A powerful cabal of insiders allows a new face into their group. Guided by a wily puppet master, the outsider grows in influence and soon threatens the power structure that created it. It could be the state of American politics, but it could also be THE ABCs, the pop-culture-soaked story of teen clique warfare now playing at Hollywood Fringe. Sarah Cho’s insightful, spirited direction and Monica Trausch’s snappy script offer laughs and timely social criticism from beginning to end. With pitch-perfect casting and dialogue that feels ripped from your social-media feed, THE ABCs is sure to be a standout hit.