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)

Chocolate Casi Amargo

Gomez/ Goldfeder Present (East Rochester, NY) presents:

Chocolate Casi Amargo

HCC Studio Theatre

Sat May 4 10:15pm, Sun May 5 5:45pm,

Mon May 6 10pm, Thurs May 9 10pm,

Sat May 11 12pm

CHOCOLATE CASI AMARGO AT 2019 TAMPA INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL. Delicious sexy hot chocolate almost bitter will be served MAY 2019 in YBOR CITY.

Elena Goldfeder and Ruben Gomez from Rochester NY will perform in the 2019 TAMPA INTERNATIONAL Fringe Festival (MAY 3-11). Candide Carrasco’s new play, CHOCOLATE CASI AMARGO (CHOCOLATE ALMOST BITTER), is a bittersweet, hysterical romp through homophobia and conservatism in the Latino community. After an evening out with “good” friends, an older Cuban couple confronts their past, their present, the boredom of everyday life, the decline of aging and – most of all – their only child’s gay lifestyle. In both English and Spanish, this play is suitable for mature audiences.

PACO: So from now on all the gay kids in the universe are your kids?

ISABEL: Sí, that is the way it is, and it is going to be, they are all my kids as long that there are people who laugh at them, and throw stone, and kill them, there are too many mothers of gay kids who checked out ,we are needed, las que se quedan y luchan.

Theatre (Drama), 1 Hour

Tickets – $15 ($12+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)

 

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)

Deep As Hell

2Sheets Theatre Co (South Portland, Maine) presents:

Deep As Hell

Silver Meteor Gallery

Sat May 4 8:45pm, Sun May 5 12pm,

Mon May 6 8:30pm, Fri May 10 8:30pm,

Sat May 11 5:45pm

Portland, Maine based 2Sheets Theater Company is travelling 2,000 miles to make art and tell stories to strangers. Deep As Hell is a 2Person sketch comedy show about Robi, who is a robot, and their creator, who isn’t. The show is interspersed with irreverently relevant scenes about belly buttons, poetry, and monkeys. There are definitely high flying switcheroos afoot. Come see boobytraps: bamboozlements: farcical and frantic scenes of fraternity, fallacy, futility, and other f-words too.

2Sheets had a semi-prolific year in 2018, mounting ten productions across three states. Their interdisciplinary approach has kept audiences on their toes and established 2Sheets as some of the highest caliber new work being created in Maine. One Portland Man described a 2Sheets show as such: ” Time and circumstance veer and shift, but not for a second do [the actors] waver from the ultimate actorly challenge: BEING PRESENT, soul and body, hearing one another!”

Comedy, 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

Man Cave

Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) presents:

Man Cave

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Fri May 3 10:45pm, Sat May 4 6pm,

Sun May 5 4:30pm, Fri May 10 9:15pm,

Sat May 11 2:45pm

Tim Mooney, of “Breakneck Hamlet” and “Breakneck Julius Caesar” fame, leaves behind his tales of the distant past, jumping ahead to the looming existential comedy awaiting us all at the tail end of climate change.

From his narrow, lonely bunker, what may be last man on Earth plays out his own theatre of the absurd to the scattered remnants of a vast, empty planet. Realizing there may not be anybody left listening, Tim turns his attention to those corners of the universe that may yet be picking up radio waves, sharing lessons in how NOT to end up like we did! Along the way, he dreams up his own radical collection of “Ten Commandments” for whatever Klingons or Vulcans might still be out there listening! Pathetic and hilarious, “Man Cave” is a rallying cry screaming out into the darkness:

“Al Gore replaced by William H Macy, with a lot more swagger and humor than the former vice president could ever manage!” (Orlando Sentinel)

This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but a few final stabs at last-minute gallows humor. It’s the performance of a lifetime… the one where we all hope the last joke’s not on us…!

Tragicomedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)