Magnum Opus Theatre: Hilariously Awful Film Scripts, Live on Stage
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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This was a great last minute ad to my black box stage adventure in LA during my last visit.
This troop performs discarded scripts - or "dumpster dive" scripts word for word as they were written - its very funny stuff.
and reminds me much of my own IM texts
and bad Phone texts -- when we write does for done.
or "flood" really meaning to write "floor."
None this less
this night of Awful Film Scripts - is a Gem.
If you find free tickets here in the site
-- snatch them up
PS make sure the real writer is not in attendance - he or she would be swinging a bat - so run.
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This show was hilarious and worth absolutely every penny. An awful, awful screenplay sets the stage for this prodution in which stage directions are read by a Masterpiece Theatre-like host while the cast hams it up through the terrible dialogue,...continued
Hundreds of untrained writers from around the world send their unsolicited, unregistered scripts to Hollywood production companies in the hopes that their story will rise above the rest to be made into a feature film. Most never even get read… until now. Magnum Opus Theatre presents an unbelievably awful screenplay, compressed but otherwise unaltered… word for word. *
June 22-July 6, 2012: Abi’s Choice
*In this tale of sex, and of the city, hip young novelist Abigail Lauren’s fiance splits with her for a year. So she begins a journey of romantic discovery with multiple partners that will ultimately lead her to make a choice… Abi’s Choice!
*Directed by Joe Jordan
Produced by Brandon Clark
Starring Jaime Andrews, Eric Curtis Johnson, Franci Montgomery, Michael Lanahan, Kimberly Atkins Sims
Hosted by Thurston Eberhard Hillsboro-Smyrthe *