Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Hollywood Fringe Festival Present Hollywood Fringe Festival – Five Plays Extended at the Los Angeles LGBT Center - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Hollywood Fringe Festival Present Hollywood Fringe Festival – Five Plays Extended at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

July 8, 2022
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The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is pleased to announce their first ever Hollywood Fringe Festival Extensions! Five audience and critical favorites have been selected from this year's Festival to extend through the month of July. (Schedule below and at  https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/venues/312?tab=shows.)

Shows begin Friday, July 8, with a stellar production of COCK, an award-winning play by British playwright Mike Bartlett (nominated for Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022 Best Drama). When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out. COCK plays July 8-10. 

Next up is a pair of solo performances dealing with issues of identity and sexuality through very different lenses. In Hot Stuff, Gen-Z drag queen Aura Sublime (Brett Morachnick) unravels and reconstructs bittersweet conversations with their mother and ludicrous flirtations with a lover   during this irreverent, 45-minute dark comedy. Solo performer Terrell Green’s Must Go On: A Rite of Passage uses theatre, yoga, African-dance-influenced movement, spoken-word poetry, video projection, and music to create community conversations about the Black Gay Male experience. In addition, Green unpacks the impact of gender identities and expressions on mental health. Both shows run in tandem July 22-24. 

Rounding out the extensions are a pair of shows designed to elicit laughter and joy in equal measure. TREE is an immersive comedy experience that is part clown show, part game show, and part philosophical discussion exploring the duality of humanity. Named a Top Ten Show by Stage Raw, TREE was a runaway hit. The Ramón Show: Spiritual Cheerleading 101 won Best Immersive Production HFF 2022. Ramón is a "certified joy expert" who leads audiences into an hour-long, bad mood-busting, spirit-lifting, joy-filled exercise for the soul and the smile. Both plays will run during the final weekend of the month, July 29-31. 

All five productions are extending their runs as fundraisers for the Center, and the Center gives its thanks to these creative and generous people.

Hollywood Fringe Festival extensions at the Los Angeles LGBT Center
COCK, by Mike Bartlett; directed by Taubert Nadalini
HOT STUFF, by Brett Morachnick; directed by Debra De Liso
MUST GO ON: A RITE OF PASSAGE, by Terrell Green; directed by Jozben Barrett
TREE, written and directed by Natasha Mercado
THE RAMÓN SHOW: SPIRITUAL CHEERLEADING 101, by Ruby Marez; directed by Rachael Mason     

Davidson/Valentini Theatre (50-seat black box theater)

Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles 90038
(one block east of Highland; just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)  
Free parking

COCK:  July 8 at 8 pm;  July 9 at 2 pm & 8 pm
HOT STUFF: July 22 at 8pm; July 23 at 8 pm & 9:15 pm; July 24 at 2 pm & 3:15 pm
MUST GO ON: A RITE OF PASSAGE: July 22 at 9:15 pm; July 23 at 8 pm; July 24 at 3:15 pm
The Ramón Show: Spiritual Cheerleading 101: July 29 at 9:15 pm; July 30 at 3:15 pm; July 31 at 3:15 pm
TREE: July 29 at 8 pm; July 30 at 3:15 pm; July 31 at 2 pm


$25 General Admission

For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/venues/312?tab=shows.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, ID, and indoor masking required.


The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curating body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer.
Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a non-profit company. The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that’s over 3.5 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010.


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