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DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ensemble theatre · mohawk street · Ages 17+ · includes nudity · 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.

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.

ORSON WELLES & SCATMAN CROTHERS IN 'A HOLLYWOOD ENDING'

ensemble theatre · pachyderm productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.

FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.

IN VANITY

comedy · an abigail schwarz production · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 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 INSIDE EDGE OF THE WORLD

comedy · fist the mountain productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.

DEVON'S DIARY: THE TRUE ACCOUNT OF A FICTIONAL LIFE

solo performance · jennifer howd · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.

THE REVELRY OF THE LOST BOYS

ensemble theatre · the play/ground theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 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.

HARD SEXY SERIOUS LOVE CONVERSATIONS

ensemble theatre · ice under pressure productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 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?

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!

DEAD DOG'S BONE: A BIRTHDAY PLAY

2:20 productions · Ages 8+ · flashing lights · United States of America
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.

THE MERMAID WARS

comedy · skypilot theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 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.

MUTATIONS

comedy · true western productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.

KINKY NEON ROCKER

ensemble theatre · the alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 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...

STARF*CKING

wtfn · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365