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THE LOAD-IN

comedy · mahoobla productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America
A band loads their equipment into a venue before the audience is let in. What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot, actually. Grab a drink from the bar and find out what these people's fucking deal is. Written and directed by David Svengalis
A band loads their equipment into a venue before the audience is let in. What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot, actually. Grab a drink from the bar and find out what these people's fucking deal is. Written and directed by David Svengalis

FISH OUT OF WHISKEY:A LAWYER WHO JUST WANTS YOU OFF HIS CASE

solo performance · speciality grain productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
How does a boy survive in a Midwestern farm culture ruled by guns and football when chess is his favorite sport? A humorous look at a childhood philosophy carried into a legal career and the consequences of that to one's love life, livelihood, and liver.
How does a boy survive in a Midwestern farm culture ruled by guns and football when chess is his favorite sport? A humorous look at a childhood philosophy carried into a legal career and the consequences of that to one's love life, livelihood, and liver.

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!

DATING: ADULTS EMBRACING FAILURE

comedy · broken heart productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States of America
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE

ensemble theatre · turquoise heart productions · Ages 13+ · family friendly · United States of America
A blind young man moves out on his own for the first time against his protective Iranian-American mother's judgment. When she barges in unannounced- before their agreed 2 month separation period- and finds his new love interest, a kooky, sexy, somewhat flaky young actress, maternal mayhem follows.
A blind young man moves out on his own for the first time against his protective Iranian-American mother's judgment. When she barges in unannounced- before their agreed 2 month separation period- and finds his new love interest, a kooky, sexy, somewhat flaky young actress, maternal mayhem follows.

HELMET HEART

comedy · urban bird productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
What is love? Do we have soulmates? Is a woman more likely to be killed in a terrorist attack than marry after 40?! Why is Cupid such an asshole? Award-winning writer Kathy Fischer explores love from all angles in this hilarious multimedia comedy that will change the way you think about love.
What is love? Do we have soulmates? Is a woman more likely to be killed in a terrorist attack than marry after 40?! Why is Cupid such an asshole? Award-winning writer Kathy Fischer explores love from all angles in this hilarious multimedia comedy that will change the way you think about love.

NERD ANARCHY

musicals and operas · path productions · Ages 21+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
A Fantastical New Musical IMAGINE: four friends playing a D&D type game. WHEN SUDDENLY: a magical portal sucks them into Faerie Land for real! MEANWHILE: evil Sorcerer Ralph plans to turn humans into action figures! Can nerds save the world? There’s singing, cosplay, epic geekery and unicorn sex!
A Fantastical New Musical IMAGINE: four friends playing a D&D type game. WHEN SUDDENLY: a magical portal sucks them into Faerie Land for real! MEANWHILE: evil Sorcerer Ralph plans to turn humans into action figures! Can nerds save the world? There’s singing, cosplay, epic geekery and unicorn sex!

AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION - TAMING OF THE SHREW

queer classics · world premiere · United States of America
In modern times, Queer Classics' Kate and Petruchio might identify as trans, but the 1950's are a completely different world. In this new and sexy take on Shakespeare's classic comedy, QC explores the characters' expression of gender in a time before there were labels to define it.
In modern times, Queer Classics' Kate and Petruchio might identify as trans, but the 1950's are a completely different world. In this new and sexy take on Shakespeare's classic comedy, QC explores the characters' expression of gender in a time before there were labels to define it.

SPIDERPOCALYPSE! A LOW-BUDGET HORROR FILM FOR THE STAGE

ensemble theatre · eight legged productions · world premiere · United States of America
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS! Spiderpocalypse: A Low-Budget Horror Film for the Stage tells what happens when spiders grow tired of being squashed by humans! Can humanity survive the arachnid insanity? Get ready to scream…with laughter! Spiderpocalypse. Get caught in its web!
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS! Spiderpocalypse: A Low-Budget Horror Film for the Stage tells what happens when spiders grow tired of being squashed by humans! Can humanity survive the arachnid insanity? Get ready to scream…with laughter! Spiderpocalypse. Get caught in its web!

STUPID SONGS!!

comedy · stupid songs · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · United States of America
If you HATE musical theatre, if you LOVE musical theatre, this is the show for you. A night of original funny songs & parodies that will make you forget we're all going to die. For a bit.
If you HATE musical theatre, if you LOVE musical theatre, this is the show for you. A night of original funny songs & parodies that will make you forget we're all going to die. For a bit.

KING OF KONG: A MUSICAL PARODY

notaweeb · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A two-person, unauthorized, award-winning musical parody of the hit documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”, following two men on their combative quest to hold the high score in the classic video game Donkey Kong.
A two-person, unauthorized, award-winning musical parody of the hit documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”, following two men on their combative quest to hold the high score in the classic video game Donkey Kong.

WOMBAT MAN: THE CEREAL MURDERS

comedy · big pink dolphin productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
A comedy tribute to the Adam West Batman TV series (and all Batmans everywhere) Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders follows the fur-coated cape crusader as he fights to protect Slothum City from the evil villain, Trix the Rabbit, who will stop at nothing to get his fruity tasting Trix cereal.
A comedy tribute to the Adam West Batman TV series (and all Batmans everywhere) Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders follows the fur-coated cape crusader as he fights to protect Slothum City from the evil villain, Trix the Rabbit, who will stop at nothing to get his fruity tasting Trix cereal.

ASSISTANTS

strong coffee productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.

A VERY MODERN MARRIAGE

comedy · will play for food theatre group · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Sparks fly - in more ways than one - when a gay man moves in with a straight couple to try and save their failing marriage.
Sparks fly - in more ways than one - when a gay man moves in with a straight couple to try and save their failing marriage.

THE COWBOY SOUL CONTEST REHEARSAL

comedy · play in the box · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
An open-mike competition of personal storytelling pits contestants against each other for the chance to win Cowboy Soul of the Month.  This comic and musical romp marvels at the earthy gentility, the ‘cowboy soul’ that can still be found in our current age of irony and reality television. 
An open-mike competition of personal storytelling pits contestants against each other for the chance to win Cowboy Soul of the Month.  This comic and musical romp marvels at the earthy gentility, the ‘cowboy soul’ that can still be found in our current age of irony and reality television. 

"Birthday" by Michael David Ker

A comedy about one man losing it all in a year - his parents and home - and finding his way to rise from the ashes in an attempt to celebrate life.

HOLLYWOODN'T

A musical memoir by Lisa Verlo directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson. "Connecting to the audience on an almost cellular level… Lisa is fierce, brave, wise and absolutely hilarious…Bravo!" Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros NoHo Arts District

Life Plan

Life Plan is immersive satirical sci-fi — you’re live at a timeshare sales pitch from our dystopian future. Your Dream Life™ is the offer. Fulfillment is the opportunity. Will you buy in?

PRETTY, WITTY NELL

by HOLLYWOOD FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER 2015 & 2016 / COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2016