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PASSING PROPER

theatre · j mass entertainment · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Two outlaws stow away in an empty boxcar on a westbound freight train. While planning what to do next, they discuss difficult questions. What do I want? Where do I fit? Will they help each other find a place in our inundated America, or will they smother the very ambition they crave?
Two outlaws stow away in an empty boxcar on a westbound freight train. While planning what to do next, they discuss difficult questions. What do I want? Where do I fit? Will they help each other find a place in our inundated America, or will they smother the very ambition they crave?

GLINT, ADAPTED FROM OBLIVION BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

theatre · needtheater · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Glint is an adaptation of the David Foster Wallace story, "Good Old Neon" in the Oblivion collection. During the play, a man explains to an audience why he committed suicide and what happens after you die. Stark and powerful, the text carries with it the weight of its author's own suicide in 2008.
Glint is an adaptation of the David Foster Wallace story, "Good Old Neon" in the Oblivion collection. During the play, a man explains to an audience why he committed suicide and what happens after you die. Stark and powerful, the text carries with it the weight of its author's own suicide in 2008.

SPRING AWAKENING

theatre · lonesome no more! · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States
This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between supposed to and want to, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.
This painfully funny and brutally authentic view of youth illuminates a world of sexual shame, moral order, and too much trig homework. Caught between supposed to and want to, adults and children alike are at once unbearably innocent, unbearably corrupt, and completely without answers.

THE MOST FUN FUNERAL

dance & physical theatre · stories & makebelieve · Ages 21+ · one person show · New Zealand
An interactive solo performance party celebrating grief, joy, ghosts, and zombies.
An interactive solo performance party celebrating grief, joy, ghosts, and zombies.

FEELING FEELING

theatre · butcher shop productions · Ages 2+ · family friendly · Australia
New Australian play set over 4 consecutive Olympic games, follows the games and shames of an increasingly disparate couple. A black comedy with heart posing the question, "What comes after the fairytale ending?" First produced in Sydney to sell-out houses and critical acclaim.
New Australian play set over 4 consecutive Olympic games, follows the games and shames of an increasingly disparate couple. A black comedy with heart posing the question, "What comes after the fairytale ending?" First produced in Sydney to sell-out houses and critical acclaim.

FIVE UNEASY PIECES

theatre · devoted, inc. · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.

ROCK IN HER POCKET

theatre · not man apart · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States
Miss V invites you to her surreal world of talking printing presses, romantic pet rocks, and ‘accidental’ jaunts into the river. A one woman show splashing through the last days of Virginia Woolf, this dark comedy is quirky, delirious, and unhinged. - Actual tea and cookies will be served.
Miss V invites you to her surreal world of talking printing presses, romantic pet rocks, and ‘accidental’ jaunts into the river. A one woman show splashing through the last days of Virginia Woolf, this dark comedy is quirky, delirious, and unhinged. - Actual tea and cookies will be served.

SALES ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

theatre · cosmic kat productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Sales on Hollywood Blvd. Written by Kathryn Fielding explores the eye opening experience of a young woman, arriving in Los Angeles and entering the office temporary workforce for the first time with all it's comedic complexity, to come up against the office diva affectionately known as Saleszilla.
Sales on Hollywood Blvd. Written by Kathryn Fielding explores the eye opening experience of a young woman, arriving in Los Angeles and entering the office temporary workforce for the first time with all it's comedic complexity, to come up against the office diva affectionately known as Saleszilla.

THE NORMAL CHILD

theatre · the open fist · Ages 16+ · United States
Claire, habitually suicidal, has returned to her parent's home in rural Louisiana after an attempt on her life. Her brother Terrance has come to say goodbye, or to try to talk her out of a gift he thinks delusional, but that she considers the only thing that brings her any joy: the gift of flight.
Claire, habitually suicidal, has returned to her parent's home in rural Louisiana after an attempt on her life. Her brother Terrance has come to say goodbye, or to try to talk her out of a gift he thinks delusional, but that she considers the only thing that brings her any joy: the gift of flight.

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

comedy · geronimo entertainment · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States
Carl Kozlowski was a fast-rising reporter and comic who suddenly became narcoleptic. "Asleep at the Wheel" is the tale of his decade-long fight against narcolepsy and the array of utterly insane, embarrassing and dangerous experiences he had before he finally managed to stay awake again.
Carl Kozlowski was a fast-rising reporter and comic who suddenly became narcoleptic. "Asleep at the Wheel" is the tale of his decade-long fight against narcolepsy and the array of utterly insane, embarrassing and dangerous experiences he had before he finally managed to stay awake again.

FACT & FICTION

theatre · sixth avenue · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
William recollects his year in Brazil as a high school exchange student – the worst exchange student ever. Adam confesses to being stalked by a vengeful film student. Both dudes bring to life hilariously unreliable stories that will, quite truthfully, blow your mind.
William recollects his year in Brazil as a high school exchange student – the worst exchange student ever. Adam confesses to being stalked by a vengeful film student. Both dudes bring to life hilariously unreliable stories that will, quite truthfully, blow your mind.

BARKING PIG

theatre · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
The infamous Victor is coming to the Barking Pig tavern to kill one of seven outrageous drunken nincompoops. Who will it be? Pandemonium unfolds in Thearico Orgasmico's THE BARKING PIG, sure to be one of the most bawdy, dastardly, and certifiably hilarious productions at this year's Fringe.
The infamous Victor is coming to the Barking Pig tavern to kill one of seven outrageous drunken nincompoops. Who will it be? Pandemonium unfolds in Thearico Orgasmico's THE BARKING PIG, sure to be one of the most bawdy, dastardly, and certifiably hilarious productions at this year's Fringe.

PULP SHAKESPEARE

theatre · her majesty's secret players · Ages 16+ · United States
Her Majesty's Secret Players presents a play by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, and Brian Watson-Jones. "Pulp Shakespeare" (or "A Slurry Tale") directed by Jordan Monsell.
Her Majesty's Secret Players presents a play by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, and Brian Watson-Jones. "Pulp Shakespeare" (or "A Slurry Tale") directed by Jordan Monsell.

THE CROOKED ROOKS

comedy · axial entertainment · Ages 15+ · United States
The Crooked Rooks brings you "Rock, Paper, Loneliness," a darkly comic revue that features sketches which are intricately crafted and often employ cruel twists of fate.
The Crooked Rooks brings you "Rock, Paper, Loneliness," a darkly comic revue that features sketches which are intricately crafted and often employ cruel twists of fate.

OF PEOPLE AND NOT THINGS

theatre · distance over time theatre · Ages 13+ · United States
This is the way the world ends: with an intimate apocalypse. Two people struggle to unearth meaning in the events that brought them to this room. Part mystery, part love story, their subjective accounts ask the audience to determine where truth lies. "Beautiful and evocative" - Cincinnati City Beat
This is the way the world ends: with an intimate apocalypse. Two people struggle to unearth meaning in the events that brought them to this room. Part mystery, part love story, their subjective accounts ask the audience to determine where truth lies. "Beautiful and evocative" - Cincinnati City Beat