Unscreened: Short Plays by Rising TV and Film Writers
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Featured review from M Wilkie
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This is an evening of 4 short plays 15 to 25 min each. I have to mention that the show didn't start until 8:22 p.m. This seems to be an issue for many LA theaters. It's almost like they train the audience to arrive late, knowing that the show will start late. For those who get there at a reasonable time…like 15 or 10 minutes before the 8 p.m. curtain, it feels like an eternal amount of time. And, if you have a babysitter, well…plan on paying an extra hour. This is an enjoyable evening. The first one-act had me a bit worried. It's set in current time, but probably should be set in the 1970's. The humor feels very Neil Simon. In fact, the main character is named Eugene. The jokes are pushed and some are lame: "All men with a British accent are gay." The second one-act is much better written and believable. The acting is the "stand-out" of the night, especially Michael Stahl-David. He is worth the ticket and the time. There wasn't a false note or an overplayed moment. I'll watch for him in other plays.
The third play has good moments, but…again…almost feels like it should be set in the 80's or something. Also, there aren't any surprises or twists. In fact, the best friend character states what the "theme" is…and sure enough, that's exactly what it is and where the play goes! The writing is good on this one, but it takes a long time to not cover anything new.
The last play is very fun in a Christopher Durang way. I won't give away the visual, but it's one that will stay with you for a while and I'd give big kudos to the prop master who designed it. The acting in this play is very good in the comic timing department and every actor seems to be equal in strength. However, for what the story is…I think it could be about 5 minutes shorter. There seems to be too much of the same type of action, which makes it lose its punch. Overall, it's an interesting evening and you have to admire working writers who still have the energy and time to create theater on the side.