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"THE LAST OF THE KNOTTS"

theatre · spoken word festival · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A carefree hipster unwraps the gift of love and finds a time-bomb of revenge. Tallahassee patriarch Judge Knott wanted his only son, Doug, to give him a grandson. Doug, having taken enough shit from the redneck Judge says, "No way. I am the last of the Knotts." This is Knott a comedy.
A carefree hipster unwraps the gift of love and finds a time-bomb of revenge. Tallahassee patriarch Judge Knott wanted his only son, Doug, to give him a grandson. Doug, having taken enough shit from the redneck Judge says, "No way. I am the last of the Knotts." This is Knott a comedy.

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?

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ON & OFF THE WALL

visual art · stacy mckee & joan rater · world premiere · United States
Creepy. Sweet. Happy. Sad...Something for everyone. Paintings by Stacy McKee and a one-woman show by Joan Rater. Artwork "ripped from a children's book with a dark twist." A performance that’s "heartwarming, brutally honest & hilarious." Stacy and Joan are writers on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.
Creepy. Sweet. Happy. Sad...Something for everyone. Paintings by Stacy McKee and a one-woman show by Joan Rater. Artwork "ripped from a children's book with a dark twist." A performance that’s "heartwarming, brutally honest & hilarious." Stacy and Joan are writers on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy.