Two couples get together to discuss an altercation their children had on the playground the day before. What starts out as a civilized conversation, soon escalates into a world-win of savagery and chaos. Lines are crossed, phone calls are made, hamsters are murdered, vomit is induced, and rum is drank. Join Stendhal X on this shamelessly immersive journey.
Struggling to craft his magnum opus, an artist pieces together fragments of his past. He debates with another side of himself about which parts of his life should be used as inspiration and which should be hidden from the rest of the world.
Which aspects of ourselves do we put on display for people to understand who we truly are? How do we craft the image of ourselves to be its most beautiful?
An exploration of a transgender experience, Re:Construct confronts the process of creating an image unique to the self only to satisfy the expectations of others.
Jim Loucks’ rollicking solo performance, based loosely on his childhood, told in his Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by his days as Chief of Police. As he nears the end of his life, he seeks redemption through teaching his grandson to respect life and to respect himself. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero. Winner- “Best Solo Performance”- Tucson Fringe 2017.
“Loucks has the master storyteller’s art locked.” CRITIC’S PICK Cincinnati CityBeat
“Loucks is an excellent performer, and theatergoers should watch for him in any future shows. The Biscuiteater is recommended for all.” Central Texas Live Theatre
“A powerful piece about guns, death, and dignity.” Arts in LA
Written & Performed by Jim Loucks
Directed & Developed by Lisa Chess
Produced by Deb Loucks
The Lady Chamberlain
Stuck in the villain Richard’s winter of discontent, Margaret is lost. A former Queen, mother, and warrior, Margaret is alone and haunted by the ghosts of her past. She knows she has one role: to stop Richard. But how? And at what cost?
Running parallel to Shakespeare’s Richard III, Anjou is the story of the deposed Queen Margaret, and her fight to be heard.
A woman confined in purgatory grapples with fractured memories of her life. Inspired by the work of avant-garde filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Maya Deren, Becoming delves into a stream of consciousness exploration of our identities and their ongoing metamorphosis of continued motion through discontinued space. Developed at the Emerging Creators Unit at Buddies. Directed by Liz Peterson.
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz
Janice Israeloff & Michael Smith
Comedian and Recreation Therapist Janice Israeloff shares stories of the horror and joy of aging: a geriatric survivor’s guide drawn from personal experiences of growing old while providing therapy for very old people with Alzheimer’s. Be prepared to laugh and cry. BYOAD (Bring Your Own Adult Diapers).
“…a stand-and-deliver approach…moving, funny and uplifting…” – Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator.
A romantic comedy with a big heart on. Computer dating in your 50’s sucks and blows but sometimes that’s a good thing. Join our hero on his journey of surviving and celebrating love, sex, distance, kinda open relationships, and dad bods. Losing yourself and finding what you really want? That’s a reason to swipe right.
3 reasons why you should come and see DATING MYSELF:
1) Where else can you laugh at a naked, grown man with a less than perfect body and not feel like an asshole?
2) Because we’ve all been confused about love, sex, relationships, middle age, distance relationships or internet dating. If you’ve never been confused by any of these things, then go see one of the other awesome fringe shows, this one will confuse you.
3) Because neurotic, big-hearted, romantic comedies are awesome.
Warning: contains nudity.
Hannah GIbson-Fraser and Jodi Morden
Rachel and Zoe, sit down with a bottle of wine to face the reality of Rachel’s pending nuptials. Reflecting on awkward sexual encounters, failed relationships, painful mistakes, and the “occasional” drunken night in search for a “soul mate”. Is it really the American dream Rachel is looking for? Or the continued support of Zoe, while she makes the biggest decision of her life.
2 actors. 12 characters. 45 minutes.
Two actors bring to life twelve characters in their mid twenties, already parents or still kids themselves, longing for the past or projecting into the future. As they slalom through life, they attempt to find “purpose” through work, dance, murder and procreation.
Costume changes and sound cues happen on stage in this original drama, giving the audience an intimate glimpse into the characters’ lives.
Ryan Borochovitz, Caitlin Hart and Letycia Henriques
Like a tale as old as time only more woke. The Beast shows Belle his huge library in the hopes that she falls madly in love with him, except it doesn’t work out like that. Instead she ends up reading philosophy, and educates his servants on how they are actually his slaves, starting an uprising. Will the servants be human again? Will Belle marry the Beast? Will the Beast and Gaston become bros?