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Hollywood Fringe Heavyweights to Face Off in “TILT” A Dark Comedy Two-Hander Making its World Premiere At Second Stage: Sacred Fools Theatre

Los Angeles (March 10, 2016) – The World Premiere of award winning playwright and actor Ben Moroski’s new dark comedy Tilt opens Friday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe. Tilt stars Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher (Shakespeare’s Last Night Out, Doomsday Cabaret) directed Nick Massouh (This Vicious Minute, The Wake). Tilt is the first Hollywood Fringe production to sign with the new Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theater (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038).


In Tilt two strangers’ carpool to Sacramento gets derailed when they decide to try to extort money from a DMV bribery scheme headquartered in Bakersfield.


Ben Moroski (Playwright/Actor/Producer): Tilt will be Ben’s third world premiere in six years at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. His first was This Vicious Minute (2012), a solo play which chronicled his struggle with self-injury (Winner: Best of Fringe, Nominee: Best Solo Show). His second, The Wake (2014), won Best Solo Show at the festival, Best Solo Performance at the 2014 Stage Raw L.A. Theatre Awards and garnered an unprecedented nomination for Best Solo Performance at the 2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.


Michael Shaw Fisher (Actor): Michael is an actor and writer of musicals in Los Angeles. His latest, Shakespeare’s Last Night Out, won the Top of Fringe and Best Solo Show awards at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe. As Artistic Director of Orgasmico Theatre Company, Michael penned and performed in the Ovation-nominated, Best Fringe Musical-winning Doomsday Cabaret (2012) and the Best Fringe Musical-winning Exorcistic: the Rock Musical Parody Experiment (2013). His latest musical, Skulduggery: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, will premiere at Sacred Fools Theater Company this fall.


Nick Massouh (Director): Nick is an actor, improviser and director. He previously directed both of Ben Moroski’s award-winning solo plays, This Vicious Minute and The Wake. Nick is also a founding company member of the critically acclaimed improv theatre company, Impro Theatre.


“Michael and I have wanted to work together since we met following the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. We’ve followed each other’s careers with much interest over the intervening years, so collaborating on Tilt is the culmination of an artistic dream. And now, after both having produced successful solo plays, the opportunity to face off in a world premiere two-hander at the Hollywood Fringe Festival is an incredibly exciting proposition for both of us. If that wasn’t enough, being one of the very first productions staged in Sacred Fools Theater Company’s new home on Theatre Row in the heart of Hollywood is equally as exciting. Sacred Fools has been a Los Angeles theatre mainstay for nearly two decades, so to be a part of their first year in their new location is an honor and a thrill.” – Ben Moroski


There will be a preview Monday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Opening night: Friday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. Run performances: Saturday, 6/11 at 5:30 p.m., Friday, 6/17 at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, 6/18 at 5:30 p.m., Friday, 6/24 at 9:30 p.m. Closing night: Saturday, 6/25 at 5:30 p.m. Running time: 60 minutes. Tickets: $12 at the door (cash only) and online (hff16.org/3396). Advanced purchase is highly recommended.