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25 Plays Per Hour

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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CANDICE MARTIN certified reviewer June 10, 2013
Wow! This was my first Fringe Show experience and I couldn't have had a better one. I laughed, I cried, but mostly laughed! The writing and the acting were both amazing. What a great way to spend my Saturday night!!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2013
Coming from NYC and seeing many Fringe shows there, I really didn't know what to expect from the LA Theater scene. If Theatre Unleashed's "25 plays per hour" is any indication, this year's Hollywood Fringe is going to be awesome! The venue perfectly suited the performance, giving the audience an intimate immersion into the stories of the night. From the get-go, the energy in the room was electric, and the laughs didn't stop! (Except during some well placed poignant plays.) The cast was excellent and transitioned from character to character seamlessly. It was incredible to see a handful of actors play so many roles...and do it really well. When asking my friends which of the 25 plays they liked best, the overwhelming response was t... full review
KALPANA POT certified reviewer June 11, 2013
it was a great opening night! everyone did a great job... when you think about how they had to switch characters every few minutes, you really have to commend them for their hard work! each of the 25 shorts were great and memorable! laughing one minute, then crying the next. Very great and well written show!... full review
OLIVIA PETERSON certified reviewer June 15, 2013
If you loved David Ives "Times Flies", then this is the play (or should I say "plays') for you. The action is non-stop, and so are the laughs. Despite the multitude of writing talent, the play definitely maintains a consistent voice. The cast also blew me away. This one is a must see.... full review
SARAH KELLY certified reviewer June 14, 2013
What fun! This ensemble of actors is crazy talented and it was such a blast watching them shift from scene to scene and character to character so seamlessly. I laughed out loud many times. A thoroughly entertaining hour of theater!... full review
ELISA DYANN certified reviewer June 17, 2013
I had so much fun watching 25 Plays an Hour. Every actor was completely committed to each of their roles. I laughed, I cried and I fully enjoyed the show. I highly recommend seeing it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Very interesting concept. Applauding the group for their effort and teamwork. I just found it very difficult to become invested in the actors storytelling with so many pieces being fired at us in such a small amount of time. Large amount of comedic pieces that did not always land the joke the playwright was aiming for. I did find myself getting a bit confused as to which pieces were suppose to be funny and which ones were suppose to be serious. Looking around at my fellow patrons reactions, I could tell I was not the only one. At times I felt even the actors were a bit confused about their storytelling and were a little too focused in getting all 25 plays done within the allotted amount of time. More thought could have gone behind the organi... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 18, 2013
Sadly these sketches were not worth performing. With very few exceptions the timing was off, I saw no through line if there was supposed to be one. These are talented actors, they deserve better writing than attempting to make these mostly tired jokes fly. And it was very warm in the theater, also not very helpful. They worked hard but it just wasn't worth it in the end.... full review
ENRIQUE ACOSTA certified reviewer June 17, 2013
So many good ideas. So many great performances. Unfortunately none were served by a breakneck pace that had each segment running over each other. About half way through the whole show just started to become a blur. At times it seemed as though the cast was trying to set a speed record. Perhaps it could have been 24 plays per hour or 20 plays per hour. Then perhaps some thought could have been given to pace. There was no time to process what I had just seen before another scene was starting. At the end of this well written and performed show I was just exhausted from the sensory overload.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Twenty Five plays per hour.....was not nearly fast enough. While they did move a break neck pace, I kept checking my bare wrist to see the time. To be fair, I had a great time with half of the cast. The deck is stacked with a fantastically talented female cast while the male counterparts are sadly not up to par. Each male cast member shined a little brighter on their own or with their own material but never impressed when paired with the opposite sex. The writing is well crafted and many scenes have a proper button to make the two minutes feel justified but in a few cases it just wasn't executed. Scenes to take note 2, 6, 7 (huge props), 9, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 A credit to the director, Aaron Kozak, whose other works have been st... full review