TAGGED WITH DARK COMEDY

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THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
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YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

comedy · mixtape theatre · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.
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WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

ensemble theatre · csula goes to fringe & recession theatre collective · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States

Who deserves the spot on the springboard to salvation? Through their I-was-here-first argument, a man and a woman are forced to re-live moments of their past, and the traumatizing events that led them both to a bridge in an attempt to end their lives.
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DADDY DIDN'T DIE, DID HE?

comedy · will matthews & casey christensen · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

Thanks to his oddball mourners, Daddy's funeral is running way behind schedule and it's up to one overwhelmed undertaker to get it back on track in this farcical one-act written and performed by Will Matthews (Punk'd) & Casey Christensen (Chelsea Lately). Directed by Jeffrey Addiss (The Majestic).
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NEKO

ensemble theatre · csula goes to the fringe & cta · Ages 10+ · United States

"Sometimes life's little demons have nine lives." Written by Barbara Ishida & Directed by Aurora Lizardi Run Time: 1hr, a dark comedy about cats, healing, and family.
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VIVALDI'S WINTER

ensemble theatre · the smiley face and the frown entertainment group · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States

A woman sacrificing her happiness to marry the love of her life who is fighting against his sexuality to be one with God and be normal in the eyes of society. Lovers torn apart in a battle for survival where only one will win. 1 project, 2 actors, 3 stories, and 4 characters.
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APERTURE

ensemble theatre · dog park theater co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)
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ABSOLUTELY FILTHY (AN UNAUTHORIZED PEANUTS PARODY)

comedy · a sacred fools production · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · United States

An unauthorized parody of Peanuts, a critically acclaimed dark comedy for mature audiences only and a night after which you will never look at a hula-hoop the same way again.
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THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST

ensemble theatre · bayou playhouse & flambeaux productions · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States

The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.
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FINDING ELIZABETH TAYLOR

solo performance · leo rising, inc. · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States

From writer/performer Elizabeth Claire Taylor comes a powerful one-woman show about life in the shadow of a legend. Yes, it's been a lot to live up to - the eyes, the men, the diets, the diamonds, the booze. But oh, how she's tried. Outstanding Solo Show winner 2011 Planet Connections Festival NYC.
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STRANDED

ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States

Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.
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THE BABY

ensemble theatre · the visceral company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States

Part bizarre love story, part twisted fairy tale, part mystery thriller and all outrageous and offensive, the 70s cult film comes to the stage with a story of an eccentric family and their adult “Baby” that is so strange and shocking, you won’t believe it’s happening right in front of you. 18+ only.
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ANCHOR

ensemble theatre · haley's flight, llc · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States

A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.
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AT HOME AT THE ZOO

ensemble theatre · underdog theatre comapny · Ages 18+ · United States

At Home at the Zoo combines the prequel Home Life and Albee’s classic story, Zoo Story. Peter and Ann have everything a married couple could want, yet they have problems communicating about where the spark is in their marriage. The tone changes when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.
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MISSHAPEN

ensemble theatre · buried moon productions · Ages 14+ · United States

MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.

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