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DON'T SPILL YOUR DRINK

ensemble theatre · claire lake productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
Maddey uses her grit in the silliest fight for her life! Flailing limbs and a powerful conspiracy circle around her unusual condition. Will her sister and friend compromise their values and jobs to help her win? Dark comedy, medical irony, and touchingly weird.
Maddey uses her grit in the silliest fight for her life! Flailing limbs and a powerful conspiracy circle around her unusual condition. Will her sister and friend compromise their values and jobs to help her win? Dark comedy, medical irony, and touchingly weird.

PORNO DIDO

comedy · p. dido productions/heather l. tyler · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · United States of America
What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman’s desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. Partial Nudity. Sexual themes. Comedy.
What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman’s desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. Partial Nudity. Sexual themes. Comedy.

MOUTHY BITCH

solo performance · reel good girl productions · one person show · United States of America
Self-described interpersonal dynamics guru Kate Carden takes her audience on a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of relationships and reality, seasoned with adult language and candid sexual references. But, just when Kate is on the verge of clarity, an unexpected discovery changes everything.
Self-described interpersonal dynamics guru Kate Carden takes her audience on a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of relationships and reality, seasoned with adult language and candid sexual references. But, just when Kate is on the verge of clarity, an unexpected discovery changes everything.

ABSOLUTE ZERO (HOW LOVERS AND SAD PEOPLE HOLD UP THE WORLD)

ensemble theatre · n/a · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
In an unusually cold summer, 32 year-old Jim has kidnapped 17 year-old Charles, who he has fallen in love with at first sight. Trapped in Jim's basement, Charles is led through an existential journey to discover how it is that Lovers and Sad People always seem to hold up the World.
In an unusually cold summer, 32 year-old Jim has kidnapped 17 year-old Charles, who he has fallen in love with at first sight. Trapped in Jim's basement, Charles is led through an existential journey to discover how it is that Lovers and Sad People always seem to hold up the World.

TILT

ensemble theatre · bam · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
**TOP OF THE FRINGE - NOMINEE** *STAGE RAW TOP TEN* Two strangers’ road trip unravels when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme. A blistering dark comedy starring HFF award-winners Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher.
**TOP OF THE FRINGE - NOMINEE** *STAGE RAW TOP TEN* Two strangers’ road trip unravels when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme. A blistering dark comedy starring HFF award-winners Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher.

THEATRE AND CHILL?

comedy · bag o' bones · Ages 16+ · United States of America
A hilarious night of new dark comedy shorts on life, love, hate and human imbecility. Like Netflix and Chill, old school style. With BAG O' BONES Collective Producing, award winning Raegan Payne Writing, and Tinks Lovelace directing, fun is on fleek and for real.
A hilarious night of new dark comedy shorts on life, love, hate and human imbecility. Like Netflix and Chill, old school style. With BAG O' BONES Collective Producing, award winning Raegan Payne Writing, and Tinks Lovelace directing, fun is on fleek and for real.

AMERICAN MAN DREAM

solo performance · whatthehelldidshesay · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · Mexico
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.

UTERINE AFFAIRS

lady barbe-bleue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · France
Nominated for the 2016 FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD and the INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT PROMISE AWARD! From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception!
Nominated for the 2016 FRINGE INTERNATIONAL AWARD and the INKWELL PLAYWRIGHT PROMISE AWARD! From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception!

#HAPPYHANGOVER

ensemble theatre · midnight central theatre co. · United States of America
a devised exploration of events that may or may not have occurred between 10 pm and 5 am last night ;) Presented by Midnight Central Theatre Co. - a company of friends dedicated to the bold and ridiculous, with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.
a devised exploration of events that may or may not have occurred between 10 pm and 5 am last night ;) Presented by Midnight Central Theatre Co. - a company of friends dedicated to the bold and ridiculous, with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.

#WHALEFAIL

comedy · go go guppie productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A woman is eaten alive by a killer whale at America's top marine park. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery. #WHALEFAIL: a biting new play by Brett Epstein. Not everything is black & white.
A woman is eaten alive by a killer whale at America's top marine park. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery. #WHALEFAIL: a biting new play by Brett Epstein. Not everything is black & white.

SHITTY AWFUL EVERYTHING

comedy · delusions of grandeur · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
When a total schmuck finds himself diagnosed with cancer, things only go from bad to worse in this brand new dark comedy from some dudes you never heard of. It's surreal! It's absurd! It's low budget! It's the fringiest Fringe show that's ever fringed! WARNING: You may get bloody!
When a total schmuck finds himself diagnosed with cancer, things only go from bad to worse in this brand new dark comedy from some dudes you never heard of. It's surreal! It's absurd! It's low budget! It's the fringiest Fringe show that's ever fringed! WARNING: You may get bloody!

MALADAPTATION

ensemble theatre · asylum @ mccadden theatre · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
We don't get to choose our families and sometimes the hardest choice we have to make is to love. MALADAPTATION is a tour de force one act of a brother and sister striving to reconcile their past to fight for their future not only for each other but to save the other from themselves.
We don't get to choose our families and sometimes the hardest choice we have to make is to love. MALADAPTATION is a tour de force one act of a brother and sister striving to reconcile their past to fight for their future not only for each other but to save the other from themselves.

GUILT - AN EVENING OF THERAPY

solo performance · pai · United States of America
Two women. One therapist. Lots of issues.
Two women. One therapist. Lots of issues.

SUICIDE LIVE

comedy · rick and pat creese · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Winner--Encore! Producers' Award Performance Added-Saturday July 16, 5 pm A dark comedy about an estranged father and son relationship that finds the fun in dysfunctional and the upside of suicide when they make their unreal lives into a reality show.
Winner--Encore! Producers' Award Performance Added-Saturday July 16, 5 pm A dark comedy about an estranged father and son relationship that finds the fun in dysfunctional and the upside of suicide when they make their unreal lives into a reality show.

PENISARIA: THE STORY OF JOHN AND LORENA BOBBITT

musicals and operas · drunken owl productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It's a comedic parody opera-type thingy about dismemberment, love and loss.
It's a comedic parody opera-type thingy about dismemberment, love and loss.

Dear Mom, Sorry For Being a B!tch

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TEMPLE TANTRUM

"If they get you when you're a child, they've got you for life." Experience Nicole Steinwedell's One Woman Show about growing up in a Christian cult, internalizing her abusers, and finally reclaiming her life as her own! *CLICK IMAGE FOR TICKETS*

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