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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?
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TODDLER BANGS AMERICA

comedy · the ed goodmans · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

If the multi-national corporation were a real person, what would they be like? Toddler Bangs.
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'DENTITY CRISIS

comedy · alexa-sascha lewin and selah victor · Ages 17+ · United States

Christopher Durang’s absurd comedy challenges our perceptions of sanity, sexuality and gender. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her energetic and overwhelming mother, Edith Fromage, who claims to have invented cheese. I dentity, you dentity, he she or it dentities.
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DEATH BY POWERPOINT

comedy · zappictures · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States

LA WEEKLY: "RECOMMENDED-1 OF TOP 7 SHOWS at the Hollywood Fringe!" TED Talks-style "Influencers" will attempt to destroy your precious Cherished Beliefs by making life-changing presentations as they compete for Money, Glory & PowerPoint immortality. Fun times! (Dark Comedy, 55 min)
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SCOOTER THOMAS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD

ensemble theatre · kevin a shipp · United States

Dennis receives a call from his mother telling him that his best friend from boyhood, Scooter Thomas, has died. Dennis relives his memories with Scooter and explores the changes we never expect when we become adults.
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THE NAVIGATOR

ensemble theatre · burning clown productions · United States

West coast premiere of the DRAMA DESK NOMINATED hit play! Dave’s out of work, drowning in debt, & his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly, his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers... to everything. NY Times Critic's Pick!
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POOFY DU VEY IN "BURDEN OF POOF"

comedy · courtney cunningham · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States

"Burden of Poof" is an award-winning solo, adult clown show starring Poofy du Vey: a bundle of nerves with big dreams and even BIGGER fears. Poofy's got a lot to say, if she could only remember what that was. WINNER: BEST SHOW London Fringe! FIVE STARS London Free Press! JUDGES CHOICE Ottawa Fringe!
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YOSHIBA

ensemble theatre · the ceiling people · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

YOSHIBA is based on real events… or rather it’s based on real customer complaints written to computer companies based on allegedly real events. This play cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.
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SURVIVOR'S GUILT

comedy · gi gaga · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States

Franklin is a struggling young writer who can't seem to get his novel published - so he tries submitting it as a memoir instead. When the head of a major publishing company wants to meet the author, Franklin’s forced to hire an actor to play his alter ego… an 89-year-old survivor of The Holocaust.
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THE WAKE

solo performance · bam · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury. From the creator of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe solo hit “This Vicious Minute.”
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MEET & GREET

comedy · combined artform · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

4 actresses (of a certain age) are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. At the network casting office, old rivalries come to the surface, egos clash, and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.
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POLY BUNKER SINGS

comedy · sly fortress productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

Three short plays in which Poly Bunker never sings. Through different types of relationships, across multiple genres, we explore love, lust, and obtuse obsession... and then bask in their related repercussions. This is gonna be some smart, funny shit... so get your tickets today!
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ANIMAL STORIES

ensemble theatre · brand new theatre · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States

In an inpatient stay at a mental institution, Carla Waters undergoes therapy for a recent loss. Carla struggles to understand herself and others, and discern what’s real or not. A presentation of USC’s premier student group, Brand New Theatre, this is an experimental play by Molly Sharpe.
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FAT PIG

ensemble theatre · anglertheatre · Ages 14+ · United States

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before defending the woman you love? Tom faces that question when he falls for Helen- a funny, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. Forced to dissect his views on beauty & value, Tom has to decide what dictates who he loves.. society or his heart?
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TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA

comedy · portable currency · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

Will Pancho make it to the Casa Mayor in time to surprise the niños on Christmas? Pay a holiday visit to the home of the Mexican Revolution’s biggest star, Pancho Villa, and his many wives and children. Pancho is a distant papi, Doña Luz is his forever first wife and María serves all.

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