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MARTHA WASHINGTON KILLED A REDCOAT

comedy · vanilla quesadilla · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

On the night of the Boston Tea Party, Martha Washington killed a British solider. This is the previously unknown (and slightly untrue) story of how the wives of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin banded together to protect themselves and their country.
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INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

solo performance · saucer & cup productions · Ages 12+ · one person show · 50 mins · United States of America

This celebrated slave narrative by Harriet Jacobs includes an account of the seven years she spent hiding out as a fugitive in her grandmother's attic. The audience will experience Harriet's powerful and moving life story as she fights for freedom on her own terms.
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AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILKES BOOTH

solo performance · loyd j. schwartz · Ages 12+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · 80 mins · United States of America

History tells us that John Wilkes Booth was the evilest of men. He may well have been a villain, but he was also human, and his story demands to be told.
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CHARLATAN: SECRETS OF THE VICTORIAN PSYCHICS

cabaret & variety · scalding tea productions · ★★★★★ · Ages 12+ · 1hr · United Kingdom

A bold evening of mesmerism, clairvoyance, and thought-reading straight from the Victorian parlour! British scientist and sceptic Dr Mark Gasson demonstrates how the most prevalent myths of the Victorian psychics still define what we believe is possible and even challenge our very sense of reality.
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INGERSOLL SPEAKS!

solo performance · lean dog mean dog productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · 70 mins · United States of America

“INGERSOLL SPEAKS!” THE GREATEST AMERICAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF. Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) the most influential intellectual in American history, and its most outspoken foe of religion. Adapted and performed by Ernest Kearney "Out My Window" (2015) & "My Alamo War" (2016)
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THE KING'S LANGUAGE

ensemble theatre · yejin-ham productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America

The story of a king that flows to the beats of a Korean drum, punctuated by dialogue, song and movement. Spoken in English with a peppering of Korean, this historical dramedy crosses culture to speak about a fundamental human tool with whimsy.
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FROM BEYOND: JOHN W BOOTH, IDA B WELLS, & THE MANSON FAMILY

solo performance · the art of acting studio · Ages 13+ · one person show · 90 mins · United States of America

These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.
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THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN

solo performance · written & performed by joanne hartstone / presented by kadm productions · Ages 12+ · one person show · 70 mins · Australia

An Actress looks down from the 50 foot ‘H’. She has only ever wanted one thing: to be a star. A play with music about the quest for fame, inspired by Hollywood's Golden Age. “Masterful…Best piece of theatre this Fringe” (Kryztoff.com) ★★★★★ WINNER Made In Adelaide & Holden Street Theatre Awards
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SECRET HONOR - THE LAST TESTAMENT OF RICHARD M. NIXON

solo performance · bootcamp productions · Ages 14+ · one person show · 1hr · United Kingdom

Ghosts and paranoia fuel the alcoholic reflections of a fallen and discredited US President in this remarkable one-man show. A searing interrogation of the Nixon mystique and an audacious depiction of unchecked paranoia.
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BONNIE AND CLYDE

ensemble theatre · who's there? theatre · Ages 17+ · 75 mins · United States of America

Adam Peck - 'Bonnie and Clyde' - "We have chosen to live lives less ordinary" - a brand new production by Who's There? Theatre based on the final hours of America's iconic outlaw couple.
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LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII

ensemble theatre · tier 5 theatre project · Ages 12+ · 70 mins · United Kingdom

What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face his six wives in the afterlife? The Edinburgh Fringe SELL OUT, smash hit makes its US Debut! Through humour, heartbreak, and hubris, Henry VIII comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.
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FAIR

ensemble theatre · wishbone theatre collective · Ages 13+ · 50 mins · United States of America

Fair is an ensemble developed play that tells the true story of the murderess, Laura D. Fair, who shot and killed her lover in broad day light in 1871. Will she be judged for the crime she committed or for her unwillingness to accept what it means to be female in the Victorian West?
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FROM BEYOND: MARY PICKFORD, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, & GEORGE CARLIN

solo performance · the art of acting studio · Ages 13+ · one person show · 90 mins · United States of America

These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.
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'TIL SUNDAY

solo performance · yolo! productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · 75 mins · United States of America

Based on real-life struggles of Cuban families that came to the United States in the early 1970s seeking political asylum, ’Til Sunday tackles issues relevant in our national discourse today.
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NIGHTS AT THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE

ensemble theatre · svi cine+media · Ages 21+ · world premiere · 80 mins · United States of America

The Roaring 20’s come roaring back to life when Hollywood’s The 3 Clubs is transformed into NY’s legendary Algonquin Hotel to host a literal – and literary – battle of wits among the brightest lights on Broadway, in this new comedy of caustic quips and lethal wordplay.

13th Grade

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A New 90’s Musical Comedy in the vein of “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Strangers With Candy,” and “Saved by the Bell.” 13TH GRADE is College. Kind of. Whatever.

It's Personal

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"It's Personal" is a collection of solo performances. Whether it's their devoted love of cheese, their struggle with identity, or their first love, the performers get real on stage. June 9,11,16,17,21 at the Ruby Theater at The Complex.