Theater Unleashed is back performing live theater to packed houses, and the company thought there’d be no better way to celebrate than with a new edition of one of its most popular brands. and critically acclaimed.
As such, 25 Plays Per Hour is back at the Hollywood Fringe Festival with studio/stage performances in June. The revival of “Super Short”, 25PPH features 25 new, original short plays featuring a handful of the company‘s top actors playing over 50 characters in just one hour! Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, these stunning pieces are placed in a specific order to provide an emotional knot and unique line to create a theatrical journey for audiences in 60 minutes or less. This is speed theater at its best!
“25 Plays Per Hour embodies everything I love about Theater Unleashed,” said artistic director Jenn Crafts, who also performs on the show. “Over the years we’ve assembled an amazing group of writers who are always up for a challenge, so every time we put out 25PPH it’s always fresh and brand new and audiences always think it’s the right thing to do. one of our best shows.”
Originally created by former Artistic Director Jacob Smith, 25 PPH last played the Fringe in 2014 and has been nominated multiple times for Best Ensemble and chosen as “Best of Fringe”, as well as some picks. criticism from the local press.
This year’s production features scripts from fourteen different writers, with seven actors, many of whom have been seen in previous Fringe productions over the years. The show is also co-directed by two Fringe veterans: Corey Lynn Howe and Travis Joe Dixon.
“These stories range from the practical to the absolute absurd,” Dixon said. “The pure genius about 25PPH is that if a story doesn’t resonate with you, you don’t have long to wait until it does. First dates, news, bodily functions, misunderstandings, confessions heartfelt and even a musical…if you don’t identify with at least one central theme, you might want to check your pulse.”
This production is the first for Theater Unleashed since the last Fringe where it premiered its award-winning play (It’s Been 76 Years and We’re) Still Waiting for Lefty. Like that production, the company will again be offering live streaming options for audiences who can’t attend the show or don’t yet feel comfortable seeing the theater in person.
But, nothing like seeing it live, especially for a show like this!
“We’re going to bring the heavy with the hearty laughs,” Howe said. “It’s sure to be a rowdy good time!”
Learn more at https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7481.