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MAGNUM OPUS THEATRE PRESENTS

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!

MEET & GREET

comedy · combined artform · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
4 actresses (of a certain age) are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. At the network casting office, old rivalries come to the surface, egos clash, and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.
4 actresses (of a certain age) are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. At the network casting office, old rivalries come to the surface, egos clash, and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.

DO NOT DISTURB

ensemble theatre · theatre of note · Ages 14+ · United States
Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove.
Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove.

WHEN I WAS SACRED

ensemble theatre · spinster daisy productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
There's a sinister cafe deep in the Hades of Northeast LA, where blood is for coffee and revenge served iced.
There's a sinister cafe deep in the Hades of Northeast LA, where blood is for coffee and revenge served iced.

THE WAKE

solo performance · bam · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury. From the creator of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe solo hit “This Vicious Minute.”
Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury. From the creator of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe solo hit “This Vicious Minute.”

LIGATURE MARKS

comedy · gideon productions · Ages 15+ · United States
Jill can't live without Terry. So it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. LIGATURE MARKS charts a twisted romance between two of life's losers as they take one last shot to be something other than who they are. Noir/Comedy.
Jill can't live without Terry. So it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. LIGATURE MARKS charts a twisted romance between two of life's losers as they take one last shot to be something other than who they are. Noir/Comedy.

DEATH AND TOM

ensemble theatre · moorpark college · Ages 15+ · United States
Thomas wakes on an empty shore. He meets death, and they play cards on a boat.
Thomas wakes on an empty shore. He meets death, and they play cards on a boat.

THE CREEPS

solo performance · schapf · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · New Zealand
The Creeps is a devised Solo work. The audience enters a dark and mysterious world where 4 characters, all extremely different in their physical traits, exist. The audience will not be a passive one, as these characters are Bouffon's, and they love to talk.
The Creeps is a devised Solo work. The audience enters a dark and mysterious world where 4 characters, all extremely different in their physical traits, exist. The audience will not be a passive one, as these characters are Bouffon's, and they love to talk.

THE NAVIGATOR

ensemble theatre · burning clown productions · United States
West coast premiere of the DRAMA DESK NOMINATED hit play! Dave’s out of work, drowning in debt, & his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly, his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers... to everything. NY Times Critic's Pick!
West coast premiere of the DRAMA DESK NOMINATED hit play! Dave’s out of work, drowning in debt, & his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly, his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers... to everything. NY Times Critic's Pick!

TOTAL NOVICE

solo performance · jadelake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle

ANIMAL STORIES

ensemble theatre · brand new theatre · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
In an inpatient stay at a mental institution, Carla Waters undergoes therapy for a recent loss. Carla struggles to understand herself and others, and discern what’s real or not. A presentation of USC’s premier student group, Brand New Theatre, this is an experimental play by Molly Sharpe.
In an inpatient stay at a mental institution, Carla Waters undergoes therapy for a recent loss. Carla struggles to understand herself and others, and discern what’s real or not. A presentation of USC’s premier student group, Brand New Theatre, this is an experimental play by Molly Sharpe.

POOFY DU VEY IN "BURDEN OF POOF"

comedy · courtney cunningham · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States
"Burden of Poof" is an award-winning solo, adult clown show starring Poofy du Vey: a bundle of nerves with big dreams and even BIGGER fears. Poofy's got a lot to say, if she could only remember what that was. WINNER: BEST SHOW London Fringe! FIVE STARS London Free Press! JUDGES CHOICE Ottawa Fringe!
"Burden of Poof" is an award-winning solo, adult clown show starring Poofy du Vey: a bundle of nerves with big dreams and even BIGGER fears. Poofy's got a lot to say, if she could only remember what that was. WINNER: BEST SHOW London Fringe! FIVE STARS London Free Press! JUDGES CHOICE Ottawa Fringe!

TODDLER BANGS AMERICA

comedy · the ed goodmans · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
If the multi-national corporation were a real person, what would they be like? Toddler Bangs.
If the multi-national corporation were a real person, what would they be like? Toddler Bangs.

KHARMFUL CHARMS OF DANIIL KHARMS

cabaret & variety · artel · Ages 16+ · United States
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.

FEAST

comedy · tba · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
The world premiere event of 2014 from Dylan-Mark Wallace. A new horror-comedy about respecting your elders, fatherly duties, motherly love, food and family.
The world premiere event of 2014 from Dylan-Mark Wallace. A new horror-comedy about respecting your elders, fatherly duties, motherly love, food and family.