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MUTATIONS

comedy · true western productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.

FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.

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!

...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.

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!

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.

KINKY NEON ROCKER

ensemble theatre · the alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...

THIS IS WE

comedy · fighting against time productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.

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.

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 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?

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ensemble theatre · mohawk street · Ages 17+ · includes nudity · United States of America
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.

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

The Story of an Unlikely Showgirl

Pamela was destined to be a licensed registered nurse. But fate led her in to the exciting world of entertainment as a dancer. Join Pamela, as she takes you through her journey of transformation despite the comical limitations she was born in to.

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