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The Actual Dance is a graceful and inspiring love story. It is theater that opens a rare window into the mind and soul of a husband and caregiver. Audiences are transfixed as the actor weaves in and out of a mystical ballroom getting ready to do what he could not imagine.
When first noticing his wife at the age of sixteen, Sam could not predict the profound connection they would share—they are two halves of the same whole. In their 33rd year of marriage, that love was tested…and the ringing in Sam's ear was not as one would expect, in fact it was an orchestra, playing the music of his life--The Actual Dance.
Chalk is a hilarious and unexpected one-man show that's guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. A playful and poignant homage to class silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this romantic romp sure to "Draw You In."
Julia never bought a baby before. Okay, she's adopting, but the agency sure makes her feel like she's buying a baby. Couples competing in the free market of love. Bad ovaries but good credit? Step right up! Did you know some kids are discounted? A black baby—which is what Julia and her wife are seeking—costs 1/2 of a white baby. Almost makes Julia and Amy want to run out and start a chapter of the Black Panthers - and Amy's white! The one saving grace is that the waiting time for adopting a black child is six months instead of the two years it takes for a white baby. Oh wait, a gay couple? Make that a year. What's that? Julia is a recovering alcoholic? And she's insisting on including that info in their Dear Birth Mother letter? Make that anywhere between 2 years and… Hilary Clinton's second term! But only five days after signing the contract at the adoption agency, a bomb drops…
Two independently created solo works exploring the experience of psychosis from different perspectives.
Cleaning Out the Fridge grapples with the fear of becoming one's parents, and more specifically, the implications when a parent suffers from mental illness.
A Taking into Question: Pixelated is a firsthand expression of one woman's own experience living with a psychological diagnosis. The pieces integrate movement, music, visual art, puppetry, and a sense of humor to convey personal stories.
An invisible thruple fantasy, a dental therapy visit, and an unfortunate bodysuit incident are all part of Mindy Raf's new solo comedy show, Keeping My Kidneys. Mindy weaves a fresh, tightly constructed, narrative around modern love and relationships. As the romantic comedy is dismantled, you might even end up asking yourself, "could I ever do that?"
Writer and performer Amy Marcs will perform an encore run of her wildly successful one-woman show, Nice T!ts!. Nice T!ts! is a comedic exploration of Marcs' roller-coaster experience with cancer and its effect on her perceptions of femininity, womanhood, confidence and mortality. It's a unique perspective full of humor and heart-felt honesty.
What happens when a boy wakes up to find out that puberty has turned his body into a mustache? Mark Pagán presents the only coming-of-age story involving mysterious stubble patches, etiquette tutorials, Teddy Pendergrass, treasure trails, Russian lasers, fake cancer scares, clandestine salon visits, and wax. Lots of wax.
This year's 4-day festival features 125 world premiere solo comedies and 6 encore performances by artists from across the country, Canada and England - from traditional solo show artists to sketch, storytelling, stand-up, musicians, dance, drag, puppetry, magic, multi-media, improv, cabaret, and clowning.
Notable participants include celebrated storyteller Adam Wade with his new show, "Music in My Life: Stories About Songs"; playwright Matt Cox's (Puffs) Bob Ross riff "Happy Little Trees: A Bobyssy"; encores of Canadian solo artist Polly Esther's Star Trek-recovery-themed "Dammit, Jim! I'm a Comedienne, Not a Doctor" and the critically acclaimed 2016 Edinburgh Fringe multimedia spectacle, "Harmon Leon's Big Fat Racist Show."