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FINALLY, SOME PRIVACY

solo performance · aimee levey · Ages 15+ · world premiere · Ireland
A rare opportunity for a woman to be her true, nightmarish self in her rented accommodation uninterrupted by flatmates. Uninterrupted by flatmates because they're all dead. Thankfully.
A rare opportunity for a woman to be her true, nightmarish self in her rented accommodation uninterrupted by flatmates. Uninterrupted by flatmates because they're all dead. Thankfully.

BEST OF INK PRESENTS CHARLIE MOOSE MAKES HIS MOVE

2cents theatre group · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
A deliciously dark comedy about an unlikely friendship between a socially inept young boy & a morbidly obese novelist. They both seek refuge from a dismal reality in the worlds of their respective imaginations, exploring the dangers of living solely in the space where imagination & memory converge.
A deliciously dark comedy about an unlikely friendship between a socially inept young boy & a morbidly obese novelist. They both seek refuge from a dismal reality in the worlds of their respective imaginations, exploring the dangers of living solely in the space where imagination & memory converge.

MONSTERS

immersive theatre · dogboy productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Monsters is a one-act, horror-comedy that explores the dark turns of two fragile minds in a city that is now their asylum.
Monsters is a one-act, horror-comedy that explores the dark turns of two fragile minds in a city that is now their asylum.

GAMERS

comedy · lolobobo productions · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · United States of America
Violence. Cynicism. Sex. Lithuanian Pastry. The dog-eat-dog world of eSports is not known for its sweetness. But when Paul Elliot Anderson—the world’s most optimistic orphan from Somewhere, Ohio—is recruited to the hyper-competitive video gamer workhouse of Harrington Media …Game Over.
Violence. Cynicism. Sex. Lithuanian Pastry. The dog-eat-dog world of eSports is not known for its sweetness. But when Paul Elliot Anderson—the world’s most optimistic orphan from Somewhere, Ohio—is recruited to the hyper-competitive video gamer workhouse of Harrington Media …Game Over.

PAGLIACCIS

ensemble theatre · good dip · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
A man helps clean the apartment of his best friend who has committed suicide alongside the older sister of the recently deceased, all the while trying to solve of the mystery as to why he hung himself. Performances benefit the ACLU, International Rescue Committee, and Planned Parenthood.
A man helps clean the apartment of his best friend who has committed suicide alongside the older sister of the recently deceased, all the while trying to solve of the mystery as to why he hung himself. Performances benefit the ACLU, International Rescue Committee, and Planned Parenthood.

THE CURSE OF THE BLUE VAGINA

ensemble theatre · blame it on rios live · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
An empowering collection of women's monologues meant to inspire and make you laugh.
An empowering collection of women's monologues meant to inspire and make you laugh.

SO YOU WANT TO BE A VAMPIRE

ensemble theatre · offending shadows theatre company · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Brenda Frank is so desperate to be turned into a vampire that she actually finds one, but some vampires desire more than blood.
Brenda Frank is so desperate to be turned into a vampire that she actually finds one, but some vampires desire more than blood.

HUMAN HOTHOUSE: THE AFTERSHOW

comedy · rah · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
"Vain, vapid, vulgar...and the second most popular TV show in the nation." Things go horribly wrong in the season finale of "Human Hothouse: The Aftershow," a weekly re-cap of the the nation's hottest TV show, "Human Hothouse."
"Vain, vapid, vulgar...and the second most popular TV show in the nation." Things go horribly wrong in the season finale of "Human Hothouse: The Aftershow," a weekly re-cap of the the nation's hottest TV show, "Human Hothouse."

THE PHYSICISTS

ensemble theatre · last tape productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America
"The Physicists" is an absurd comedy about dark political matters. It takes place in an insane asylum where two patients strongly believe that they are the physicists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein while a third patient believes that he is speaking to King Solomon.
"The Physicists" is an absurd comedy about dark political matters. It takes place in an insane asylum where two patients strongly believe that they are the physicists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein while a third patient believes that he is speaking to King Solomon.

THE BAKERY

comedy · the bardic bastards · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
When a struggling bakery owner is faced with foreclosure, he must work together with his idiot brother to save his livelihood, despite the efforts of a scorned businessman, a potential rabid Sasquatch situation, and a bitter ex-employee determined to lace his baguette dough with rat poison.
When a struggling bakery owner is faced with foreclosure, he must work together with his idiot brother to save his livelihood, despite the efforts of a scorned businessman, a potential rabid Sasquatch situation, and a bitter ex-employee determined to lace his baguette dough with rat poison.

BACHELORETTE BY LESLYE HEADLAND

comedy · twin coasts · Ages 17+ · United States of America
What if the mean girls from high school were still mean girls ten years later? Throw together the night before a wedding, plenty of booze and drugs, old wounds and resentment and you have a wickedly cruel comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.
What if the mean girls from high school were still mean girls ten years later? Throw together the night before a wedding, plenty of booze and drugs, old wounds and resentment and you have a wickedly cruel comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
It was supposed to be an easy score. Whack the mark. Stage the scene. Take the money. Retire to Cabo. That's how it was supposed to go down. But for poor Moose and Sonny, a really bad night is only just beginning... An interactive comedic thriller where your choices decide who gets away with murder.
It was supposed to be an easy score. Whack the mark. Stage the scene. Take the money. Retire to Cabo. That's how it was supposed to go down. But for poor Moose and Sonny, a really bad night is only just beginning... An interactive comedic thriller where your choices decide who gets away with murder.

BLOODY AWFUL: TWO TWISTED COMEDIES BY LELAND FRANKEL

comedy · shinbone theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Laugh 'til you die during this double bill of macabre comedies ("The Callback" and "Slaughterhouse") by award-winning playwright Leland Frankel. Disturbing show tunes, refrigerators full of body parts, and an Emma Stone-obsessed serial killer are just a few of the dark delights in store.
Laugh 'til you die during this double bill of macabre comedies ("The Callback" and "Slaughterhouse") by award-winning playwright Leland Frankel. Disturbing show tunes, refrigerators full of body parts, and an Emma Stone-obsessed serial killer are just a few of the dark delights in store.

A VOID

kirsten kearse · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
Sick of it all but too afraid to call it quits for real? Weigh the pros and cons of cryogenically freezing yourself for a month, a year, or at least until whatever you're trying to avoid is a thing of the past.
Sick of it all but too afraid to call it quits for real? Weigh the pros and cons of cryogenically freezing yourself for a month, a year, or at least until whatever you're trying to avoid is a thing of the past.

CLAIM JUMPER

straight on true productions · Ages 17+ · one person show · United States of America
A Ted talk re-imagined with a central narrator and a cast of characters.
A Ted talk re-imagined with a central narrator and a cast of characters.

SACRED FOOLS brings 3 new shows to HFF19

A devised adaptation of a Greek classic about corruption, weakness & power; a hilarious tale of a highly-trained marksman/history teacher; and a heartwarming comedy about an overbearing stage mother and her hapless son attempting to stage a comeback

PWYC June 21 8:30 - RAVE REVIEWS!

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.

DOZED & CONFUSED

Carl Kozlowski fell asleep at the wheel of his car, made Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank think he died mid-interview and had to race an LA bus at 90 mph. Now he's ready to share his craziest narcoleptic misadventures with you. Strap in!

Five Pieces of Paper

How do you tell a story about the Holocaust without it being overwhelming? You sing in Yiddish, act, tell stories, puppeteer, clown, and bake... “Beautifully courageous and authentic performance. I laughed, I cried, and I was deeply moved.”