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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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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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FACT & FICTION

theatre · sixth avenue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

William recollects his year in Brazil as a high school exchange student – the worst exchange student ever. Adam confesses to being stalked by a vengeful film student. Both dudes bring to life hilariously unreliable stories that will, quite truthfully, blow your mind.
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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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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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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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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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RECLAMATION

theatre · walking theatre group · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States

There are stories and poems inside of us--Joys and sorrows, memories and dreams--They contain experience and energy and when reclaimed can be paths to greater aliveness and transformation. The Group performs their highly original "transpersonal" pieces for the Fringe.
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FEELING FEELING

theatre · butcher shop productions · Ages 2+ · family friendly · Australia

New Australian play set over 4 consecutive Olympic games, follows the games and shames of an increasingly disparate couple. A black comedy with heart posing the question, "What comes after the fairytale ending?" First produced in Sydney to sell-out houses and critical acclaim.
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FIVE UNEASY PIECES

theatre · devoted, inc. · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States

FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.
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SALES ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

theatre · cosmic kat productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

Sales on Hollywood Blvd. Written by Kathryn Fielding explores the eye opening experience of a young woman, arriving in Los Angeles and entering the office temporary workforce for the first time with all it's comedic complexity, to come up against the office diva affectionately known as Saleszilla.
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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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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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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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"THE LAST OF THE KNOTTS"

theatre · spoken word festival · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

A carefree hipster unwraps the gift of love and finds a time-bomb of revenge. Tallahassee patriarch Judge Knott wanted his only son, Doug, to give him a grandson. Doug, having taken enough shit from the redneck Judge says, "No way. I am the last of the Knotts." This is Knott a comedy.

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