#CANCELLED: The Play

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Audience

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Los Angeles, CA (June 3rd, 2019) – Hollywood Fringe Festival and the Actor’s Company present CANCELLED, a hilarious new show created and directed by Frankie Ryan Maclaughlin. Staying relevant is a full-time job in the year of our lord 2019, and the last thing you want to be is #Cancelled. A washed up child star. An up-and-coming music producer. An “influencer-by-accident”. What do they have in common? An internet scandal big enough to break them.

CANCELLED is an energetic, fresh take on the #cancelculture dominating today’s headlines. Why do we love a good, shocking, pearl-clutching scandal? Social media, sizzling hot takes, exposed past mistakes, and the dire need to #haveitall, when combined, cook up a lethal recipe- how far would you be willing to go to “make it?” Our show examines our dumpster-fire, can’t look away, schadenfreude-esque fascination with watching stars and influencers we love fall from grace- all in the blink of an eye. CANCELLED tells the tale of three young celebs - an influencer who has it all, a rapper who had it all, and a new girl who wants it all - what will it take to get them #cancelled ?
50 minutes

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Reviews

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The cast is fantastic. Each performer delivers a specific and well-crafted character study that extends well beyond their Instagram images. These performers are gifted comediennes who know their characters’ cadences and quirks inside and out. They shimmer most when bantering back and forth one-upping each other, which is a pure joy to witness. The set is minimal, unfussy, glittery, and effortlessly supportive of the quick scene changes. The costumes were vibrant and perfectly matched to the attitudes of the characters. But the play truly sparkled from MacLaughlin’s quick and clever comedic writing. I found myself laughing at one line, only to catch my breath and crack up at the next line. MacLaughlin has a firm and effortless handle on the tight timing of her script, which extends into her slick direction of the play. And if you are wondering: no, I don’t know Frankie. I met her once. I just think she and her cast are quite possibly the coolest and raddest and funniest team at the Fringe.

sweet - Jessica Durdock Moreno


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This look into how social media and being popular or famous is very relevant today. So many people are being exposed for their faults, some much needed to know, some so frivolous, it’s crazy to think you can lose your status so easily. This show was comedic, and brought out lots of laughs, and the song is catchy 👌, but it also shows the positives but more importantly the negatives of social media and social status. The mix of all the elements were done very well.

sweet - Amanda Lainberger


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The cast is fantastic. Each performer delivers a specific and well-crafted character study that extends well beyond their Instagram images. These performers are gifted comediennes who know their characters’ cadences and quirks inside and out. They shimmer most when bantering back and forth one-upping each other, which is a pure joy to witness. The set is minimal, unfussy, glittery, and effortlessly supportive of the quick scene changes. The costumes were vibrant and perfectly matched to the attitudes of the characters. But the play truly sparkled from MacLaughlin’s quick and clever comedic writing. I found myself laughing at one line, only to catch my breath and crack up at the next line. MacLaughlin has a firm and effortless handle on the tight timing of her script, which extends into her slick direction of the play. And if you are wondering: no, I don’t know Frankie. I met her once. I just think she and her cast are quite possibly the coolest and raddest and funniest team at the Fringe.

sweet - Jessica Durdock Moreno


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This look into how social media and being popular or famous is very relevant today. So many people are being exposed for their faults, some much needed to know, some so frivolous, it’s crazy to think you can lose your status so easily. This show was comedic, and brought out lots of laughs, and the song is catchy 👌, but it also shows the positives but more importantly the negatives of social media and social status. The mix of all the elements were done very well.

sweet - Amanda Lainberger