One summer evening, five friends gather to drink and celebrate a big accomplishment. Over the course of the party, tensions arise and truths are revealed as the group comes to terms with who they were, who they are, and who they are about to become. How To Adult, a serio-comedy in the style of hyper-realism, embraces and celebrates our constant-evolving identities, relationships, and personhoods.
Otto Sparks and Reggie Spencer are two online activists with dreams of changing the world. When Otto decides to take a leap out from behind the computer and into the business of vigilante justice, he and Reggie are cast on an adventure that sets them on a collision course with colorful characters and powerful figures they only thought existed in comic books. But how will they know who the bad guys are? And do the good guys ever really win?
The second Hollywood Fringe project from writer/actor John Patrick Daly, following 2018’s Encore winner New Kid on the Block, How I Became A Superhero is a tale of humor, heart, and what it really takes to be someone amazing. Taken from the website.
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“And Now It’s All This!” follows John Lennon during the height of Beatlemania in 1966 when he made his infamous quote that “the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.” From the moment John says these words, we see him and the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein grappling with the fallout with the American Press; with the burning of Beatles records and the numerous death threats to every member of the group. Should John be forced to apologize for mere words that he believes are a fact? And if he doesn’t, what then? In this present day where celebrities apologize almost daily for their thoughts on social media – “And Now It’s All This!” captures a moment in history when a Beatle turned from lovable moptop to that legendary peacenik and activist that the world grew to love and respect.
June 15 – June 28,2019
James Fritz’s Start Swimming is a surrealistic play drenched in political upheaval that asks what power young people have to create change. In a room: there are five people with nothing to go on other than their instincts and their desire to live. Is it worth taking risks when a misstep can destroy all they’ve worked for? How do they fight the unseen powers, that manipulate their fear in an attempt to abuse control…all when the rules keep changing? Using Pavlovian consequences, Orwellian overtones, and theatre of cruelty style, this play questions authority, the definition of freedom, and explores the journey of resistance and revolution. Taken from the website.
June 16 – June 29,2019
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Stranded outside of a bar at 2AM on Halloween in L.A., four young women, dressed in what’s left of their costumes, deal with an existential crisis, some shenanigans, Magic Mike, and Frankenstein’s monster, all while waiting for an elusive Uber that someone was supposed to call…but maybe didn’t?! Taken from the website.
June 15 – June 26,2019
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Shakespeare’s lost play: The Porters of Hellsgate present DOUBLE FALSEHOOD by Lewis Theobald, adapted from the lost manuscript of CARDENIO by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. This adaptation of Shakespeare’s play reemerged in the 18th century. 55-minutes; directed by Alex Parker. Taken from the website.
June 6 – June 16,2019
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The Color Collective is a comedy variety show featuring women and POCs in everything from music and dance to stand-up and sketch comedy, The Color Collective strives to be a show for all people, where we can tackle topics that typically aren’t (or can’t) be covered by others. Our goal is to make the audience laugh and see past our color or gender and to be sure that the point of view of minorities and women are always heard.
Inspired by In Living Color, Chappelles’s Show, and other variety shows of the past, we show that smart, unique comedy can come in all shades. We want to highlight artists that may not always get the same spotlight as others of a different color or gender. Taken from the website.
GRAIL PROJECT IS BACK!! Last year’s OVATION AWARD WINNER (BEST ENSEMBLE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CHOREOGRAPHER) returns to LA. Theatre Movement Bazaar continues its investigation into classic texts, this time inspired by the Arthur Legend and Grail Myth. Co-creators and company founders, Kronis + Alger, are joined by an ensemble of 9 actors to present this surprising and dynamic new work. GRAILPROJECT guides us through the labyrinthine intrigues of Arthurian court life, then spins out into Perceval’s Quest for the Holy Grail and his Squire’s longing to be a knight. One of the most influential myths of the Western world is given a contemporary voice in this woven tapestry of original text, song, dance, humor, and expressive physicality. Taken from the website.