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STILL GOT IT

pinraven · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
****WINNER - BEST SOLO SHOW HFF16!**** Some people don't know when to quit. Especially THIS guy.
****WINNER - BEST SOLO SHOW HFF16!**** Some people don't know when to quit. Especially THIS guy.

THE WHEEL OF INVENTION

comedy · awesometech industries · Ages 18+ · United States of America
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!

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.

NEVA

ensemble theatre · shock pulse · Ages 12+ · United States of America
By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thome Directed by Diana Wyenn Starring Anna Safar, Claudia de Vasco & Daniel Jimenez Neva returns to the stage after a critically acclaimed run in 2016. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thome Directed by Diana Wyenn Starring Anna Safar, Claudia de Vasco & Daniel Jimenez Neva returns to the stage after a critically acclaimed run in 2016. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.

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.

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.

SUCKIN INJUN

comedy · n/a · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Two trailer trash vampires. One unexpected visitor. Sh*t's goin down.
Two trailer trash vampires. One unexpected visitor. Sh*t's goin down.

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.

GUILT - AN EVENING OF THERAPY

solo performance · pai · United States of America
Two women. One therapist. Lots of issues.
Two women. One therapist. Lots of issues.

PENISARIA: THE STORY OF JOHN AND LORENA BOBBITT

musicals and operas · drunken owl productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It's a comedic parody opera-type thingy about dismemberment, love and loss.
It's a comedic parody opera-type thingy about dismemberment, love and loss.

AMERICAN MAN DREAM

solo performance · whatthehelldidshesay · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · Mexico
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.

#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.

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!

THEATRE AND CHILL?

comedy · bag o' bones · Ages 16+ · United States of America
A hilarious night of new dark comedy shorts on life, love, hate and human imbecility. Like Netflix and Chill, old school style. With BAG O' BONES Collective Producing, award winning Raegan Payne Writing, and Tinks Lovelace directing, fun is on fleek and for real.
A hilarious night of new dark comedy shorts on life, love, hate and human imbecility. Like Netflix and Chill, old school style. With BAG O' BONES Collective Producing, award winning Raegan Payne Writing, and Tinks Lovelace directing, fun is on fleek and for real.

TILT

ensemble theatre · bam · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
**TOP OF THE FRINGE - NOMINEE** *STAGE RAW TOP TEN* Two strangers’ road trip unravels when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme. A blistering dark comedy starring HFF award-winners Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher.
**TOP OF THE FRINGE - NOMINEE** *STAGE RAW TOP TEN* Two strangers’ road trip unravels when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme. A blistering dark comedy starring HFF award-winners Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher.