drugs, and bad country music.
All families have secrets, but some secrets suck more than other. When Julia gets call that her father's liver has exploded, she must travel back to her family home in Tennessee where an especially bad secret is lurking. Warning: This dark comedy may include sex, drugs, and bad country music.

DOUBLE BIND

ensemble theatre · right mistake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
WORLD PREMIER. Sam (Clark Freeman), an intellectual and a poet, has settled down with the beautiful and serious-minded Laura (Ceri Bethan) and a real job. But their life is upended by Frank (Blake Shields), a charismatic but damaged street-singer and hustler, who misses the only friend he ever had.
WORLD PREMIER. Sam (Clark Freeman), an intellectual and a poet, has settled down with the beautiful and serious-minded Laura (Ceri Bethan) and a real job. But their life is upended by Frank (Blake Shields), a charismatic but damaged street-singer and hustler, who misses the only friend he ever had.

DARK MONDAYS

ensemble theatre · cre8tive differences · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States
"2 actors walk into a theatre..." So begins Dark Mondays, an original comedy by AJ Ruiz and Dave Wright. Join them (and their alter egos) on this rollicking romp through the pitfalls of performing live theatre - when all they planned to do was clear out their dressing room.
"2 actors walk into a theatre..." So begins Dark Mondays, an original comedy by AJ Ruiz and Dave Wright. Join them (and their alter egos) on this rollicking romp through the pitfalls of performing live theatre - when all they planned to do was clear out their dressing room.

MUD BY MARIA IRENE FORNES

ensemble theatre · 1140 productions · Ages 14+ · United States
Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes, is a visual play depicting life's natural relationships in surreal situations. Mae, a woman striving for education, is trapped by her ex-lover’s and current lover’s desperate pleas for attention. Mud is a beautiful, tragic story of the misunderstandings of life and death.
Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes, is a visual play depicting life's natural relationships in surreal situations. Mae, a woman striving for education, is trapped by her ex-lover’s and current lover’s desperate pleas for attention. Mud is a beautiful, tragic story of the misunderstandings of life and death.