A Los Angeles theater company called FirstStage is getting ready to host its 20th annual festival featuring plays no longer than 15 minutes in length.
The Marathon of Short Plays starts May 21 at the Hollywood Court Theatre and will showcase a carnival of discovery, say organizers, since previous festivals have showcased actors, writers and directors that have gone on to bigger and better things in Hollywood than mere community theater.
But its the intimacy and quirkiness that keeps the marathon fresh, such as a full-blown 15-minute Celtic musical and a play where three women discuss romance while sitting in a mud bath.
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