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THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.

LUNA NOCTILUCA

ensemble theatre · concupiscence productions · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
This ain't yo' momma's Salome! Ancient characters collide with an inner-city strip club to shatter your notions of civilization. "This is where we live: in the lush, disorderly fullness of the flesh."
This ain't yo' momma's Salome! Ancient characters collide with an inner-city strip club to shatter your notions of civilization. "This is where we live: in the lush, disorderly fullness of the flesh."

FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS ME RICH YOU LEARN

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
3-time Hollywood Fringe Physical Theatre Award winners, Four Clowns is back with a wild two-man show. Former millionaire & convicted tax evader TR Hamer has his world re-collapse as he sad-eats a pile of marshmallows, crawls into a bag, and falls in love many times while doing an IRS-mandated show.
3-time Hollywood Fringe Physical Theatre Award winners, Four Clowns is back with a wild two-man show. Former millionaire & convicted tax evader TR Hamer has his world re-collapse as he sad-eats a pile of marshmallows, crawls into a bag, and falls in love many times while doing an IRS-mandated show.

THE FEVER BY WALLACE SHAWN (UPDATED VERSION)

solo performance · lighthouse productions · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States
When a well-to-do cosmopolitan is exposed to the turmoil and violence of a revolutionary country, a fever ensues. In this new version, updated by Wallace Shawn in 2012, take a striking look at how someone from the 1% views the world, and what happens when he confronts the morality of his position.
When a well-to-do cosmopolitan is exposed to the turmoil and violence of a revolutionary country, a fever ensues. In this new version, updated by Wallace Shawn in 2012, take a striking look at how someone from the 1% views the world, and what happens when he confronts the morality of his position.

THE PURPOSE OF THEATER CRITICISM IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY

events & workshops · bitter lemons · Ages 16+ · family friendly · United States
The Purpose of Theater Criticism in the Twenty First Century will be an irreverent yet substantive discussion, tapping the best minds in LA Theater. It will be entertaining, lively and enlightening with audience Q&A to follow.
The Purpose of Theater Criticism in the Twenty First Century will be an irreverent yet substantive discussion, tapping the best minds in LA Theater. It will be entertaining, lively and enlightening with audience Q&A to follow.

WHITE HOT

ensemble theatre · the vagrancy · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States
"WHITE HOT is...a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love."-New York Theatre Review. The Vagrancy presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Tommy Smith’s WHITE HOT. This dark, psychological thriller explores sexual deviance and hope.
"WHITE HOT is...a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love."-New York Theatre Review. The Vagrancy presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Tommy Smith’s WHITE HOT. This dark, psychological thriller explores sexual deviance and hope.

THE BOOBY PRIZE

solo performance · rant l.a. · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States
In THE BOOBY PRIZE, writer/performer Lizzie Czerner grows tired of playing second banana to her two melons and goes on a quest for love…but she discovers that her “girls” just wanna have fun! Audiences are raving that THE BOOBY PRIZE is “funny, smart, poignant, fearless, and sexy.”
In THE BOOBY PRIZE, writer/performer Lizzie Czerner grows tired of playing second banana to her two melons and goes on a quest for love…but she discovers that her “girls” just wanna have fun! Audiences are raving that THE BOOBY PRIZE is “funny, smart, poignant, fearless, and sexy.”

YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

comedy · mixtape theatre · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.

MID LIFE GANGSTER-REDEMPTION SONG

solo performance · street chameleon productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
In this one-man show Evan "Bullet" James shares his arduous journey from dying a cocaine death in a gas station bathroom to redemption with a purpose - "No matter how far down the scale in life I have gone...I now see how those experiences may benefit others".
In this one-man show Evan "Bullet" James shares his arduous journey from dying a cocaine death in a gas station bathroom to redemption with a purpose - "No matter how far down the scale in life I have gone...I now see how those experiences may benefit others".

PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOUDOIR

ensemble theatre · os satyros combined artform · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · Brazil
Set in a bedroom,two libertines, host a young virgin girl. DISCLAIMER: This show contains frontal nudity,sex,scatology and blasphemy.Sade's text is not palatable.Not recommended for hypersensitive individuals. L.A. Weekly says GO!
Set in a bedroom,two libertines, host a young virgin girl. DISCLAIMER: This show contains frontal nudity,sex,scatology and blasphemy.Sade's text is not palatable.Not recommended for hypersensitive individuals. L.A. Weekly says GO!

LIMOUSINE, MIDNIGHT BLUE

solo performance · the porters of hellsgate theatre co. · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States
Limousine, Midnight Blue is a sequence of 36 poems of 14 lines each. It uses the famous and appalling “Zapruder Film” of JFK’s death as a prism through which to view America and the world.
Limousine, Midnight Blue is a sequence of 36 poems of 14 lines each. It uses the famous and appalling “Zapruder Film” of JFK’s death as a prism through which to view America and the world.

THE UME GROUP'S "FACET"

dance & physical theatre · the ume group · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
The Ume Group, hailed by New York critics for its “commanding, physically impressive performances” (The Village Voice) makes its West Coast debut. Using Japanese butoh, yoga, & gymnastics, two dancers present a raw and profound view of what it means to be “fallen” “risen” and “one” with everything.
The Ume Group, hailed by New York critics for its “commanding, physically impressive performances” (The Village Voice) makes its West Coast debut. Using Japanese butoh, yoga, & gymnastics, two dancers present a raw and profound view of what it means to be “fallen” “risen” and “one” with everything.

THE SHOW

comedy · wild thing radio theatre · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States
“The Show” Written and Directed by: Max Oken Is a new radio theatre comedy focused around the absurdity of social media in everyday life. This "Goon Show" stylized play uses stream of consciousness and satire to explore what it means to be an American in the form of a 40's radio mystery.
“The Show” Written and Directed by: Max Oken Is a new radio theatre comedy focused around the absurdity of social media in everyday life. This "Goon Show" stylized play uses stream of consciousness and satire to explore what it means to be an American in the form of a 40's radio mystery.

ORWELLIAN: STARRING LARRY CEDAR

solo performance · the porters of hellsgate theatre co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Larry Cedar is your guide to the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour adaptation. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984.
Larry Cedar is your guide to the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour adaptation. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984.

APERTURE

ensemble theatre · dog park theater co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)

Earth & Fire Walking

Love. Passion. TANGO. Experience international tango stars Tomas and Gimena weaving a love story and spiritual journey told entirely in dance.

Dear Mom, Sorry For Being a B!tch

Check out the reviews for Dear Mom! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll cry with laughter!

Batter Up!

PICK OF THE FRINGE! "Batter Up" is for anyone who's ever been addicted to a hobby; in Brett's case, baseball. Come share in his obsession and watch him perform feats of memory that'll shock and delight. Catch him before he's going, going, gone!