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Gallimaufry conducted a competition in conjunction with
the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) to find new and exciting full-length plays.
The six plays chosen range from funny to bizarre, comic to profound, mysterious and surprising.
This is a great way to experience the best of our local playwrights.

One ticket lets you into any and all readings!!!

Laguna Beach New Play Festival
Gallimaufry Performing Arts presents
2nd Annual Laguna Beach
New Play Festival

FREED by Erica Bennett
by Eric Eberwein
by Mark Piatelli
by Kenneth La Salle


Saturday, November 7
12:00 PM - Murielle's Big Date
- by Kenneth LaSalle
It’s Murielle’s third date with Mark. Will it come off without a hitch? Absolutely not! Murielle is hesitant about relationships, but her “friends” Sam and Angela are going to make sure Mark is Mr. Right … if they don’t scare him away first. [A comedy with adult language + themes.] Directed by Kenneth LaSalle.

2:00 PM - Freed - by Erica Bennett
Sally’s life is flashing in front of her eyes. A near-death experience causes her to revisit her past relationships with men, and a psychiatrist challenges her to confront her demons. Is she going to live or die? [A drama with adult language + themes.] Directed by Tam Warner.

4:00 PM - A High Concept Killing - by Donna Bader
Ralph Schumacher is nobody: just another 31-year-old screenwriter in L.A., struggling and unemployed. K.C. Kendall is a hot property – he can’t write, but he did six years in jail for manslaughter, and that gives him street cred with studios who bid furiously for his high-concept screenplays. Ralph hates K.C. from afar but secretly envies him, and he comes up with a madman’s plan to advance his career – one that ironically and interestingly backfires. [A comedy-drama with adult themes.]

Saturday, November 14
12:00 PM
- Inside My Father's Apple Tree - by Mark Piatelli
Matthew lives in L.A with his lover Christian. Life is good. Then his dad passes away, and he has to go back to Boston … back to the house where he was abused, back to the family he had to escape. Will the journey home scar Matthew, or allow him to make peace with his family and childhood? [A drama with strong sexual situations + adult language.]

2:00 PM - Hard - by Eric Eberwein
When an Orange County community college professor recruits two of his former students to make a sexploitation film in the Mojave Desert, nothing is as easy as it seems – and nothing about their lives will be the same. As the shoot unfolds and unravels, a mysterious young woman appears, hinting at a story untold. [A drama with sexual situations + adult language.] Directed by Tamiko Washington (Chapman University).

4:00 PM - The Troubles on 42nd Street - by Jordan R. Young
In the mid-1950s, the best Irish play of the 20th century was turned into a misguided musical – and a monumental Broadway fiasco. The production of “Nora and the Bogman” was the stuff of comedy, and this script chronicles the backstage clamor behind the bomb. [A comedy with adult language.]

$10 gets you into any or ALL of the 6 plays!
Purchase 1 ticket for any performance
and it's good for all 6.

Forum Theatre - Festival of Arts

650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Forum Theatre, Laguna Beach, CA
Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - 12:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - 4:00 PM

Sat., Nov. 14, 2009 - 12:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009 - 4:00 PM
General Admission: $10 Buy Now
Forum Theatre - Festival of Arts  Laguna Beach, CA
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