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Upline: It’s Not a Show, It’s an Opportunity

Megan Stern

Theater, Comedy & Improv, Immersive/Interactive Experience


Welcome to the party, future Boss Babes! Come travel the glamorous world of Varmon – the multi-level marketing beauty empire that has the best skincare products around and is also an irresistible business opportunity. Varmon is your ticket to Eternal Youth and Financial Freedom!* Upline is the recent winner of both the Audience Pick and Critics’ Choice awards in the Atlanta Fringe, as well as the Artist Pick for Encore in the Cincinnati Fringe. By the end of this absurd and interactive solo comedy, you’ll be ready to sign up and become a Varmonista yourself. Just don’t call it a pyramid scheme.

* Eternal Youth and Financial Freedom not guaranteed.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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Run Time: 60 mins
Ticket Price: $25
Venue: MAAS Building Studio Dates: September 6, 2023 - September 19, 2023

September 6, 2023 8.00pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 12, 2023 8.00pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 19, 2023 8.00pm

1320 N 5th St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

About the Artist

Megan Stern is a New York-based performer who has been called “excellent” (LA Times), “utterly delightful” (Broadway World), and “a complete original” (Chicago Theater Beat). Her work has been seen in such NYC venues as Dixon Place, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and HERE Arts Center, as well as the Ahmanson Theater in LA and the Kennedy Center in DC. Her solo show UPLINE: It's Not a Show, It's an Opportunity is the winner of both the Audience Pick and Critics' Choice Awards in the Atlanta Fringe Festival as well as the Artist’s Encore Pick award at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. 

A multi-award winning artist, Shannan Calcutt is sought after as a Performer, Instructor, Director, Writer and Show Creator. She performed her iconic breast implant routine, Scotch Baggies, for millions of spectators at Cirque du Soleil's, Zumanity. She has designed comic acts for Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld, the philanthropic event One Night for One Drop, and Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast. Most recently, Shannan was Associate Director at Spiegelworld’s newest creation, The Hook, and will return to Atomic Saloon Show as Resident Director this fall. Shannan is fluent in English and sarcasm., Instagram @shannancalcuttofficial

  • Megan SternPerformer/co-creator
  • Shannan CalcuttDirector/co-creator

Accessibility & Content Considerations

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This event is appropriate for ages 18+

Adult Language

Strobe/Flashing Lights

Audience Interaction

Covid-19 Safety policy

Proof of Vaccination must be shown + Masks are required during this event


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