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DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

theatre · pretty in detroit · Ages 18+ · United States
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, John Patrick Shanley's second play, is a fairy tale for the damned set in a Bronx bar with two battered, bruised, and violent, lonely souls yearning for a connection. Written by : John Patrick Shanley Starring: Alison Quinn & Tyler Brooks Directed By: Kevin Quinn
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, John Patrick Shanley's second play, is a fairy tale for the damned set in a Bronx bar with two battered, bruised, and violent, lonely souls yearning for a connection. Written by : John Patrick Shanley Starring: Alison Quinn & Tyler Brooks Directed By: Kevin Quinn

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.

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.

RECLAMATION

theatre · walking theatre group · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States
There are stories and poems inside of us--Joys and sorrows, memories and dreams--They contain experience and energy and when reclaimed can be paths to greater aliveness and transformation. The Group performs their highly original "transpersonal" pieces for the Fringe.
There are stories and poems inside of us--Joys and sorrows, memories and dreams--They contain experience and energy and when reclaimed can be paths to greater aliveness and transformation. The Group performs their highly original "transpersonal" pieces for the Fringe.

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.

HOW DID I GET HERE?

comedy · laura levites · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
One woman show by stand up comedian Laura Levites. Laura wants to have a normal relationship, even if it's with her shrink. Laura’s struggle lands her in the most bizarre situations involving emergency rooms, cults, fires and drug deals. She can only ask herself one question, How did I get here?
One woman show by stand up comedian Laura Levites. Laura wants to have a normal relationship, even if it's with her shrink. Laura’s struggle lands her in the most bizarre situations involving emergency rooms, cults, fires and drug deals. She can only ask herself one question, How did I get here?

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET

theatre · skinny black girl productions · Ages 17+ · United States
In this insightful and hilarious piece the characters inevitably square off on each other under rather dark circumstances. They unite motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean for the sake of thier dearly beloved, recently deceased Sister Rose... wherever she might be.
In this insightful and hilarious piece the characters inevitably square off on each other under rather dark circumstances. They unite motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean for the sake of thier dearly beloved, recently deceased Sister Rose... wherever she might be.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Bully Problem: a new musical!

The bullies run rampant at Van Der Bort Jr. High until young genius Kevin Dijkstra brings a robot bodyguard onto the scene! An all-ages musical adventure from the author of A Feast of Snacks (HFF 2016 nominee for Best Musical).

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

To Richard!

A world premiere from Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe award winner Jessica Durdock Moreno. A white lady and a Latino man cross paths in the woods of Connecticut. Chaos ensues. Hilarity abounds. There may be hugging. Discount code HUG for $10 tickets.