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The Hollywood Fringe is in full-on fourth gear mode. Festival Director / Fringe Founder Ben Hill with his “crack team of Fringe shipmates” have made it very easy for you to better organize your festival journey. Go to www.hollywoodfringe.org to explore all of the events on tap for the month. Make sure to browse through the calendar section of the 375 shows detailed there. By clicking on the date(s) you plan attending, you’ll be able to make note the every play or event and the times and venues of each. Mapping out your evenings beforehand will enable you to cover as many shows as possible.

Preview week is June 1st through June 6. Fringe Opening Party: Wednesday, June 7. Festival show’s official run begin June 8 through June 25. Please note, that several show stand-outs sometimes are often allotted for extensions, so please continue to check the Fringe website as well as the TVolution website.

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Now to add to the shows previously highlighted, are details on a few more standouts below. Titles to check out:

Electricity by Terry RayELECTRICITY

“…a new comedy / drama that explores the journey of two gay men who hook up in a motel room after their tenth high school reunion in a small town in Ohio. Gary is so closeted that he hides behind an invented a wife, and Brad is so reckless that he kills his pain with sex, drugs and alcohol because he can’t see far enough into the future to believe he has one. Despite their differences, they have a connection that they can’t ignore which draws them back to that same hotel room, and to each other, for every successive reunion. The story chronicles their journey through the immense changes that happened for the LGBT community between 1983 and 2013, from a world where silence equaled death, to one where equality might just be a reality if they can only believe that they deserve it. Electricity is a gay story that is surprisingly relatable to anyone who has struggled with relationships.”

Electricity

Written By Terry Ray

Starring Kevin Scott Allen & Terry Ray

Produced by Michael Darner / TMD Productions

Directed by Steven Rosenbaum

Where:

Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Boulevard

For Tickets and Information:

http://hff17.com/4618

Learn More at facebook.com/ElectricityThePlay/

 

Springloaded-Fringe 2017SPRINGLOADED🚀

“…In Springloaded, a woman finds herself untethered and unhappy within the fast passing years. Out of good ideas, she turns to face her younger selves, expecting she can easily restore her lost faith and belief in herself by revisiting the simpler, happier times of the past. What could possibly go wrong? She dives in with her heart and eyes wide open, reflecting back with stories and original songs, and along the way she finds what’s been hidden only a step away…her whole, authentic undiscovered self. Springloaded is a musical meditation on lost years, forgotten dreams, delinquent DNA…and discovery.”

Springloaded is

Produced, Composed, Written and Performed by Singer Songwriter, Stage and Screen Veteran Margot Rose

Director/Dramaturge: Terrie Silverman

Musical Director: Alicia Morgan

Musical Supervisor/Assoc. Producer: MJ Denton

Social Media Coordinator: Heidi Cox

Where:

Hudson Guild Theatre

6539 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

For Additional Information:

http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4355

 

 

Keith Huff - A Steady Rain
A STEADY RAIN

 

“Joey and Denny are Chicago cops and lifelong friends. After being passed over for detective promotions the third time in a row, it’s obvious that Denny’s aversion to following protocol, Joey’s drinking problem, and dual formal reprimands from the department are stonewalling their careers. When a domestic disturbance call takes a twisted turn, a severe lapse in judgement begins to unravel their trust and loyalty.

“Told entirely by the two characters, this story rips, seamlessly, between individual recounting and live action.  It’s increasingly apparent, however, that the two sides of their story don’t add up.”

A Steady Rain

Starring Andy Hoff (Joey) and R.J. DeBard (Denny)

Written by: Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American

Crime)

Directed by prominent Hollywood acting coach or: John Kirby (The

Age of Adeline, The Count of Monte Cristo, Stick It).

Lighting Design: Donny Jackson

Design: Mike Flannery

Where:

The John Kirby Studio
1510 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

For Additional Information:

www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4769

 

Chris Wollman - Sacred BeastsTHE SACRED BEASTS

“In his Fringe debut, Chris Wollman’s poignant comedy highlights the dynamic and drama-fueled friendship between Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles that spanned the decades.”

“In The Sacred Beasts, the booze and resentment-soaked real life friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles is conjured in three scenes spanning three decades with the besotted wordsmiths played by different actors in each stage of their lives.”

“In my research, I found a number of interesting parallels between the two men, both personally and professionally,” says author Wollman, “and thought their stories and friendship would be an interesting way to address a number  of issues we’re experiencing today regarding the prevalence of toxic masculinity and pride, amongst other things. Plus, I just thought it would be funny.”

The Sacred Beasts

Written and Directed by Chris Wollman

Performed by:

Hunter Saling
Craig Woolson
Jerome St. Jerome
John Patrick Davis
David Gallic
Richard Malmos

Where:

Asylum @ The Underground Theatre
1314 N. Wilton Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028

For Tickets and Information:

http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4589

 

Cherise Pascual -Herpes-A Love StoryHERPES: A LOVE STORY. 

 

Herpes: A Love Story is a multimedia extravaganza that features voice overs, musical parodies, audience interaction and at least one dance fueled by clouds of “cocaine.” It’s a unique survival story that confronts a subject that’s relatable to anyone who is, has been, or might be sexually active…but plays out in a loud, energetic cavalcade of sex, self-discovery and inspiration. Think The Vagina Monologues meets Point Break Live. Though somewhat raunchy and, at times, “raw as hell,” it respects the boundaries of good taste while helping to educate as well as remove some of the stigma that goes along with this particular disease. In the end, this festive and bold solo show preaches self-love and responsibility and respect to yourself and others. According to Pascual, ‘I make herpes fun.’

“After her first time at age 14, Cherise Pascual was addicted to sex. At age 32, she was diagnosed as an Asymptomatic Carrier for herpes. Despite it being a non-fatal disease stemming from nothing more than the folly of youth, the shame, depression, negative self-image and other ramifications of contracting herpes nearly killed her. Her journey through living with the disease, and the addictions, psychological trauma and self-loathing that came with it, is a story that needs to be told…in Cherry’s own…ahem…special way.”

Herpes: A Love Story

Written and performed by Cherise Pascual

Directed by: Jessica Lynn Johnson

Where:

Studio/Stage
520 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

For Tickets and More Information:

www.hff17.org/4504

 

Heather Keller - Chemo BarbieCHEMO BARBIE

 

“Chemo Barbie is an inspiring story told with painful honesty, comedic charm and tear-jerking dignity that takes you into the mind of a cancer patient from diagnosis to treatment. Keller shows what a patient goes through from doctor meetings, testing, treatments and people’s reactions around them. It shows the strength and support that develops with some friends and family while others shy away or leave altogether. Crafted from Heather’s hand-written journals, videos, texts, emails, storytelling and an online chronicling of her experience, Chemo Barbie is a show spoken and performed from the heart that tells the gritty, funny, heartbreaking and uplifting journey of a young woman conquering cancer while living life as normal as possible.”

“When I was diagnosed, I had insane decisions to make, difficult things to choose,” Keller said. “I survived and I’m trying to do something positive from a negative. I’ve had many people come up to me after performing pieces from this show and they feel connection to the story whether it’s cancer or another tragedy that hit their family.”

Chemo Barbie

Written and performed by Heather Keller

Directed and Developed by: Jessica Lynn Johnson

Where:

Asylum @ Studio C

6448 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

For Tickets and Information

www.hff17.4393

 

Ernest Kearney in Ingersoll Speaks!INGERSOLL SPEAKS!


THE GREATEST AMERICAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

Ernest Kearney has adapted the works and words of one “Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) Civil War veteran, Republican powerbroker and the most influential intellectual in American history; a tireless activist, Ingersoll supported equal rights for minorities, the right of women to vote and opposed capital punishment.

He was seen and heard by more Americans than any man in our history before the advent of film and radio

An advocate for science and the separation of church and state,
he was the most outspoken foe of religion this country has ever known, and the father of America’s Golden Age of Freethought.”

“The future historian will rank Robert G. Ingersoll peerless among the great…” Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“The name Robert Ingersoll is in the pantheon of the world.” Eugene Debs
“I have only but known two truly great men. Abraham Lincoln and Robert Ingersoll.” Frederick Douglass.

Adapted and performed by Ernest Kearney (Creator of Out My Window —Fringe 2014 re-staged at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble & My Alamo War Best of the Fringe 2016)

Directed by Dennis Gersten

Produced by David Nairne & Marlene Kearney

Where:

Asylum @ Studio C
6448 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

For Tickets and More Information:

http://hff17.com/4615

 

The Hollywood Fringe:  Click HERE for the detail on more shows.

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TVolution Founder and Managing Editor DARWYN CARSON completed a six-year stint as Managing Editor of Leonard Maltin’s Annual Movie Guide in 2015. She has been covering film since her early association with entertainment journalist Michael Symanski at Zap2It.com. She also covered film and restaurant news in her column Carson’s Corner for a variety of social publications. Her articles have appeared on Zap2It, Indiewire, leonardmaltin.com and, of course, The TVolution. Follow Darwyn @bnoirlikeme. Follow The TVolution @thetvolution. Please Like The TVolution on Facebook.

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