TAGGED WITH DARK COMEDY

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THE NORMAL CHILD

theatre · the open fist · Ages 16+ · United States

Claire, habitually suicidal, has returned to her parent's home in rural Louisiana after an attempt on her life. Her brother Terrance has come to say goodbye, or to try to talk her out of a gift he thinks delusional, but that she considers the only thing that brings her any joy: the gift of flight.
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GLINT, ADAPTED FROM OBLIVION BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

theatre · needtheater · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

Glint is an adaptation of the David Foster Wallace story, "Good Old Neon" in the Oblivion collection. During the play, a man explains to an audience why he committed suicide and what happens after you die. Stark and powerful, the text carries with it the weight of its author's own suicide in 2008.
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ROCK IN HER POCKET

theatre · not man apart · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States

Miss V invites you to her surreal world of talking printing presses, romantic pet rocks, and ‘accidental’ jaunts into the river. A one woman show splashing through the last days of Virginia Woolf, this dark comedy is quirky, delirious, and unhinged. - Actual tea and cookies will be served.
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HOW DID I GET HERE?

comedy · laura levites · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

One woman show by stand up comedian Laura Levites. Laura wants to have a normal relationship, even if it's with her shrink. Laura’s struggle lands her in the most bizarre situations involving emergency rooms, cults, fires and drug deals. She can only ask herself one question, How did I get here?
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PULP SHAKESPEARE

theatre · her majesty's secret players · Ages 16+ · United States

Her Majesty's Secret Players presents a play by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, and Brian Watson-Jones. "Pulp Shakespeare" (or "A Slurry Tale") directed by Jordan Monsell.
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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

comedy · geronimo entertainment · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States

Carl Kozlowski was a fast-rising reporter and comic who suddenly became narcoleptic. "Asleep at the Wheel" is the tale of his decade-long fight against narcolepsy and the array of utterly insane, embarrassing and dangerous experiences he had before he finally managed to stay awake again.
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DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

theatre · pretty in detroit · Ages 18+ · United States

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, John Patrick Shanley's second play, is a fairy tale for the damned set in a Bronx bar with two battered, bruised, and violent, lonely souls yearning for a connection. Written by : John Patrick Shanley Starring: Alison Quinn & Tyler Brooks Directed By: Kevin Quinn
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THE CROOKED ROOKS

comedy · axial entertainment · Ages 15+ · United States

The Crooked Rooks brings you "Rock, Paper, Loneliness," a darkly comic revue that features sketches which are intricately crafted and often employ cruel twists of fate.
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OF PEOPLE AND NOT THINGS

theatre · distance over time theatre · Ages 13+ · United States

This is the way the world ends: with an intimate apocalypse. Two people struggle to unearth meaning in the events that brought them to this room. Part mystery, part love story, their subjective accounts ask the audience to determine where truth lies. "Beautiful and evocative" - Cincinnati City Beat
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OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET

theatre · skinny black girl productions · Ages 17+ · United States

In this insightful and hilarious piece the characters inevitably square off on each other under rather dark circumstances. They unite motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean for the sake of thier dearly beloved, recently deceased Sister Rose... wherever she might be.
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SPRING AWAKENING

theatre · lonesome no more! · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States

This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between supposed to and want to, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.
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BARKING PIG

theatre · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States

The infamous Victor is coming to the Barking Pig tavern to kill one of seven outrageous drunken nincompoops. Who will it be? Pandemonium unfolds in Thearico Orgasmico's THE BARKING PIG, sure to be one of the most bawdy, dastardly, and certifiably hilarious productions at this year's Fringe.
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THE MOST FUN FUNERAL

dance & physical theatre · stories & makebelieve · Ages 21+ · one person show · New Zealand

An interactive solo performance party celebrating grief, joy, ghosts, and zombies.
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ON & OFF THE WALL

visual art · stacy mckee & joan rater · world premiere · United States

Creepy. Sweet. Happy. Sad...Something for everyone. Paintings by Stacy McKee and a one-woman show by Joan Rater. Artwork "ripped from a children's book with a dark twist." A performance that’s "heartwarming, brutally honest & hilarious." Stacy and Joan are writers on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.
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PASSING PROPER

theatre · j mass entertainment · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

Two outlaws stow away in an empty boxcar on a westbound freight train. While planning what to do next, they discuss difficult questions. What do I want? Where do I fit? Will they help each other find a place in our inundated America, or will they smother the very ambition they crave?

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