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ensemble theatre · haley's flight, llc · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

ensemble theatre · csula goes to fringe & recession theatre collective · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
Who deserves the spot on the springboard to salvation? Through their I-was-here-first argument, a man and a woman are forced to re-live moments of their past, and the traumatizing events that led them both to a bridge in an attempt to end their lives.
Who deserves the spot on the springboard to salvation? Through their I-was-here-first argument, a man and a woman are forced to re-live moments of their past, and the traumatizing events that led them both to a bridge in an attempt to end their lives.

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY (AN UNAUTHORIZED PEANUTS PARODY)

comedy · a sacred fools production · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · United States
An unauthorized parody of Peanuts, a critically acclaimed dark comedy for mature audiences only and a night after which you will never look at a hula-hoop the same way again.
An unauthorized parody of Peanuts, a critically acclaimed dark comedy for mature audiences only and a night after which you will never look at a hula-hoop the same way again.

DADDY DIDN'T DIE, DID HE?

comedy · will matthews & casey christensen · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Thanks to his oddball mourners, Daddy's funeral is running way behind schedule and it's up to one overwhelmed undertaker to get it back on track in this farcical one-act written and performed by Will Matthews (Punk'd) & Casey Christensen (Chelsea Lately). Directed by Jeffrey Addiss (The Majestic).
Thanks to his oddball mourners, Daddy's funeral is running way behind schedule and it's up to one overwhelmed undertaker to get it back on track in this farcical one-act written and performed by Will Matthews (Punk'd) & Casey Christensen (Chelsea Lately). Directed by Jeffrey Addiss (The Majestic).

YOU MAKE ME PHYSICALLY ILL: EPISODE 2 "LOVE NEVER DIES"

comedy · seat of your pants productions · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
A father tries to develop his version of the musical "Love Never Dies" starring his daughters and finds himself staging it in a strip club. One of his daughter's boyfriend tries to stop it from happening and high junks ensue.
A father tries to develop his version of the musical "Love Never Dies" starring his daughters and finds himself staging it in a strip club. One of his daughter's boyfriend tries to stop it from happening and high junks ensue.

STRANDED

ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.

COMEDY, DEATH, AND A NEW FERRARI

solo performance · individual · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Comedy, Death, and a New Ferrari is a funny and heart-warming one woman show about a young college grad, Jen, who tries to convince her mother as to why she wants to become a comic. In doing so, Jen relives her joke-cracking father's battle with cancer to lead her straight to the answer.
Comedy, Death, and a New Ferrari is a funny and heart-warming one woman show about a young college grad, Jen, who tries to convince her mother as to why she wants to become a comic. In doing so, Jen relives her joke-cracking father's battle with cancer to lead her straight to the answer.

NEKO

ensemble theatre · csula goes to the fringe & cta · Ages 10+ · United States
"Sometimes life's little demons have nine lives." Written by Barbara Ishida & Directed by Aurora Lizardi Run Time: 1hr, a dark comedy about cats, healing, and family.
"Sometimes life's little demons have nine lives." Written by Barbara Ishida & Directed by Aurora Lizardi Run Time: 1hr, a dark comedy about cats, healing, and family.

BOBBYWOOD: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BOBBY THE BELLBOY?

solo performance · bill ratner · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
✪✪ "BEST OF HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2013 SHOW EXTENSION," 2013, LOFT SOLOFEST 2013 INVITEE ✪✪ I Love Lucy’s Bobby the Bellboy was Bill Ratner’s uncle. Join the search for Bobby starring Best of Fringe Extension Honoree and 8-time Moth StorySLAM winner, renowned voice actor Bill Ratner.
✪✪ "BEST OF HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2013 SHOW EXTENSION," 2013, LOFT SOLOFEST 2013 INVITEE ✪✪ I Love Lucy’s Bobby the Bellboy was Bill Ratner’s uncle. Join the search for Bobby starring Best of Fringe Extension Honoree and 8-time Moth StorySLAM winner, renowned voice actor Bill Ratner.

AT HOME AT THE ZOO

ensemble theatre · underdog theatre comapny · Ages 18+ · United States
At Home at the Zoo combines the prequel Home Life and Albee’s classic story, Zoo Story. Peter and Ann have everything a married couple could want, yet they have problems communicating about where the spark is in their marriage. The tone changes when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.
At Home at the Zoo combines the prequel Home Life and Albee’s classic story, Zoo Story. Peter and Ann have everything a married couple could want, yet they have problems communicating about where the spark is in their marriage. The tone changes when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

MISSHAPEN

ensemble theatre · buried moon productions · Ages 14+ · United States
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.

UNMODERATED: READINGS FROM THE THEEASTSIDERLA.COM COMMENTS

ensemble theatre · the eastsider · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.

THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.

THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST

ensemble theatre · bayou playhouse & flambeaux productions · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.

A MESSAGE FROM A DYING SOLDIER

solo performance · rabbits 2u productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
This will be a solo performance highlighing the current state of Peace, Freedom, and Liberty in our world, inspired by Tomas Young's final letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Young is an Iraq Veteran who was injured in 2004 and has decided to end his life.
This will be a solo performance highlighing the current state of Peace, Freedom, and Liberty in our world, inspired by Tomas Young's final letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Young is an Iraq Veteran who was injured in 2004 and has decided to end his life.