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Are You Getting Your Full Hollywood Fringe Benefits?

Now in our fifth year as an official sponsor of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, we are once again proud to be offering a variety of benefits exclusive to all those participants out there.We just want to make sure you’re not missing out and are taking full advantage of the tens of thousands of page views we get here at the Lemon that always ramp up during the Fringey month of June.So let’s take a look at some of those now, shall we?THE 2015 BITTER LEMONS HOLLYWOOD FRINGE BENEFITSDeeply ...
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Last Chance to Take Advantage of all Your Hollywood Fringe Benefits Here at the Lemon: Ads, Promotions, Reviews and More...

The Hollywood Fringe Previews begin tomorrow and the Festival officially gets under way on June 11, so time is a-wastin’ to take advantage of all the Fringe Benefits we’re offering here at the Lemon. Check it:The 2015 Bitter Lemons Hollywood Fringe Benefits- Create a show page. It’s free of charge and it gets your show all up in the grill of every LemonHead who visits our site, which will be in the tens of thousands during the month of June. Plus it’s easy to do. Create an account, ...
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"Dead Dog" Digs Up Some Worthy Bones

There’s much to like in 2:20 Production’s Dead Dog’s Bone: A Birthday Party. The title is not one of them, unfortunately. For me a title is supposed to illuminate the heart and essence of a story, or perhaps to arouse interest or incite engagement with a theme. This one, on the other hand – like so many play titles with endless colons and dashes and semi-colons and sub titles and post scripts like “the musical” pasted on the end of already known titles – just confuses me. Bu...
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"The Poe Show" Fun and Highjinks With A Dead Poet!

The overture of the Hollywood Fringe, that month long medley of theatrical artistry, orchestrated by the vast L.A. creative community and others, has sounded its first note, with a show it pleases me to report is about as pitch perfect as can be.  But don’t expect a serenade by the elegant bassoon, refined piccolo or exquisite viola.  This is more like a “Concerto for kazoo and whoopee cushion.”In truth, “The Poe Show” is as classically fringe as fringe can be.Edgar Allan...
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LA Times Highlights the Good, Bad and the Ugly of the Bitter Lemons Imperative

And there’s a little bit of all three here. But I was surprised to see an academic actually look at it calmly and reasonably and come to the conclusion, “Well let’s wait and see…” rather than the knee jerk reaction of the Torch and Pitchfork crowd.Here’s that snippet from the article:Joe Saltzman, a professor of journalism and communications at USC, said that words such as “appalled” and “atrocity” flashed in his mind when he first heard what Bitter Lemons ...
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"Starfucking" Works

“The moment I saw your head shot….”Only in Los Angeles would this line be an entre into licentiousness, so “Starfu*king” by Sharon Lintz, now enjoying its premiere as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, covers terrain that is immediately recognizable to LAers.In six vignettes Lintz provides us with characters caught up in differing complications of sensuality and identity which form the crux of desires.First you have Martin (Stephen DeCordova), a producer addressing himself to an un...
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This Updated "Cyrano" Gets a Good Jump but Loses the Race by More than a Nose

It’s a play whose time has come: An updating of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in which the educated but less-than-gorgeous Cyrano is transformed into a young gay man in West Hollywood who is navigating the waters of dating in our rapid technological age. The less cultured Christian, penned by Rostand in 1897 as Cyrano’s underling both socially and militarily, is here converted into Cyrano’s better-looking roommate and BFF.In the original play, Cyrano’s self-esteem about his looks ...