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DATING: ADULTS EMBRACING FAILURE

broken heart productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States of America
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.

LOVE LABOURS WON

rogue shakespeare · Ages 16+ · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
One of the most acclaimed plays ever to come out of the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Pick of the Fringe’ two years running. "Go see it and watch great theatre in action" 5 stars - UK Theatre Network. “This is unmissable” 5 stars – Three Weeks. “A damned good romp” 5 stars - British Theatre Guide
One of the most acclaimed plays ever to come out of the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Pick of the Fringe’ two years running. "Go see it and watch great theatre in action" 5 stars - UK Theatre Network. “This is unmissable” 5 stars – Three Weeks. “A damned good romp” 5 stars - British Theatre Guide

SNACK

elephant · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
"All of my positive parenting skills have abandoned me." Megan Dolan is having a hard day. She seeks solace in her Vitamix, tracing the roots of her smoothie addiction back to one pivotal year when her mom joined a cult, her dad joined the dating pool and her world fell apart.
"All of my positive parenting skills have abandoned me." Megan Dolan is having a hard day. She seeks solace in her Vitamix, tracing the roots of her smoothie addiction back to one pivotal year when her mom joined a cult, her dad joined the dating pool and her world fell apart.

NELL GWYNNE: A DRAMATICK ESSAYE ON ACTING AND PROSTITUTION

dr act presents... · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Nell Gwynne - Darling of Stage and Royal Bed! Whizz back to 1660s' Merry Olde Englande for a saucy look at how one of Britain's first actresses became King Charles II's mistress and a serious contributor to the role of women in theatre. With music, oranges and some Anglo-Saxon language!
Nell Gwynne - Darling of Stage and Royal Bed! Whizz back to 1660s' Merry Olde Englande for a saucy look at how one of Britain's first actresses became King Charles II's mistress and a serious contributor to the role of women in theatre. With music, oranges and some Anglo-Saxon language!

BEYOND - UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY.

written and performed by heather r. dowling · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
The story of a woman who tried on 30 jobs, in 30 years before finally doing what everyone said she couldn't. She has surrendered to her passion for performing. But now she has dirt to dish about the odd-jobs and odd-balls she's encountered along the way. Come see her now. Unemployed. Finally.
The story of a woman who tried on 30 jobs, in 30 years before finally doing what everyone said she couldn't. She has surrendered to her passion for performing. But now she has dirt to dish about the odd-jobs and odd-balls she's encountered along the way. Come see her now. Unemployed. Finally.

MERELY PLAYERS

color & light theatre ensemble · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A musical play and meta-exploration of the theatre scene about a struggling (and mostly terrible) theatre troupe attempting to put on a musical that maybe really should never have been written in the first place.
A musical play and meta-exploration of the theatre scene about a struggling (and mostly terrible) theatre troupe attempting to put on a musical that maybe really should never have been written in the first place.

FIFTY SHADES OF SHREW

broads' word theatre · United States of America
William Shakespeare's classic tale takes on a new twist with BDSM Please note: there is no late seating and is recommended to arrive 10 min early for a fun pre-show!
William Shakespeare's classic tale takes on a new twist with BDSM Please note: there is no late seating and is recommended to arrive 10 min early for a fun pre-show!

MAGNUM OPUS THEATRE PRESENTS

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!

NO TRAVELER: A COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE

penny pollak · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review

STUPID SONGS!!

stupid songs · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · United States of America
If you HATE musical theatre, if you LOVE musical theatre, this is the show for you. A night of original funny songs & parodies that will make you forget we're all going to die. For a bit.
If you HATE musical theatre, if you LOVE musical theatre, this is the show for you. A night of original funny songs & parodies that will make you forget we're all going to die. For a bit.

ORSON WELLES & SCATMAN CROTHERS IN 'A HOLLYWOOD ENDING'

pachyderm productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.

MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.

the norton school for the occasionally self-employed · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.

ALIEN VS. MUSICAL

pretzyl music - melonpool · Ages 13+ · United States of America
What happens when the world of musical theatre meets the most terrifying alien in cinema history? The award winning ALIEN VS. MUSICAL returns for 2016 and it's bigger and better than ever!
What happens when the world of musical theatre meets the most terrifying alien in cinema history? The award winning ALIEN VS. MUSICAL returns for 2016 and it's bigger and better than ever!

BREAKING BARD

the porters of hellsgate · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
BREAKING BARD posits one of humanity’s greatest questions: What if TV’s “Breaking Bad” was written by William Shakespeare? The Porters of Hellsgate present the most lamentable tragedie of Walter of Albuquerque: containing his treacherous plots, tyrannical rise to power, and most deserved death.
BREAKING BARD posits one of humanity’s greatest questions: What if TV’s “Breaking Bad” was written by William Shakespeare? The Porters of Hellsgate present the most lamentable tragedie of Walter of Albuquerque: containing his treacherous plots, tyrannical rise to power, and most deserved death.

ASSISTANTS

strong coffee productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.