Dangerous Neighbors

The Dream Killers

So you think we live in a benevolent universe with unlimited possibilities? Then take a break from reposting inspirational quotes of the Dalai Lama and get ready for some tough love from the Bay Area's grizzled sketch comedy troupe Dangerous Neighbors. Their new show, The Dream Killers, probes the dark enigma of why your closest "friends" and family members are subtly undermining your most cherished dreams. Whether you are writing a novel, starting a new religion that features "Messiah of the Month," saving the marriages of troubled couples with surrogate puppets, or designing tasteful pornographic funerary urns, you are facing a malevolent universe, and your friends and family are its dark minions, secretly conspiring to crush your ambitions.

Santa Cruz's longest reigning sketch comedy group Dangerous Neighbors has been assaulting the sensibilities of the Bay Area for twenty years and has appeared in theaters, nightclubs, universities, academic conferences, benefits, and all three years of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. The Neighbors offer "political, timely, and funny sketch comedy," according to Fringe Festival Director and comedian Dixie Mills. "If satire were a weapon," the Santa Cruz Sentinel's Wallace Baine wrote, "Dangerous Neighbors would be a heavily armed Doomsday cult." And they have mercilessly blasted away at sensitive subjects, appalling audiences of all socioeconomic backgrounds. "Each skit offers a sick and sometimes twisted glimpse of an absurd universe, and divides the audience into two camps," observed the Metro's Sarah Phelan, "those of the shocked gasps and those of the booming belly laughs." Which camp will you be in?

The Dream Killers

Fridays and Saturdays, 8PM June 3rd-June 25th 2016
Center Stage Theatre 1001 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tickets $15.00
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2551588
For more information: www.dneighbors.com
Contacts: Bill Burman (650) 303-7958
w_burman7@yahoo.com
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