TAGGED WITH DARK COMEDY

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ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS

In this action-packed comedy, Lauren Van Kurin ("King of Kong: A Musical Parody") stars as a shy librarian recruited into the thrilling world of professional assassinations, international intrigue, and forbidden romance. **WINNER** Season Ten of "Serial Killers" at Sacred Fools Theater
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BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

This is a intriguing look into the war-ravaged world of Iraq and how human beings who have lived with war all of their lives deal with the question--WHY? You will walk away thinking about your own mortality, your own life, and what its meaning is?
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#WHALEFAIL

Ivy Monroe was Ocean Planet’s #1 whale trainer…until she was eaten alive by the very whale she trained. Who is to blame for this colossal #WhaleFail? Part comedy. Part drama. Part whale murder mystery.
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OUTSPOKEN - SHAKESPEARE IN SHACKLES

OUTSPOKEN (Shakespeare in Shackles) is what happens when 8 of Shakespeare's most loudmouth rebel characters are tossed together in London’s medieval prison, The Clink, for speaking out to the Powers that Be.
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THE MERMAID WARS

Our enemies have never been so deadly or so lovely.
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BLUEBERRY TOAST

What evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly, even the perfect ones, in playwright Mary Laws' modern, darkly comic revenge tragedy of family dysfunction. 9/17-10/24 at The Echo Theater Co., 3269 Casitas Ave., LA, CA 90039;$30, 310-307-3753; www.EchoTheaterCompany.com
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MARY OF THE AVENUE

A dark musical comedy asking the question: Is home really where the heart is? A young girl goes to New York to find her mother who disappeared some 20 some years ago. But is Mary really Carrie's mother, or is Carrie as delusional as the street characters that make up Mary's world?
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UTERINE AFFAIRS

From Paris, France, in the tradition of Absurdist Theatre, a hilarious play full of irrational situations! A virgin's journey to a dead end when she gets a shocking diagnosis: an Inconceivable Conception! This is not a test. This is not a pipe. Just the intuition that absurdity is close to reality.
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DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS

A pitch-black comedy inspired by the Bernie Madoff scandal and other Ponzi schemes before and since, the world premiere of Dinner at Home between Deaths opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on April 2.
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HOW TO BE WICKED

Morality is a scam, says comedian Jaguar Bennett. Let Jaguar show you the path to success and happiness through this simple and hilarious course in How to Be Wicked. It’s like studying Nietzsche, but in easy-to-understand comedy form!
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PUNCH AND JUDY

STAGE RAW TOP TEN!! Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart.
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OF ALAN

Shelby Brage immerses us within the turbulent world of mid-life sex offender Alan, violently destabilizing our conceptions of normalcy. Touching poignantly - & painfully - on dilemmas of sexuality, mental health, attachment, & familial love, this piece upends notions of sanity with moving flair.
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THE CURE TO MORTALITY

An original musical comedy about corruption, depression, and death! In the future, medicine has come a long way, now that The Meds are using lower class humans as their test subjects. After all, everyone wants to live forever - except one test subjects who happens to be suicidal.
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DEMONIC HOUSEWIVES

UPON THE SUDDEN AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF HER AUNT WANDA, DARCY VISITS THE SMALL TOWN OF HOBSVILLE FOR THE FUNERAL, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THIS SEEMINGLY PEACEFUL TOWN AND ITS RESIDENTS MAY BE HIDING A DARK AND POWERFUL SECRET PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO KILL FOR!
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I AM VERTICAL

"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die. The show takes its name from a Sylvia Plath poem and is inspired by the artist's personal experience with depression, anxiety, and suicidal fantasies.