TAGGED WITH DARK COMEDY

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ABSOLUTE ZERO (HOW LOVERS AND SAD PEOPLE HOLD UP THE WORLD)

ensemble theatre · n/a · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · 85 mins · United States of America

In an unusually cold summer, 32 year-old Jim has kidnapped 17 year-old Charles, who he has fallen in love with at first sight. Trapped in Jim's basement, Charles is led through an existential journey to discover how it is that Lovers and Sad People always seem to hold up the World.
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#WHALEFAIL

comedy · go go guppie productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

A woman is eaten alive by a killer whale at America's top marine park. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery. #WHALEFAIL: a biting new play by Brett Epstein. Not everything is black & white.
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PENISARIA: THE STORY OF JOHN AND LORENA BOBBITT

musicals and operas · drunken owl productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

It's a comedic parody opera-type thingy about dismemberment, love and loss.
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THE CURE TO MORTALITY

musicals and operas · n/a · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.
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UTERINE AFFAIRS

lady barbe-bleue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 55 mins · France

Nominated for the 2016 FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD and the INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT PROMISE AWARD! From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception!
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CHEMISTRY

comedy · bruewer productions · Ages 17+ · 75 mins · United States of America

Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.
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PUNCH AND JUDY

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · 50 mins to 65 mins · United States of America

**STAGE RAW TOP TEN! A MUST SEE!** Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart in this live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment. Not for kids. 50 Min.
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THANKS A LOT: MY GRATITUSICAL!

comedy · foolsicals · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins to 1hr · United States of America

Miss Beryl Swiver presents: Miss Beryl Swiver in "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!" One Woman's Musical Journey to Herself and Back. Starring Miss Beryl Swiver from her own idea.
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#HAPPYHANGOVER

ensemble theatre · midnight central theatre co. · 1hr · United States of America

a devised exploration of events that may or may not have occurred between 10 pm and 5 am last night ;) Presented by Midnight Central Theatre Co. - a company of friends dedicated to the bold and ridiculous, with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.
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THEATRE AND CHILL?

comedy · bag o' bones · Ages 16+ · 1hr · United States of America

A hilarious night of new dark comedy shorts on life, love, hate and human imbecility. Like Netflix and Chill, old school style. With BAG O' BONES Collective Producing, award winning Raegan Payne Writing, and Tinks Lovelace directing, fun is on fleek and for real.
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SEVEN DECEMBERS

ensemble theatre · nothing important productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America

Seven years ago, Michael Leahy went missing. The only glimmer of hope his family is left with is the mysterious phone calls on his birthday each year. This dark comedy follows his sister, Johnny May, stuck with her estranged and dysfunctional family as they gather once more to wait for Michael.
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NEVA

ensemble theatre · shock pulse · Ages 12+ · 80 mins · United States of America

By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thome Directed by Diana Wyenn Starring Anna Safar, Claudia de Vasco & Daniel Jimenez Neva returns to the stage after a critically acclaimed run in 2016. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
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AMERICAN MAN DREAM

solo performance · whatthehelldidshesay · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins to 1hr · Mexico

Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.
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BLOODY BEAUTIFUL

solo performance · proboscis theatre company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · one person show · 45 mins to 50 mins · United States of America

***Pick of the Fringe*** A one woman show about the most evil Countess in history and how she begins to affect Erica, the actress portraying her. Will the woman who killed 650 virgins to bathe in their blood take control?
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TILT

ensemble theatre · bam · Ages 17+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

**TOP OF THE FRINGE - NOMINEE** *STAGE RAW TOP TEN* Two strangers’ road trip unravels when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme. A blistering dark comedy starring HFF award-winners Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher.

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