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comedy · tba · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
The world premiere event of 2014 from Dylan-Mark Wallace. A new horror-comedy about respecting your elders, fatherly duties, motherly love, food and family.
The world premiere event of 2014 from Dylan-Mark Wallace. A new horror-comedy about respecting your elders, fatherly duties, motherly love, food and family.

MAGNUM OPUS THEATRE PRESENTS

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!

THE PENS SHALL HAVE THEIR DAY - A DARK COMEDY

ensemble theatre · rabbits2u · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
A dark, surreal comedy inspired by the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.
A dark, surreal comedy inspired by the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.

KHARMFUL CHARMS OF DANIIL KHARMS

cabaret & variety · artel · Ages 16+ · United States
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.

RSVP: RIP (REALLY INTO PARTYING)

solo performance · angry alice · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.

DOLORES

ensemble theatre · dolores and co · Ages 18+ · United States
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.

BEYOND - SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER

solo performance · abby schachner · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
Schachner Vs. Schachner the feel-bad comedy about family, identity and attempted murder is BACK! "Tragic" "Hilarious" "Heartbreaking" Saturday, October 8th, 8:30pm Friday, October 28th, 7pm Studio C 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Feel the Love!
Schachner Vs. Schachner the feel-bad comedy about family, identity and attempted murder is BACK! "Tragic" "Hilarious" "Heartbreaking" Saturday, October 8th, 8:30pm Friday, October 28th, 7pm Studio C 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Feel the Love!

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

comedy · big queen productions · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
In 1977, Anita Bryant won a campaign to overturn gay rights in Dade County, Florida, launching a right wing movement that remains with us today. In 1978, she agreed to sit down with Playboy Magazine for an outrageous and memorable interview that is recreated live on stage for the first time.
In 1977, Anita Bryant won a campaign to overturn gay rights in Dade County, Florida, launching a right wing movement that remains with us today. In 1978, she agreed to sit down with Playboy Magazine for an outrageous and memorable interview that is recreated live on stage for the first time.

EL ULTIMO COCONUT

solo performance · gerald alejandro ford solo show · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · one person show · United States of America
In this solo extravaganza, a Latino cyber-nerd gets caught between his family and his video game addiction. This fictional tale will have you laughing your ass off the whole way through. In English, with some Spanish peppered in. $10 online, $15 at the door!
In this solo extravaganza, a Latino cyber-nerd gets caught between his family and his video game addiction. This fictional tale will have you laughing your ass off the whole way through. In English, with some Spanish peppered in. $10 online, $15 at the door!

TODDLER BANGS AMERICA

comedy · the ed goodmans · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
If the multi-national corporation were a real person, what would they be like? Toddler Bangs.
If the multi-national corporation were a real person, what would they be like? Toddler Bangs.

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL

musicals and operas · oddbird theatricals · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
A new musical from the award-winning creative team of The Real Housekeepers of Studio City. Bronies: The Musical is the story of three outsiders who find purpose, meaning, love - and each other - all thanks to cartoon ponies.
A new musical from the award-winning creative team of The Real Housekeepers of Studio City. Bronies: The Musical is the story of three outsiders who find purpose, meaning, love - and each other - all thanks to cartoon ponies.

IMPROVISATION

ensemble theatre · heartland plays · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Hidden agendas reveal potential truths that gravely affect the relationships and sanity of three women in an acting exercise challenging the audience to separate truth from fiction regarding friendship, marriage, family, love, abuse and betrayal.
Hidden agendas reveal potential truths that gravely affect the relationships and sanity of three women in an acting exercise challenging the audience to separate truth from fiction regarding friendship, marriage, family, love, abuse and betrayal.

TOTAL NOVICE

solo performance · jadelake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle

TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA

comedy · portable currency · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Will Pancho make it to the Casa Mayor in time to surprise the niños on Christmas? Pay a holiday visit to the home of the Mexican Revolution’s biggest star, Pancho Villa, and his many wives and children. Pancho is a distant papi, Doña Luz is his forever first wife and María serves all.
Will Pancho make it to the Casa Mayor in time to surprise the niños on Christmas? Pay a holiday visit to the home of the Mexican Revolution’s biggest star, Pancho Villa, and his many wives and children. Pancho is a distant papi, Doña Luz is his forever first wife and María serves all.

SHOCK TREATMENT

comedy · io west · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
Two old friends reconnect for drinks at The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Hollywood. Things get weird when they strike up a drunken conversation with the very serious punk band consisting of three middle school boys that are playing at the bar.
Two old friends reconnect for drinks at The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Hollywood. Things get weird when they strike up a drunken conversation with the very serious punk band consisting of three middle school boys that are playing at the bar.

ORANGUTAN

ORANGUTAN is a haunting and absurd one-woman show about the mother of a brutish (slightly orange) would-be dictator, and the tribalism that’s tearing our country apart.

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UPROOTED

Buckle your seat belts as the creatures of Vanessa’s inner world take you on the flight of her life! UPROOTED is a fantastical, mythological tale that explores themes of finding home, eating disorder recovery, bullying and finding your voice.

HADDON PARK

When a 5 year old uses a racial epithet a man sets fire to his relationship with his sister, setting into motion a series of events that have tragic consequences for both of their families. www.haddonpark.com