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CHEMISTRY

comedy · bruewer productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.

MY ALAMO WAR

solo performance · lean dog mean dog productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
FRINGERS "Pwyc” TICKETS FOR EVERY SHOW. CONTACT ERNEST KEARNEY “My Alamo War”, writer Ernest Kearney’s war against a nationally televised ministry that ruined lives, abused children and sold designer jackets to L.A.’s elite. A narrative on the nature of warfare and faith
FRINGERS "Pwyc” TICKETS FOR EVERY SHOW. CONTACT ERNEST KEARNEY “My Alamo War”, writer Ernest Kearney’s war against a nationally televised ministry that ruined lives, abused children and sold designer jackets to L.A.’s elite. A narrative on the nature of warfare and faith

#HAPPYHANGOVER

ensemble theatre · midnight central theatre co. · United States of America
a devised exploration of events that may or may not have occurred between 10 pm and 5 am last night ;) Presented by Midnight Central Theatre Co. - a company of friends dedicated to the bold and ridiculous, with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.
a devised exploration of events that may or may not have occurred between 10 pm and 5 am last night ;) Presented by Midnight Central Theatre Co. - a company of friends dedicated to the bold and ridiculous, with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.

I AM VERTICAL

solo performance · michaela myers · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.

SHITTY AWFUL EVERYTHING

comedy · delusions of grandeur · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
When a total schmuck finds himself diagnosed with cancer, things only go from bad to worse in this brand new dark comedy from some dudes you never heard of. It's surreal! It's absurd! It's low budget! It's the fringiest Fringe show that's ever fringed! WARNING: You may get bloody!
When a total schmuck finds himself diagnosed with cancer, things only go from bad to worse in this brand new dark comedy from some dudes you never heard of. It's surreal! It's absurd! It's low budget! It's the fringiest Fringe show that's ever fringed! WARNING: You may get bloody!

SUICIDE LIVE

comedy · rick and pat creese · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Winner--Encore! Producers' Award Performance Added-Saturday July 16, 5 pm A dark comedy about an estranged father and son relationship that finds the fun in dysfunctional and the upside of suicide when they make their unreal lives into a reality show.
Winner--Encore! Producers' Award Performance Added-Saturday July 16, 5 pm A dark comedy about an estranged father and son relationship that finds the fun in dysfunctional and the upside of suicide when they make their unreal lives into a reality show.

SEVEN DECEMBERS

ensemble theatre · nothing important productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Seven years ago, Michael Leahy went missing. The only glimmer of hope his family is left with is the mysterious phone calls on his birthday each year. This dark comedy follows his sister, Johnny May, stuck with her estranged and dysfunctional family as they gather once more to wait for Michael.
Seven years ago, Michael Leahy went missing. The only glimmer of hope his family is left with is the mysterious phone calls on his birthday each year. This dark comedy follows his sister, Johnny May, stuck with her estranged and dysfunctional family as they gather once more to wait for Michael.

UTERINE AFFAIRS

lady barbe-bleue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · France
Nominated for the 2016 FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD and the INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT PROMISE AWARD! From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception!
Nominated for the 2016 FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD and the INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT PROMISE AWARD! From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception!

PUNCH AND JUDY

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America
**STAGE RAW TOP TEN! A MUST SEE!** Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart in this live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment. Not for kids. 50 Min.
**STAGE RAW TOP TEN! A MUST SEE!** Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart in this live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment. Not for kids. 50 Min.

THE CURE TO MORTALITY

musicals and operas · n/a · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.
An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.

COCKROACH DIALOGUES

comedy · second skin theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!

MY DEAD MOM'S FUNERAL

solo performance · beever dam · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!

ABSOLUTE ZERO (HOW LOVERS AND SAD PEOPLE HOLD UP THE WORLD)

ensemble theatre · n/a · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
In an unusually cold summer, 32 year-old Jim has kidnapped 17 year-old Charles, who he has fallen in love with at first sight. Trapped in Jim's basement, Charles is led through an existential journey to discover how it is that Lovers and Sad People always seem to hold up the World.
In an unusually cold summer, 32 year-old Jim has kidnapped 17 year-old Charles, who he has fallen in love with at first sight. Trapped in Jim's basement, Charles is led through an existential journey to discover how it is that Lovers and Sad People always seem to hold up the World.

#WHALEFAIL

comedy · go go guppie productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A woman is eaten alive by a killer whale at America's top marine park. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery. #WHALEFAIL: a biting new play by Brett Epstein. Not everything is black & white.
A woman is eaten alive by a killer whale at America's top marine park. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery. #WHALEFAIL: a biting new play by Brett Epstein. Not everything is black & white.

THANKS A LOT: MY GRATITUSICAL!

comedy · foolsicals · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Miss Beryl Swiver presents: Miss Beryl Swiver in "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!" One Woman's Musical Journey to Herself and Back. Starring Miss Beryl Swiver from her own idea.
Miss Beryl Swiver presents: Miss Beryl Swiver in "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!" One Woman's Musical Journey to Herself and Back. Starring Miss Beryl Swiver from her own idea.