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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.

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.

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.

APERTURE

ensemble theatre · dog park theater co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

comedy · mixtape theatre · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.

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).

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.

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.

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.

this world is for the frat bros

Christine just discovered an alien. Aimee is preoccupied with losing her virginity. Both sisters are finding that the sexual appetite their teenage hearts yearn for is cosmic, insatiable, and intergalactic. A new play by UCLA theatre undergrads.

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HOBOKEN

Jack and Erica find love after a one-night stand. She wants to be a famous actress and he's a mysterious Irishman who has the money to make her dreams come true – until taboo desires threaten to tear them apart.

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Crawling through late-middle-age, a diligent husband keeps his sanity with offbeat guidance from a therapist-astrologer. Together they cure old age with New Age.