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TONIGHT! Sci-Fest blasts into the Acme Theatre – Los Angeles science-fiction play festival report

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Sci-Fest — Hollywood’s first annual Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival — blasts into the Acme Theatre TONIGHT.
This ‘one of a kind’ festival features two rotating weeks of new and classic, mind-bending Sci-Fi plays over two different, riveting evenings (‘A’ and ‘B’ rotating weekly).

Evening ‘A’ premieres TONIGHT — Tuesday, May 6.

Evening ‘B’ premieres next week, Tuesday, May 13.

Performances will run Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM through June 1, 2014.

Conceived by Writer-Actor, David Dean Bottrell, and produced by Bottrell with Michael Blaha and Lee Costello, Sci-Fest is the first of its kind in Los Angeles, a city that Bottrell says, “has played a huge part in putting the genre of science fiction on the global map. It is our hope to grow the festival, and to establish it as an annual destination event for Sci-Fi fans from around the world.”

Sci-Fest’s highlights include the world premiere stage adaptation of Ursula LeGuin’s mini-masterpiece, “The Wife’s Story” starring Tony Award winner L. Scott Caldwell, and an innovative revival of Ray Bradbury’s chilling classic, “Kaleidoscope,” which, at 35 minutes in length, is the festival’s centerpiece.

The plays feature well-known actors from iconic Sci-Fi franchises including Nelson Ascencio (The Hunger Games), David Blue (“Stargate: Universe”), David Dean Bottrell (“True Blood”), L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost”), Dean Hagland (“The X- Files”), David H. Lawrence XVII (“Heroes”), Madison McLaughlin (“Supernatural”), Julie McNiven (“Stargate: Universe” & “Supernatural”), Jasika Nicole (“Fringe”), Linda Park (“Star Trek: Enterprise”), Tim Russ (“Star Trek: Voyager), Armin Shimerman (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” & “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Faran Tahir (“Iron Man” and “Star Trek” Movie), Patricia Tallman (“Babylon 5”), and Adrienne Wilkinson (“Xena: Warrior Princess”).

Sci-Fest
The 1st Annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival.

ACME Theatre
135 N. La Brea Avenue
Hollywood

Runs:
Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM
Tonight through June 1, 2014.

Purchase tickets here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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