Are you a huge fan of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, or Gene Roddenberry? Are you willing to boldly go where no one has gone before . . . when it comes to theatre? Then, you will not want to miss Sci-Fest, Hollywood’s first one-act play festival that celebrates all things science fiction. Taking place now through June 1, 2014, Sci-Fest is being held at The ACME Theatre (135 N. La Brea Avenue) in Los Angeles and features two rotating weeks of new and classic, mind-bending sci-fi plays with amazingly taltented performers from sci-fi favorites of the big and small screens.
Very few writers have ever experimented with presenting compelling science fiction stories on stage, which is why festival founder David Dean Bottrell (True Blood, Justified) and producers Michael Blaha and Lee Costello decided to spearhead this completely unique festival. Their goal is to to produce a beautifully realized, visually compelling festival of terrific new work featuring many well-known actors from your favorite sci-fi franchises. 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 fest’s centerpiece.
The plays feature actors from sci-fi franchises including Nelson Ascencio (The Hunger Games), David Blue (Stargate: Universe), David Dean Bottrell (True Blood), L. Scott Caldwell (Lost), Dean Haglund (The X-Files), David H. Lawrence XVII (Heroes), Madison McLaughlin (Supernatural), Julie McNiven (Stargate: Universe, Supernatural), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5), and Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess).
Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website, as we will be posting our reviews of the performances. We hope that you will join us for an evening of sci-fi that is sure to be out of this world!