25 Plays Per Hour: Super-Short Plays, Super-Fast at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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This was surprisingly entertaining. We were intrigued by the concept and it proved to be a lively, fun, enjoyable presentation. The cast were all excellent, bringing different characters to light. I'd say it was more like 90 minutes, but who...continued
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“When seeing a series of short plays, there’s always the risk of sitting through more bad and ugly than good, but in this case, the majority of the 25 plays and sketches were well-developed and beguiling … (Benjamin) Atkinson laid claim to the standout performances, showing both a deft touch with the physical comedy as well during the evening’s dramatic turns like the heart-tugging 2 Minute Life Story by Jacob Smith.”— LAist.com
“This kind of show is for those that want to see as much theatre one can get away with, or for those that can’t (or won’t) wait around for a climax! … It’s fast, funny and most of all, very original… by the time one is finished laughing (or just getting in to it), it’s time for another play to begin! … In these times where instant gratification has beocme the norm, 25 PPH is for those that love their entertainment short ’n sweet! The world may have been created in a week, but this show uses a whole lot less time and space, and not a minute to spare!”—_Accessibility Live _
Directed by Jacob Smith
It’s speed theatre at its best, the rebirth of the “super-short.” Theatre Unleashed showcases 25 original short plays featuring a handful of the company’s premier actors playing some 50 characters … all in just one hour. Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, the pieces are set in a specific order to provide an emotional crux and unique theatrical journey for audiences in 60 minutes or less.