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LA LLORONA

ensemble theatre · ma ma ma my llorona · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!

MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.

comedy · the norton school for the occasionally self-employed · Ages 10+ · United States of America
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.

THE MERMAID WARS

comedy · skypilot theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.

...OR DARE - WHEREIN LIES THE TRUTH?

ensemble theatre · the foundry theare works · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.

THE REVELRY OF THE LOST BOYS

ensemble theatre · the play/ground theatre · Ages 15+ · United States of America
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.

THE POE SHOW

the poe show fo sho · United States of America
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!

THIS IS WE

comedy · fighting against time productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ensemble theatre · mohawk street · Ages 17+ · United States of America
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.

BLONDE AND OTHER SLIGHT DISTRACTIONS, THE

ensemble theatre · curious beast theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?

HARD SEXY SERIOUS LOVE CONVERSATIONS

ensemble theatre · ice under pressure productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?

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!

KINKY NEON ROCKER

ensemble theatre · the alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...

IN VANITY

comedy · an abigail schwarz production · Ages 13+ · United States of America
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.

THE DOGS OF WAR, OR, THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

ensemble theatre · shameless redhead productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.

ZIP TIES

entier theatre co. & cyanide theatre · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.