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BLONDE AND OTHER SLIGHT DISTRACTIONS, THE

ensemble theatre · curious beast theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?

THE MERMAID WARS

comedy · skypilot theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.

THE POE SHOW

the poe show fo sho · United States of America
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!

LA LLORONA

ensemble theatre · ma ma ma my llorona · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!

IN VANITY

comedy · an abigail schwarz production · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.

5 SIRENS: BEWARE OF ROCKS

ensemble theatre · 5 sirens · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It's one show of five 10-minute plays about miscommunication and the longing for connection. Subjects range from sporty nerds, sub-dom relationships and aliens to surrealistic challenges and panic attacks! We're the 5 SIRENS, five female playwrights, and we will captivate you with our songs.
It's one show of five 10-minute plays about miscommunication and the longing for connection. Subjects range from sporty nerds, sub-dom relationships and aliens to surrealistic challenges and panic attacks! We're the 5 SIRENS, five female playwrights, and we will captivate you with our songs.

...OR DARE - WHEREIN LIES THE TRUTH?

ensemble theatre · the foundry theare works · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.

ZIP TIES

entier theatre co. & cyanide theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.

HARD SEXY SERIOUS LOVE CONVERSATIONS

ensemble theatre · ice under pressure productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?

THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE WORLD

comedy · fist the mountain productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.

NO TRAVELER: A COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE

solo performance · penny pollak · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review

DEVON'S DIARY: THE TRUE ACCOUNT OF A FICTIONAL LIFE

solo performance · jennifer howd · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.

SMUDGE

ensemble theatre · simple dog productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · United States of America
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.

THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL BY ANTON CHEKHOV

comedy · theatre factory studio · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States of America
The Marriage Proposal, Anton Chekhov’s one-act comedy, forces us to think about relationships. Its three protagonists desperately hope that a marriage will occur, but can’t stop bickering long enough to bring it off. Is this a forecast of how wedded life will be?
The Marriage Proposal, Anton Chekhov’s one-act comedy, forces us to think about relationships. Its three protagonists desperately hope that a marriage will occur, but can’t stop bickering long enough to bring it off. Is this a forecast of how wedded life will be?

ORSON WELLES & SCATMAN CROTHERS IN 'A HOLLYWOOD ENDING'

ensemble theatre · pachyderm productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.