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FACT & FICTION

theatre · sixth avenue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
William recollects his year in Brazil as a high school exchange student – the worst exchange student ever. Adam confesses to being stalked by a vengeful film student. Both dudes bring to life hilariously unreliable stories that will, quite truthfully, blow your mind.
William recollects his year in Brazil as a high school exchange student – the worst exchange student ever. Adam confesses to being stalked by a vengeful film student. Both dudes bring to life hilariously unreliable stories that will, quite truthfully, blow your mind.

PULP SHAKESPEARE

theatre · her majesty's secret players · Ages 16+ · United States
Her Majesty's Secret Players presents a play by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, and Brian Watson-Jones. "Pulp Shakespeare" (or "A Slurry Tale") directed by Jordan Monsell.
Her Majesty's Secret Players presents a play by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, and Brian Watson-Jones. "Pulp Shakespeare" (or "A Slurry Tale") directed by Jordan Monsell.

BARKING PIG

theatre · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
The infamous Victor is coming to the Barking Pig tavern to kill one of seven outrageous drunken nincompoops. Who will it be? Pandemonium unfolds in Thearico Orgasmico's THE BARKING PIG, sure to be one of the most bawdy, dastardly, and certifiably hilarious productions at this year's Fringe.
The infamous Victor is coming to the Barking Pig tavern to kill one of seven outrageous drunken nincompoops. Who will it be? Pandemonium unfolds in Thearico Orgasmico's THE BARKING PIG, sure to be one of the most bawdy, dastardly, and certifiably hilarious productions at this year's Fringe.

HOW DID I GET HERE?

comedy · laura levites · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
One woman show by stand up comedian Laura Levites. Laura wants to have a normal relationship, even if it's with her shrink. Laura’s struggle lands her in the most bizarre situations involving emergency rooms, cults, fires and drug deals. She can only ask herself one question, How did I get here?
One woman show by stand up comedian Laura Levites. Laura wants to have a normal relationship, even if it's with her shrink. Laura’s struggle lands her in the most bizarre situations involving emergency rooms, cults, fires and drug deals. She can only ask herself one question, How did I get here?

PASSING PROPER

theatre · j mass entertainment · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Two outlaws stow away in an empty boxcar on a westbound freight train. While planning what to do next, they discuss difficult questions. What do I want? Where do I fit? Will they help each other find a place in our inundated America, or will they smother the very ambition they crave?
Two outlaws stow away in an empty boxcar on a westbound freight train. While planning what to do next, they discuss difficult questions. What do I want? Where do I fit? Will they help each other find a place in our inundated America, or will they smother the very ambition they crave?

RECLAMATION

theatre · walking theatre group · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States
There are stories and poems inside of us--Joys and sorrows, memories and dreams--They contain experience and energy and when reclaimed can be paths to greater aliveness and transformation. The Group performs their highly original "transpersonal" pieces for the Fringe.
There are stories and poems inside of us--Joys and sorrows, memories and dreams--They contain experience and energy and when reclaimed can be paths to greater aliveness and transformation. The Group performs their highly original "transpersonal" pieces for the Fringe.

OF PEOPLE AND NOT THINGS

theatre · distance over time theatre · Ages 13+ · United States
This is the way the world ends: with an intimate apocalypse. Two people struggle to unearth meaning in the events that brought them to this room. Part mystery, part love story, their subjective accounts ask the audience to determine where truth lies. "Beautiful and evocative" - Cincinnati City Beat
This is the way the world ends: with an intimate apocalypse. Two people struggle to unearth meaning in the events that brought them to this room. Part mystery, part love story, their subjective accounts ask the audience to determine where truth lies. "Beautiful and evocative" - Cincinnati City Beat

FEELING FEELING

theatre · butcher shop productions · Ages 2+ · family friendly · Australia
New Australian play set over 4 consecutive Olympic games, follows the games and shames of an increasingly disparate couple. A black comedy with heart posing the question, "What comes after the fairytale ending?" First produced in Sydney to sell-out houses and critical acclaim.
New Australian play set over 4 consecutive Olympic games, follows the games and shames of an increasingly disparate couple. A black comedy with heart posing the question, "What comes after the fairytale ending?" First produced in Sydney to sell-out houses and critical acclaim.

THE CROOKED ROOKS

comedy · axial entertainment · Ages 15+ · United States
The Crooked Rooks brings you "Rock, Paper, Loneliness," a darkly comic revue that features sketches which are intricately crafted and often employ cruel twists of fate.
The Crooked Rooks brings you "Rock, Paper, Loneliness," a darkly comic revue that features sketches which are intricately crafted and often employ cruel twists of fate.

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET

theatre · skinny black girl productions · Ages 17+ · United States
In this insightful and hilarious piece the characters inevitably square off on each other under rather dark circumstances. They unite motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean for the sake of thier dearly beloved, recently deceased Sister Rose... wherever she might be.
In this insightful and hilarious piece the characters inevitably square off on each other under rather dark circumstances. They unite motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean for the sake of thier dearly beloved, recently deceased Sister Rose... wherever she might be.

"THE LAST OF THE KNOTTS"

theatre · spoken word festival · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A carefree hipster unwraps the gift of love and finds a time-bomb of revenge. Tallahassee patriarch Judge Knott wanted his only son, Doug, to give him a grandson. Doug, having taken enough shit from the redneck Judge says, "No way. I am the last of the Knotts." This is Knott a comedy.
A carefree hipster unwraps the gift of love and finds a time-bomb of revenge. Tallahassee patriarch Judge Knott wanted his only son, Doug, to give him a grandson. Doug, having taken enough shit from the redneck Judge says, "No way. I am the last of the Knotts." This is Knott a comedy.

ON & OFF THE WALL

visual art · stacy mckee & joan rater · world premiere · United States
Creepy. Sweet. Happy. Sad...Something for everyone. Paintings by Stacy McKee and a one-woman show by Joan Rater. Artwork "ripped from a children's book with a dark twist." A performance that’s "heartwarming, brutally honest & hilarious." Stacy and Joan are writers on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.
Creepy. Sweet. Happy. Sad...Something for everyone. Paintings by Stacy McKee and a one-woman show by Joan Rater. Artwork "ripped from a children's book with a dark twist." A performance that’s "heartwarming, brutally honest & hilarious." Stacy and Joan are writers on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.

ROCK IN HER POCKET

theatre · not man apart · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States
Miss V invites you to her surreal world of talking printing presses, romantic pet rocks, and ‘accidental’ jaunts into the river. A one woman show splashing through the last days of Virginia Woolf, this dark comedy is quirky, delirious, and unhinged. - Actual tea and cookies will be served.
Miss V invites you to her surreal world of talking printing presses, romantic pet rocks, and ‘accidental’ jaunts into the river. A one woman show splashing through the last days of Virginia Woolf, this dark comedy is quirky, delirious, and unhinged. - Actual tea and cookies will be served.

FIVE UNEASY PIECES

theatre · devoted, inc. · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.

SPRING AWAKENING

theatre · lonesome no more! · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States
This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between supposed to and want to, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.
This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between supposed to and want to, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.