Filthy Talk for Troubled Times

Filthy Talk for Troubled Times

One of several pieces of modern American writing brought to the Fringe by Phantom Owl Productions, Neil Labute’s 1989 play Filthy Talk for Troubled Times takes a frank look at gender, war and misogyny... 

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

From the title, Gruesome Playground Injuries sounds like grim viewing. Indeed, there are several disturbing moments. However, at its core, this new play from American writer Rajiv Joseph is tender and warm-hearted, charting the unlikely friendship of the two injury-prone protagonists – Doug (Brad Fleischer) and Kayleen (Jules Wilcox)... 

I Am Not Mark Twain

I Am Not Mark Twain

This roller coaster of a tale follows a married man’s transcontinental trip to screw an ex-girlfriend. Written and performed by Steven Cragg, with a horrible accent, wearing a dirty, rank Mark Twain mustache and wig. 

Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Hidden up at Basic Mountain, this piece from acclaimed playwright Stephen Belber is real all-American treat. Old friends Bill (Dean Chekvala) and Jim (George Griffith) meet for a few drinks in the private back room of a bar after several months apart and things are pleasant - if a little tense - until loose cannon Joe (Steve Connell) stumbles in... 

I See You Made an Effort

I See You Made an Effort

Phantom Owls present the Skylight Theatre production of New York Times best-selling author, acclaimed American humorist, Annabelle Gurwitch’s I See You Made an Effort. A hilarious romp on the eve of her 50th, Gurwitch finds herself in an ill-fated Mrs Robinson sexual fantasy and discovers the restorative powers of punk rock... 

The Deepest Goldfish

The Deepest Goldfish

The Deepest Goldfish begins after a cruise liner sinks to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and three individuals find themselves marooned on an island in the middle of the sea. Forced together through these unfortunate circumstances, the islanders find themselves with nothing but their own thoughts and a lot of time for conversing and so their opposing views on life slowly begin to tangle together...