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SISTER MARY LIAR

theatre · mcgowan · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
When Carla volunteered at a convent, the sisters assumed she wanted to become a nun. She did not correct them. In fact, she lied. "Sister Mary Liar" is a solo-play about a woman trying to overcome a mountain of misunderstandings between herself and God. Written and performed by Carla Snowden.
When Carla volunteered at a convent, the sisters assumed she wanted to become a nun. She did not correct them. In fact, she lied. "Sister Mary Liar" is a solo-play about a woman trying to overcome a mountain of misunderstandings between herself and God. Written and performed by Carla Snowden.

FOUR CLOWNS: ROMEO & JULIET

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
2010 Hollywood Fringe Best in Physical Theater Award Winning troupe Four Clowns is back with their adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy of love & vengeance. “Daring & energetic, weird & wonderful.”–Huffington Post “his cast is gifted, GO!”–LA Weekly “skilled and true.”–Backstage www.fourclowns.org
2010 Hollywood Fringe Best in Physical Theater Award Winning troupe Four Clowns is back with their adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy of love & vengeance. “Daring & energetic, weird & wonderful.”–Huffington Post “his cast is gifted, GO!”–LA Weekly “skilled and true.”–Backstage www.fourclowns.org

ALL BEEPERS GO TO HEAVEN

comedy · stupid time machine · Ages 18+ · United States
In a world where we find love online and solidify friendships on Facebook, comedy group Stupid Time Machine asks, has human contact become obsolete? This satirical sketch revue salutes Nintendos, Zack-Morris-Cell-Phones, Grandma and everything else we once loved but have no current use for.
In a world where we find love online and solidify friendships on Facebook, comedy group Stupid Time Machine asks, has human contact become obsolete? This satirical sketch revue salutes Nintendos, Zack-Morris-Cell-Phones, Grandma and everything else we once loved but have no current use for.

HIGH SCHOOL (REUNION) MUSICAL

musicals and operas · the next arena · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
The hilarious and over-the-top story of a 20 year high school reunion. This is a staged reading (with live music) of an original screenplay.
The hilarious and over-the-top story of a 20 year high school reunion. This is a staged reading (with live music) of an original screenplay.

EROTIC JEWISH STORY IMPROV

comedy · jaded optimist productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Is Jewish eroticism an oxymoron? You decide. Howard Lieberman, the star of 2010's Hollywood Fringe hit "55 Minutes of Sex, Drugs and Audience Particpation" (...a storytelling tour de force..."-Paul Birchall, LA Weekly) is back with an all new, totally irreverent improv show.
Is Jewish eroticism an oxymoron? You decide. Howard Lieberman, the star of 2010's Hollywood Fringe hit "55 Minutes of Sex, Drugs and Audience Particpation" (...a storytelling tour de force..."-Paul Birchall, LA Weekly) is back with an all new, totally irreverent improv show.

FULL FRONTAL MUSIC

cabaret & variety · full frontal music productions · Ages 17+ · one person show · United States
'IF ONLY I LIKED STRIPPERS,' 'The PeniFesto,' and the rollicking 'TRANNY IN A TREE.' With original songs and monologues such as these, Sex and the Modern Man is at a crisis point. What is to be done? Sing original, bluesy pop songs, and share a few warped stories from the trenches of Guyville.
'IF ONLY I LIKED STRIPPERS,' 'The PeniFesto,' and the rollicking 'TRANNY IN A TREE.' With original songs and monologues such as these, Sex and the Modern Man is at a crisis point. What is to be done? Sing original, bluesy pop songs, and share a few warped stories from the trenches of Guyville.

MESS

theatre · violet smear creations · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A mostly funny exploration on being kind of a mess.
A mostly funny exploration on being kind of a mess.

MARTINI AND OLIVE: TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVE HANDLES

cabaret & variety · buzzworks theater company · Ages 10+ · United States
Martini & Olive are a tragically unhip 70s comedy lounge duo that perform a hilariously cheesy 60 minute variety show. “You’ll howl with delight as this happy faced duo launches into absurd medleys... a delightfully god-awful lounge act riotously over the top.” - LA Weekly
Martini & Olive are a tragically unhip 70s comedy lounge duo that perform a hilariously cheesy 60 minute variety show. “You’ll howl with delight as this happy faced duo launches into absurd medleys... a delightfully god-awful lounge act riotously over the top.” - LA Weekly

LATE NIGHT VAUDEVILLE - KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL!

cabaret & variety · hensley and montiel · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Benny & Mary have been touring the Vaudeville circuit to great success with their "Dumb Dora" sketch, Benny always being the smart one, Mary being (don't tell her) the slightly dim one. A sharp, satiric reimagining of a vintage Vaudeville "two-act" with modern undertones.
Benny & Mary have been touring the Vaudeville circuit to great success with their "Dumb Dora" sketch, Benny always being the smart one, Mary being (don't tell her) the slightly dim one. A sharp, satiric reimagining of a vintage Vaudeville "two-act" with modern undertones.

FRINGE JAM 2011: A ROAST OF BRYAN BURGESS

events & workshops · the hollywood fringe festival · Ages 18+ · United States
Join us as we celebrate the life of Mr. Bryan J Burgess with the ultimate honor in comedy: A full-on roast. Anyone who has known, loved, fought, or dined with Bryan is welcome to attend, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Bring your stories, your smile, and your PBR.
Join us as we celebrate the life of Mr. Bryan J Burgess with the ultimate honor in comedy: A full-on roast. Anyone who has known, loved, fought, or dined with Bryan is welcome to attend, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Bring your stories, your smile, and your PBR.

HOG RIOT!

theatre · dollface ensemble · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States
It’s Manhattan 1825 and the Hog Catcher is making his rounds. The Common Council has ordered him to rid the streets of the free-roaming swinish multitude. Armed with sticks, rocks, and pails of scalding water, a group of fiery young slaughterhouse girls fight for their rights- and their hogs!
It’s Manhattan 1825 and the Hog Catcher is making his rounds. The Common Council has ordered him to rid the streets of the free-roaming swinish multitude. Armed with sticks, rocks, and pails of scalding water, a group of fiery young slaughterhouse girls fight for their rights- and their hogs!

LOLLYWOOD KIDZ COMEDY SHOW

comedy · know laughing matter · Ages 6+ · family friendly · United States
LOLlywood Kidz Comedy Show features Hollywood's funniest teens performing improv, sketch comedy and stand-up. These kids will have you LOL'ing all the way to the Justin Bieber concert! Directed by Ray Chao. LOLlywood is a Know Laughing Matter Production (www.knowlaughingmatter.org)
LOLlywood Kidz Comedy Show features Hollywood's funniest teens performing improv, sketch comedy and stand-up. These kids will have you LOL'ing all the way to the Justin Bieber concert! Directed by Ray Chao. LOLlywood is a Know Laughing Matter Production (www.knowlaughingmatter.org)

A HORSE

comedy · a horse · United States
A Horse is improvised Shakespeare with a modern twist! An outrageous, fast paced show that incorporates the Bard's language in modern day situations. "The play is the thing" and the players are Jimmy Mac, Amanda Barnes, Rollin Perry and Julian Clark. A Horse is coached by the divine Jaime Moyer.
A Horse is improvised Shakespeare with a modern twist! An outrageous, fast paced show that incorporates the Bard's language in modern day situations. "The play is the thing" and the players are Jimmy Mac, Amanda Barnes, Rollin Perry and Julian Clark. A Horse is coached by the divine Jaime Moyer.

FIVE UNEASY PIECES

theatre · devoted, inc. · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.
FIVE UNEASY PIECES is an outrageous collection of unsettling character sketches. It’s a richly comic look at several exotic personalities as they face crucial moments in their lives, each with a hilarious and disturbing story. Leave your expectations at home. Performed with live jazz accompaniment.

SONGS FROM FULL FRONTAL MUSIC

cabaret & variety · full frontal music productions · Ages 17+ · United States
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