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The Midnight Menagerie

comedy · the bardic bastards · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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“This man’s name was Tim. Tim crossed me. Now Tim is acrossed your plates.”

Fresh from the success of their farcical dark comedy “The Bakery”, The Bardic Bastards return to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with a midnight tale of murderous malarkey. The Midnight Menagerie, a new one-act by Brandon Nicholas Pfeltz, is a twistedly funny take on the rotten decisions of the deplorable delinquents that haunt the screens of Hollywood.

On the eve of his first film’s release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the band of bastards responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge.

Attendees may leave bloodstained. Parental discretion advised. One free glass of wine will be served upon arrival.

“Hilarious! Props to Brandon Pfeltz for writing and directing. If you were to see one show at Fringe this year, it should be this one!” – Jake Fowler

“It’s a hilarious, dark, and gory romp, with some pretty amazing performances by the cast.” – Ian Price

“Truly amazing performances. This is a laugh riot! Such great directing and wonderfully written.” – Shiela Jordan

“The Midnight Menagerie. Wow. What a show. This dark comedy was absolutely amazing.” – Gary Amorim

“Bardic Bastards show once again why they create some of my favorite stories in the dark comedy genre.” – Martin Rodriguez

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production team

brandon pfeltz *
writer/director
katy wicker *
assistant director/producer
manny rodriguez *
giuseppe bloomingo
kelly washington *
marilyn geller
maiya reaves *
gretchen suthers
doug krantz *
media director

* Fringe Veteran

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