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I AM VERTICAL

solo performance · michaela myers · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.

THE WHEEL OF INVENTION

comedy · awesometech industries · Ages 18+ · United States of America
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!

THE CURE TO MORTALITY

musicals and operas · n/a · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.
An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.

#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.

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.

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.

PUNCH AND JUDY

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America
**STAGE RAW TOP TEN! A MUST SEE!** Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart in this live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment. Not for kids. 50 Min.
**STAGE RAW TOP TEN! A MUST SEE!** Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart in this live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment. Not for kids. 50 Min.

THANKS A LOT: MY GRATITUSICAL!

comedy · foolsicals · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Miss Beryl Swiver presents: Miss Beryl Swiver in "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!" One Woman's Musical Journey to Herself and Back. Starring Miss Beryl Swiver from her own idea.
Miss Beryl Swiver presents: Miss Beryl Swiver in "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!" One Woman's Musical Journey to Herself and Back. Starring Miss Beryl Swiver from her own idea.

NEVA

ensemble theatre · shock pulse · Ages 12+ · United States of America
By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thome Directed by Diana Wyenn Starring Anna Safar, Claudia de Vasco & Daniel Jimenez Neva returns to the stage after a critically acclaimed run in 2016. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thome Directed by Diana Wyenn Starring Anna Safar, Claudia de Vasco & Daniel Jimenez Neva returns to the stage after a critically acclaimed run in 2016. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.

STILL GOT IT

pinraven · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
****WINNER - BEST SOLO SHOW HFF16!**** Some people don't know when to quit. Especially THIS guy.
****WINNER - BEST SOLO SHOW HFF16!**** Some people don't know when to quit. Especially THIS guy.

MY DEAD MOM'S FUNERAL

solo performance · beever dam · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!

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.

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.

ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS

comedy · the establishment · Ages 16+ · United States of America
In this action-packed comedy, Lauren Van Kurin ("King of Kong: A Musical Parody") stars as a shy librarian recruited into the thrilling world of professional assassinations, international intrigue, and forbidden romance. **WINNER** Season Ten of "Serial Killers" at Sacred Fools Theater
In this action-packed comedy, Lauren Van Kurin ("King of Kong: A Musical Parody") stars as a shy librarian recruited into the thrilling world of professional assassinations, international intrigue, and forbidden romance. **WINNER** Season Ten of "Serial Killers" at Sacred Fools Theater

COCKROACH DIALOGUES

comedy · second skin theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!

Have you locked your heart, Elder?

Elder P. happily accepted the call to serve a Mormon mission in Sweden. He promised to lay aside all personal relationships for that entire time, accepting instead the constant scrutiny of a 24/7 working missionary companion. Then *she* showed up…

TOBINCON

Actor and comedian Tobin Mitnick dives into the grotesque and hilarious world of online grifters with sketch and stand-up in order to show us that the game may have changed, but the players are all still here.

LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

"A Powerful One-Man Show" "Cox takes on different personalities, channeling sorrow, outrage or compassion with stirring conviction" Sun, June 09 - Sun, Jun 23 Friday and Saturdays @ 8:30 pm [email protected] 4:30pm Tickets: hff19.org/5920