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NIGHT OF THE ROOTBEER

comedy · zero effort productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America
What is rootbeer? What does it mean? Is rootbeer a mere product for consumption or is it something more? When 20 best friends meet up at a pizza parlor some serious drama unfolds...or doesn't..? WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE THIS SHOW??
What is rootbeer? What does it mean? Is rootbeer a mere product for consumption or is it something more? When 20 best friends meet up at a pizza parlor some serious drama unfolds...or doesn't..? WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE THIS SHOW??

SHILO KLOKO

dance & physical theatre · shilo kloko · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Combining butoh with experimental animation and puppetry, Shilo Kloko uses stark, striking visuals to portray a fluid relationship between puppet and puppeteer, reflecting our unstable, fluctuating social and emotional status as humans. Created by Nao Kobayashi. 2018 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship
Combining butoh with experimental animation and puppetry, Shilo Kloko uses stark, striking visuals to portray a fluid relationship between puppet and puppeteer, reflecting our unstable, fluctuating social and emotional status as humans. Created by Nao Kobayashi. 2018 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship

NICKEL DICKERS: A HOLLYWOOD ORIGINS STORY

comedy · dennerino productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
Flint Springs & Dick Metro are Two Old Hollywood Era producers making a killing in b pictures, but it takes more than just a pretty face and snappy dialogue to get a picture made. Watch as these two affable assholes navigate stars’ egos, temperamental directors, their own shortcomings, & monkeys.
Flint Springs & Dick Metro are Two Old Hollywood Era producers making a killing in b pictures, but it takes more than just a pretty face and snappy dialogue to get a picture made. Watch as these two affable assholes navigate stars’ egos, temperamental directors, their own shortcomings, & monkeys.

PHRACK

solo performance · podunk productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A cyberpunk Southern gothic from Podunk Productions. Phrack is written and directed by Bigfoot, and stars Podunk as Ray, the reclusive outlaw hacker. Podunk Productions is based out of Lamont, Oklahoma, and specializes in punk-redneck theatre. Tickets are $10 online or $12 at door.
A cyberpunk Southern gothic from Podunk Productions. Phrack is written and directed by Bigfoot, and stars Podunk as Ray, the reclusive outlaw hacker. Podunk Productions is based out of Lamont, Oklahoma, and specializes in punk-redneck theatre. Tickets are $10 online or $12 at door.

MOVIN' ON UP

comedy · self · Ages 18+ · United States of America
It’s funny-or-die-in-the-graveyard time when Jeremy Kehoe’s absurdist, existential comedy, “Movin’ On Up”, makes its West Coast premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival at The Complex Hollywood (Ruby Theater, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd.) June 1 - 21.
It’s funny-or-die-in-the-graveyard time when Jeremy Kehoe’s absurdist, existential comedy, “Movin’ On Up”, makes its West Coast premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival at The Complex Hollywood (Ruby Theater, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd.) June 1 - 21.

THE LAST ONE-MAN SHOW (LITERALLY)

solo performance · ape x · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
From the writer of award-winning "Letterz 2 2pac" and "Too Many Hitlers", "The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)" is the story of an underground comedian (LITERALLY), the lone survivor of WWIII. He still has his dreams, but when you’re the last one left, killing is only suicide. Hilarious!
From the writer of award-winning "Letterz 2 2pac" and "Too Many Hitlers", "The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)" is the story of an underground comedian (LITERALLY), the lone survivor of WWIII. He still has his dreams, but when you’re the last one left, killing is only suicide. Hilarious!

THE HIGH CAPTAIN

self-produced · Ages 14+ · United States of America
If you had to spend eternity getting high with them on a desert island, who would you vote for? THE HIGH CAPTAIN: An intoxicating new play about the habit of Democracy.
If you had to spend eternity getting high with them on a desert island, who would you vote for? THE HIGH CAPTAIN: An intoxicating new play about the habit of Democracy.

MACKERS!

comedy · mark marcus mark productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Macbeth but funny!
Macbeth but funny!

MY MOM DIED WHEN I WAS 14 (A COMEDY)

goodnight orchard films · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
An one man show from Matthew Gudernatch, who touches on what it was like to lose his mother at a tender age. There are stories, songs, jokes, and other attempts to turn all of the unending pain he's endured into a fun performance with maybe just a pinch of male nudity. (It's a comedy)
An one man show from Matthew Gudernatch, who touches on what it was like to lose his mother at a tender age. There are stories, songs, jokes, and other attempts to turn all of the unending pain he's endured into a fun performance with maybe just a pinch of male nudity. (It's a comedy)

SEÑORITA MONTHLY JUICE

comedy · las callejeras · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
Senorita Monthly Juice is an absurd comedy that follows plant worker, Adelina, as she negotiates between her roles as a faithful “blood-worker” at a beauty startup and a mother concerned with the convoluted messages her very own company is televising out into the world.
Senorita Monthly Juice is an absurd comedy that follows plant worker, Adelina, as she negotiates between her roles as a faithful “blood-worker” at a beauty startup and a mother concerned with the convoluted messages her very own company is televising out into the world.

MUTANT OLIVE

solo performance · theatre planners tours · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
Called "CRACKED" & "FEARLESS" by LA TIMES! In the course of an audition for a new play, Mutant Olive surveys the panoramic sweep of one actor's colorful past..Soul-sucking childhood, substance abuse, rampant sex, car crashes, an out-of-body experience, and the timeless functionality of a black cape.
Called "CRACKED" & "FEARLESS" by LA TIMES! In the course of an audition for a new play, Mutant Olive surveys the panoramic sweep of one actor's colorful past..Soul-sucking childhood, substance abuse, rampant sex, car crashes, an out-of-body experience, and the timeless functionality of a black cape.

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS AT THE COMPLEX!

events & workshops · mutant collective · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States of America
Join us on Saturday mornings of Fringe for cartoons, cereal, donuts, and other treats from a simpler time. All PWYC! Send cartoon suggestions/requests via Twitter to @MutantOnes and then come and go as you please!
Join us on Saturday mornings of Fringe for cartoons, cereal, donuts, and other treats from a simpler time. All PWYC! Send cartoon suggestions/requests via Twitter to @MutantOnes and then come and go as you please!

ANDY: THE RED-NOSED WARHOLA

immersive theatre · ezra buzzington · Ages 19+ · United States of America
SORRY, Andy fans. Due to severe cast conflicts, Andy can't appear at this year's feat. Maybe next year again!
SORRY, Andy fans. Due to severe cast conflicts, Andy can't appear at this year's feat. Maybe next year again!

A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS

comedy · theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · United States of America
High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired...and he doesn't like Christmas. Yippee Ki-Yay.
High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired...and he doesn't like Christmas. Yippee Ki-Yay.

HOW TO BE LAZY AND NOT FEEL GUILTY

comedy · leaky faucet & sons · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
A hilarious social satire about a woman who overworks herself until she goes mad! ...yay? Follow Jenine and a psychotic ensemble of characters - including her boss, family, Sponsors(tm), Satan and coworkers - as they collectively run her into the ground!
A hilarious social satire about a woman who overworks herself until she goes mad! ...yay? Follow Jenine and a psychotic ensemble of characters - including her boss, family, Sponsors(tm), Satan and coworkers - as they collectively run her into the ground!

Discount Code "Sins19" for $10 Tickets!

"A show with a unique twist that makes it a great example of how to have fun within a Fringe show..."-EB ..."Like a wiggly submissive...it just can't be tied down" -HH... #WhatsYourSin?

Dads Get In Free - Sunday May 16 5:30 pm

Use code DAD to get a free ticket for your dad on Father’s Day. “Lisa Pedace is a one woman force in the hilarious Neighborhood Watch.”— Edge Media Network “A laugh-a-minute comedy,” — The San Diego Union-Tribune

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NO JOKE - Fringe MUST SEE!

NO JOKE explores the immigration crisis in the US through the eyes of social media and an Instagram Influencer. Come ready to insta!