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THE CAVE: A FOLK OPERA

musicals and operas · daughters of elysium · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
An original story inspired by classic fairy tales and Greek mythology told entirely through folk music. Set in an opium den at the turn of the 20th century, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father's debt and goes to work and live in a dark, underground world called The Cave.
An original story inspired by classic fairy tales and Greek mythology told entirely through folk music. Set in an opium den at the turn of the 20th century, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father's debt and goes to work and live in a dark, underground world called The Cave.

THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD: A DAMNABLE ROCK MUSICAL

musicals and operas · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Two-time Fringe Best Musical Winner, the Orgasmico Theatre Company, premieres their biting new rock musical about the Hollywood underworld, the 2008 economic crisis and the real-life werewolves of history.
Two-time Fringe Best Musical Winner, the Orgasmico Theatre Company, premieres their biting new rock musical about the Hollywood underworld, the 2008 economic crisis and the real-life werewolves of history.

LINDEN ARDEN STOLE THE HIGHLIGHTS

solo performance · alliance of los angeles playwrights/interarts inc. · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States
Inspired by the Van Morrison song of the same name, writer/performer Colin Mitchell revives his critically-acclaimed, award-winning, one-man play "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights" for a limited engagement at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Don't miss it.
Inspired by the Van Morrison song of the same name, writer/performer Colin Mitchell revives his critically-acclaimed, award-winning, one-man play "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights" for a limited engagement at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Don't miss it.

CHICKEN IN A BOX

ensemble theatre · nobones productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Owen has barricaded himself in his Chicago apartment. No one comes in. He never goes out. When Toby, his boisterous new neighbor, moves in across the hall, his routine is harshly disrupted. But what happens when all the walls come down and the real truth comes out? Who will end up saving who?
Owen has barricaded himself in his Chicago apartment. No one comes in. He never goes out. When Toby, his boisterous new neighbor, moves in across the hall, his routine is harshly disrupted. But what happens when all the walls come down and the real truth comes out? Who will end up saving who?

EDDIE

ensemble theatre · dmr productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
A full length dramatic comedy centered around Eddie and his relationship with three women.
A full length dramatic comedy centered around Eddie and his relationship with three women.

DISASSEMBLY

comedy · theatre of note · Ages 16+ · United States
A dark and violently funny comedy about extreme commitment and severe codependence. "Everyone lies, and you better get used to it!" “The Bottom Line: rare sight of a contemporary farce that actually takes flight.” - Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter
A dark and violently funny comedy about extreme commitment and severe codependence. "Everyone lies, and you better get used to it!" “The Bottom Line: rare sight of a contemporary farce that actually takes flight.” - Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter

TWO FICTIONS

ensemble theatre · the fun lab · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
The Fun Lab Presents..."Two Fictions", a bare bones, fast paced pairing of one-act plays.
The Fun Lab Presents..."Two Fictions", a bare bones, fast paced pairing of one-act plays.

CONSIDER THE NIGHT

ensemble theatre · the others · world premiere · United States
Who do we become in darkness, unobserved? Inspired by texts from the Harlem Renaissance, the Left Bank, and the Mexican Revolution, this dark comedy follows groups of outsiders as they betray each other, make out, strip, kill, and discover just how badly they're capable of behaving.
Who do we become in darkness, unobserved? Inspired by texts from the Harlem Renaissance, the Left Bank, and the Mexican Revolution, this dark comedy follows groups of outsiders as they betray each other, make out, strip, kill, and discover just how badly they're capable of behaving.

THE LAST TRAIN (LE DERNIER TRAIN)

ensemble theatre · international media access, inc. · Ages 18+ · world premiere · Switzerland
"The Last Train" (Le Dernier Train) is about confinement in the emotional sense, not the literal one. It is a thriller with a style borrowed from cinema, offering a new vantage point to witness a psychopath in action. They are often handsome, pleasant, and clever. This is where danger lies.
"The Last Train" (Le Dernier Train) is about confinement in the emotional sense, not the literal one. It is a thriller with a style borrowed from cinema, offering a new vantage point to witness a psychopath in action. They are often handsome, pleasant, and clever. This is where danger lies.

THE CITY LIGHTS

ensemble theatre · bgba media group · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
Four women find themselves intertwined in the everyday monatany of city life when very drastically things change for them all. An absurdist style performance that leaves the audience guessing exactly how these women will continue living in the city lights.
Four women find themselves intertwined in the everyday monatany of city life when very drastically things change for them all. An absurdist style performance that leaves the audience guessing exactly how these women will continue living in the city lights.

THE BEST OF 25 PLAYS PER HOUR

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America
2013 Freak Award Nominee: Best Ensemble T.U. has assembled 25 of their best super-short plays into one incredible hour of lightning-quick entertainment. 25PPH fuses comedy, drama and everything in between, taking you on a unique and wild theatrical roller-coaster. So sit down, strap in and hold on!
2013 Freak Award Nominee: Best Ensemble T.U. has assembled 25 of their best super-short plays into one incredible hour of lightning-quick entertainment. 25PPH fuses comedy, drama and everything in between, taking you on a unique and wild theatrical roller-coaster. So sit down, strap in and hold on!

RIOT GRRRL SAVES THE WORLD

ensemble theatre · will play for food theatre group · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
When a Jehovah’s Witness stumbles into a Riot Grrrl meeting, beliefs are challenged on all sides. But with the Apocalypse just around the corner, these teen punk prophets must band together to save the world by making zines, rocking out and navigating the beginning of love at the End of Days.
When a Jehovah’s Witness stumbles into a Riot Grrrl meeting, beliefs are challenged on all sides. But with the Apocalypse just around the corner, these teen punk prophets must band together to save the world by making zines, rocking out and navigating the beginning of love at the End of Days.

DOLORES

ensemble theatre · dolores and co · Ages 18+ · United States
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.

NO HOMO

ensemble theatre · be flat productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
A new play about the delicate balance between friendship, love, intimacy, sexuality, identity, and bromance.
A new play about the delicate balance between friendship, love, intimacy, sexuality, identity, and bromance.

RAPTURE

musicals and operas · the diviners · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
A new musical comedy about a junior pastor who defies his mentor and hijacks Sunday service to expose the secrets of his church.
A new musical comedy about a junior pastor who defies his mentor and hijacks Sunday service to expose the secrets of his church.