Squeeze My Cans

Cathy Schenkelberg (Studio City, CA) presents:

Squeeze My Cans

HCC Studio Theatre

Fri May 3 8:30pm, Sat May 4 4:30pm,

Sun May 5 6pm, Thurs May 9 7pm,

Sat May 11 2:45pm

A true journey into and out of Scientology.
 
“Moving, hilarious, heart-breaking and redemptive. Lets you experience for yourself how Scientology devours money and lives.” Chicago Reader
 
“Schenkelberg easily switches characters and time periods with dizzying energy, that is both exhilarating and electrifying.” Edge Media
 
At the top of the best performed, brilliantly written, elegantly directed one person shows I have ever seen.” Buzz News.
 
#2 of the TOP TEN local professional theater 2017 Tampa Bay Times
Pick of the Fringe EDINBURGH (2017)Hollywood (2016) Calgary, Vancouver (2018)

Storytelling/Theatre (drama), 73 Min

Tickets – $16 ($13+3)

Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard!

Dandy Darkly (Brooklyn, NY) presents:

Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard!

HCC Studio Theatre

Thurs May 2 8:30pm, Sat May 4 9pm,

Sun May 5 9:15pm, Fri May 9:45pm,

Sat May 11 4:30pm

“Where were you the night the Gaybird Steamer ran off her tracks?” Resplendent storyteller Dandy Darkly returns with another audacious hour of hypnotic Southern Gothic grotesquery: creepy robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and inbred rednecks freaks — oh, and trains! Dandy Darkly’s latest follows the lives of the survivors that tragic Halloween night; from the little boy chased by the ghosts that still haunt her as an adult — to the cruel Colonel buried in his bunker, tinkering with his sinister toys. Named a top performance of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe (The Stage) and winner of “Best Show” at the 2018 San Francisco Fringe. Critically acclaimed. Award winning. The less you know, the better. Simply “Go. See. Dandy!”

Storytelling, LGBTQ, Horror, Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)

 

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés?

World Laughs (Victoria, Australia) presents:

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés?

Silver Meteor Gallery

Fri May 3 7pm, Sat May 4 6pm,

Sun May 5 1:30pm, Thurs May 10 8:30pm,

Sat May 11 10:15pm

One man. One beard. One backpack. One-way ticket. No idea!

★★★★★ ‘Born-performer’ FreshAir

★★★★½ ‘Hilarious’ VueWeekly

SOLD OUT London, Edinburgh, Singapore, Edmonton,

Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Montreal, Calgary.

Shortlisted BEST Comedy – Perth 2017

Nominated BEST Comedy – Montreal 2018

Award-winning Storyteller – The Moth

‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ follows the wild adventures & hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian performing stand-up comedy to survive in countries that never had it. In English AND Spanish. No big deal. If you’ve ever felt like learning a new language, packing up and travelling the world or simply going on holiday, well this show might NOT be for you!

Direct from Australia, don’t miss your chance to see the show that’s sold-out worldwide. An hilarious and heart-warming hour of laughs with a natural storyteller.  

‘Robbed, arrested, held up at knife point, riots, earthquakes, drug smuggling & prostitution. Marcus Ryan came close to death on an epic journey hitchhiking his way through Latin America.

“I met some weird and wonderful characters I’d like to introduce to you. I came home with a beard, a debt and bloody great stories! I invested a year and a half of my life. I reckon it’s worth an hour of yours.”

Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $16 ($13+3)

Black Wool Jacket

bike circus (Toronto, Canada) presents:

Black Wool Jacket

Silver Meteor Gallery

Fri May 3 8:30pm, Sat May 4 1:30pm,

Sun May 5 4:15pm, Thurs May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 8:45pm

Black Wool Jacket was born in the bowels of a seedy nightclub, and grew into a one woman storytelling piece that pits curious academic against a hoard of lost coat check claim tickets.

When bookish PhD student Nat finds herself in desperate need of a side job, she takes on a gig checking jackets deep in the heart of Toronto’s late-night entertainment district – a far cry from her usual Friday nights at a library desk. But behind a desk of a very different kind, Nat has front-row seats to the strangest show in town: the nightclub. Armed with an ear for eavesdropping, Nat’s nights at coat check write themselves into battles of Shakespearian proportions: mistaken identities, heartfelt soliloquies, and a tempest of passions unleashed upon the coat check counter, all recorded (mostly) verbatim. From the unbelievable to the inconceivable, the hilarious to the unsavory, Black Wool Jacket retraces the stories that people share, when they think no one is listening or likely to remember in the morning. Are you ready?

Storytelling, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)

It’s Hard to Explain

Ed Wolf Presents (San Francisco, California) presents:

It’s Hard to Explain

Silver Meteor Gallery

Thurs May 2 7pm, Sat May 4 4:30pm,

Sun May 5 7:15pm, Fri May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 1:30pm

Ed Wolf was born in New York, raised in Florida, and lives in San Francisco. He’s ecstatic to present “It’s Hard To Explain,” the audience favorite from San Francisco’s EXIT Theatre’s Storytelling Festival, June 2018. Working in the HIV/AIDS field since 1983, as chronicled in the award-winning documentary “We Were Here,” he’s told stories of growing up in Florida and the early days of the AIDS epidemic in California at Film Festivals in Sundance, Berlin, Kiev (Ukraine) and St. Petersburg (Russia). In San Francisco he’s performed at Oasis, The Lost Church, National Queer Arts Festival, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Verdi Club, The Swedish American Hall, Brava Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and many others. His stories have been recorded on multiple pod-casts, including Audible.com, and he is the voice of Stew in the on-line animation series The Deer-in-Between. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco; The Bay Area Reporter; The National Library of Poetry; Rebel Yell: Gay Men of the South; The AIDS Reader; Queer and Catholic; Fray: Sex and Death; Christopher Street and The James White Review. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1996.

Storytelling, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $13 ($10+3)

I Should’ve Just Married David Neilson in Kindergarten

Downstairs Lady Theater Productions (Winter Garden, FL) presents:

I Should’ve Just Married David Neilson in Kindergarten

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Thurs May 2 7pm, Sat May 4 12pm,

Sun May 5 3pm, Fri May 10 10:45pm,

Sat May 11 8pm

The only thing Carol has had a  harder time with, besides her writer’s block, is her love life. So why not combine the two, and make it SUPER painful!

From her first love, to a disastrous first kiss, online dating, really bad dates, and even worse sex – Carol uses her humor to navigate through treacherous perils.

There are plenty of trolls along the way, but this is not your typical Fairy Tale

Join this modern day Tinderella as she takes you on a journey through the good, the bad, and the “What the Actual F***?!” to finding love and her happily ever after.

Serio-Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $10 +$3 FSF = $13

No, YOU Can’t Return Discount Shrimp!

Bessie Jean Productions (Winnipeg, Canada) presents:

No, YOU Can’t Return Discount Shrimp!

Fri May 3 8pm, Sat May 4 7:30pm,

Sun May 5 9:45pm, Thurs May 9 7pm,

Sat May 11 1:30pm

A dark comedy about the customer who is NOT always right.

By comedian, raconteur, and Fringe Festival cult favourite Bill Pats.

“ Dave, an aggressively aggressive young man who gets banned from retail outlets almost as often as he goes to them.  Dave’s anger issues and inability to just leave it alone converge with the aforementioned shrimp to take him on a bizarre, funny and cleverly plotted journey that’s sometimes insightful, and sometimes just morbidly profane. ” – CBC

Dave bought discount shrimp.  Rotten shrimp. Dave decides to return the shrimp because, well, “What was I supposed to do?”  His attempt at retail redemption triggers a series of events that no one could have predicted. Dave should have just eaten the shrimp…

Comedy, 45 min

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)