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The new company brings the play-within-a-play hit musical, a love letter to musical theatre, to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in a co-production with Theatre Unleashed.

LOS ANGELES – “[title of show] speaks to every young professional trying to realize a dream while also struggling to maintain the balance of being a responsible adult…and it’s funny as hell!” said director Corey Lynn Howe.

It was for those reasons that the show received a Tony Award nomination in 2009 and why the folks at Village Idiom Productions thought it would fit right in with the spirit of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. As such, [title of show] will take the stage for 10 performances from June 7-30 at first The Elephant Theater (June 7 and 9) and then Theatre Asylum.

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation on what they should write. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about…what to write about! They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] — taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show] — follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

“It’s an adventure; four friends, stuck on their own respective versions of a creative plateau, looking to take that much desired step up, find their momentum and eventual success simply by telling their own story,” Howe said. “It’s a beautiful telling of how we make our own happiness and success in life, all the while, battling to overcome self-doubt as the biggest and most consistent antagonist.”

Because of the nature of the material and Howe’s vision, Theatre Unleashed was eager to help co-produce this run for the Fringe.

“We couldn’t be happier to support this new company, founded by one of our own members,” said Carlos Martinez, TU’s artistic director. “This is going to be a show that will make some noise at this year’s festival.”

Theatre Unleashed is also staging their hit show 25 Plays Per Hour at this year’s festival. Plus, TU will once again offer another of its 24-Hour Theatre Events called Go Ahead, Make My…”

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[title of show]

Directed by Corey Lynn Howe
Book written by Hunter Bell
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Produced by Village Idiom Productions and Theatre Unleashed

SYNOPSIS:
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation on what they should write. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about…what to write about! They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] — taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show] — follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

DATES AND TIMES:
*June 7, 10 p.m. – preview
*June 9, 5:30 p.m. – preview
June 13, 9:30 p.m.
June 15, 5 p.m.
June 18, 9:30 p.m.
June 20, 11:30 p.m.
June 22, 5:30 p.m.
June 26, 10 p.m.
June 29, 8:30 p.m.
June 30, 2 p.m.
*These performances are at The Elephant Theater

LOCATION:
Theatre Asylum
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

TICKET PRICES:
$12 for general admission
*Discounts available; see website for more details

INFORMATION:
www.theatreunleashed.com
www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1180

PRESS CONTACT:
Jim Martyka
(818) 497-3701
[email protected]

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