(LOS ANGELES, CA MAY 5-29) – SCI-FEST L.A., the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, the first of its kind worldwide, returns for the third year to Hollywood’s Acme Theatre (135 N. LaBrea Ave) from May 5 - 29.
Co-founded by veteran theatre producers, Michael Blaha and Lee Costello, and actor, David Dean Bottrell (Mad Men, Boston Legal), SCI-FEST L.A.: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival debuted in May of 2014 to sold-out houses and critical acclaim with NPR describing is as “a chilling freakout,” and LA Weekly saying it’s “a nod to the storytelling tradition that live theater embodies so well…science fiction is no longer a stranger to LA stages.”
For the third amazing year, Sci-Fest will transport audiences to undiscovered dimensions. The 2016 line-up of mini-masterpieces, includes pieces written by legendary musician Janis Ian, esteemed author Neil Gaiman, master of horror Clive Barker and directed by acclaimed theatre and television director Gloria Muzio.
Sci-Fest LA’s mission is to produce an annual festival of new, beautifully realized, visually compelling sci-fi one-act plays featuring many well-known actors from beloved sci-fi and fantasy franchises and to create new Sci-Fi-themed literature and entertainment.
Bottrell recognizes that much of the success of the festival is also due largely in part to the cultural heritage that the Sci-Fi genre holds right here in LA.
“I think a big part of why we sell out is that LA has such a rich Sci-Fi history. It’s not only the hometown of Ray Bradbury, but it was LA’s TV and film industry that transformed Sci-Fi from pulp to the billion dollar global industry it is today. We love celebrating that heritage every year.”
Tickets go on sale for $26 each starting April 7, 2016 through May 29, 2016) and can be purchased through the festival’s website. For more information and to buy tickets, please go to http://www.sci-fest.com/