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CHEMISTRY

comedy · bruewer productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.

#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!

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.

SEVEN DECEMBERS

ensemble theatre · nothing important productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Seven years ago, Michael Leahy went missing. The only glimmer of hope his family is left with is the mysterious phone calls on his birthday each year. This dark comedy follows his sister, Johnny May, stuck with her estranged and dysfunctional family as they gather once more to wait for Michael.
Seven years ago, Michael Leahy went missing. The only glimmer of hope his family is left with is the mysterious phone calls on his birthday each year. This dark comedy follows his sister, Johnny May, stuck with her estranged and dysfunctional family as they gather once more to wait for Michael.

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.

BLOODY BEAUTIFUL

solo performance · proboscis theatre company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
***Pick of the Fringe*** A one woman show about the most evil Countess in history and how she begins to affect Erica, the actress portraying her. Will the woman who killed 650 virgins to bathe in their blood take control?
***Pick of the Fringe*** A one woman show about the most evil Countess in history and how she begins to affect Erica, the actress portraying her. Will the woman who killed 650 virgins to bathe in their blood take control?

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.

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!

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.

NIGHT WITCHES

ensemble theatre · the thrillpeddlers · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
A tale of women in war. The 588th Night Bomber Regiment was a thorn in Hitler’s side on the hellish Eastern Front in WWII.
A tale of women in war. The 588th Night Bomber Regiment was a thorn in Hitler’s side on the hellish Eastern Front in WWII.

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.

SUCKIN INJUN

comedy · n/a · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Two trailer trash vampires. One unexpected visitor. Sh*t's goin down.
Two trailer trash vampires. One unexpected visitor. Sh*t's goin down.

MY ALAMO WAR

solo performance · lean dog mean dog productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
FRINGERS "Pwyc” TICKETS FOR EVERY SHOW. CONTACT ERNEST KEARNEY “My Alamo War”, writer Ernest Kearney’s war against a nationally televised ministry that ruined lives, abused children and sold designer jackets to L.A.’s elite. A narrative on the nature of warfare and faith
FRINGERS "Pwyc” TICKETS FOR EVERY SHOW. CONTACT ERNEST KEARNEY “My Alamo War”, writer Ernest Kearney’s war against a nationally televised ministry that ruined lives, abused children and sold designer jackets to L.A.’s elite. A narrative on the nature of warfare and faith

BEING MARTIN SHKRELI

solo performance · paine productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Who is Martin Shkreli? A terrible human who made AIDS medications ridiculously expensive & bought the wrath of the WuTang Clan? Oh, that dick! Come get insight into the asshole as Sarah Rosenberg explains him to you in his own words. It's the interview of a lifetime.
Who is Martin Shkreli? A terrible human who made AIDS medications ridiculously expensive & bought the wrath of the WuTang Clan? Oh, that dick! Come get insight into the asshole as Sarah Rosenberg explains him to you in his own words. It's the interview of a lifetime.

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