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WIGFIELD

comedy · ruckus rockwell & the unknown artists · Ages 17+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America
Wigfield - the can-do town that just may not! - is shadowed by the Bulkwaller Dam, a structure the government wants to tear down. The "residents" (squatters) of Wigfield must prove they are a town worth saving and maybe, even recognizing.
Wigfield - the can-do town that just may not! - is shadowed by the Bulkwaller Dam, a structure the government wants to tear down. The "residents" (squatters) of Wigfield must prove they are a town worth saving and maybe, even recognizing.

THE HUMAN[OID] EXPERIENCE

ensemble theatre · the naked plumber · Ages 17+ · includes nudity · world premiere · 45 mins · United States of America
To begin her first novel, a cynical writer must resist the temptation to fill the void left by the nonsensical death of her admired brother. However, her only writing apparatus is her indentured humanoid—a Personal Robot stocked with Netflix, porn, and existential angst.
To begin her first novel, a cynical writer must resist the temptation to fill the void left by the nonsensical death of her admired brother. However, her only writing apparatus is her indentured humanoid—a Personal Robot stocked with Netflix, porn, and existential angst.

BOUND

solo performance · chaz hodges · Ages 13+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
‘Bound’ is a one woman show that delves into the minds of the young black women preyed upon by famous musician, R. Kelly.
‘Bound’ is a one woman show that delves into the minds of the young black women preyed upon by famous musician, R. Kelly.

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME!

ensemble theatre · aztec economy · Ages 13+ · 75 mins · United States of America
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Learn More at NewYorkIsDead.Net
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Learn More at NewYorkIsDead.Net

ORANGUTAN

solo performance · orangutan · Ages 15+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
ORANGUTAN is a haunting and absurd one-woman show about the mother of a brutish (slightly orange) would-be dictator, and the tribalism that’s tearing our country apart. FOR MEDIA/PRESS REVIEW TICKETS CONTACT THE PUBLICIST: KUKER & LEE PR at: [email protected]
ORANGUTAN is a haunting and absurd one-woman show about the mother of a brutish (slightly orange) would-be dictator, and the tribalism that’s tearing our country apart. FOR MEDIA/PRESS REVIEW TICKETS CONTACT THE PUBLICIST: KUKER & LEE PR at: [email protected]

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.

solo performance · makha mthembu productions · Ages 14+ · one person show · 24 mins · United States of America
1992 and South Africa is changing. But for one History teacher who grew up during Apartheid, making it through the first day of the school year, and her all white class being racially desegregated, is all the history she needs for one day.
1992 and South Africa is changing. But for one History teacher who grew up during Apartheid, making it through the first day of the school year, and her all white class being racially desegregated, is all the history she needs for one day.

ROOTS: AN EVENING OF WORLD PREMIERE SHORT PLAYS

ensemble theatre · theatre of note · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America
ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts is four wonderfully strange world premiere short plays that usher audiences through the complexity of the human condition.
ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts is four wonderfully strange world premiere short plays that usher audiences through the complexity of the human condition.

GUILT

ensemble theatre · cyanide theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
A man searching for a phantom armadillo. A priest breaking from her faith. Former Hollywood Fringe vets team up to present two original short plays: ‘The Holy Name of Apostasy’ by Ryan Lisman, and ‘Man vs. Armadillo’ by Benjamin Schwartz.
A man searching for a phantom armadillo. A priest breaking from her faith. Former Hollywood Fringe vets team up to present two original short plays: ‘The Holy Name of Apostasy’ by Ryan Lisman, and ‘Man vs. Armadillo’ by Benjamin Schwartz.

BOXING LESSONS

ensemble theatre · the new american theatre · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 85 mins · United States of America
LA TIMES CRITICS' CHOICE! One family, a three-legged dog, and a gazillion secrets New dark comedy by John Bunzel, directed by Jack Stehlin
LA TIMES CRITICS' CHOICE! One family, a three-legged dog, and a gazillion secrets New dark comedy by John Bunzel, directed by Jack Stehlin

THE BACKLINERS

comedy · the backliners · 90 mins · United States of America
The Backliners are an up-and-coming improv team! They envision a world where improv has become a widely accepted and sought after form of entertainment. The team has sold out shows in venues such as Room 41, Secret Rose Theater and Flappers Comedy Club. Let's have a laugh!
The Backliners are an up-and-coming improv team! They envision a world where improv has become a widely accepted and sought after form of entertainment. The team has sold out shows in venues such as Room 41, Secret Rose Theater and Flappers Comedy Club. Let's have a laugh!

TO RICHARD!

ensemble theatre · pale horse craft · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 70 mins · United States of America
A white lady and a Latino man cross paths in the woods of Connecticut. Chaos ensues. Hilarity abounds. There may be hugging. From Hollywood Fringe & Edinburgh Fringe award winning writer-director. Discount code HUG for $10 tickets. (Tight on cash? Limited pay-what-you-can tickets each show!)
A white lady and a Latino man cross paths in the woods of Connecticut. Chaos ensues. Hilarity abounds. There may be hugging. From Hollywood Fringe & Edinburgh Fringe award winning writer-director. Discount code HUG for $10 tickets. (Tight on cash? Limited pay-what-you-can tickets each show!)

Cirque du Giselle

Cirque du Giselle is a dark & tragic love story of deceit, heartbreak, consequences, & redemption – where love eventually triumphs over vengeance from the grave & beyond. Brought to life on the stage in a swirl of aerial & cirque magic!

WHAT I NEVER TOLD YOU

Sometimes love becomes transparent, but is it too late? Through the course of one evening, Nick and Alysha ultimately remind themselves how deep their love is. A knock on the door, however, brings the world crashing down around them.

Promo code thx for free tix (6.8 & 6.14)

Have you ever lived with someone and it didn't work out? Like a manic, time-jumping fever dream- Bobbie and August recreate all of their highs and lows of their relationship. Only, they have differing memories and perceptions of the events.

SYLUS 2020

The most evil man in the world, Sylus Rothchild is running for president! Join him and his campaign manager Dragon puppet in this fast paced, dark comedy.