Four writers are represented in this evening of short plays: In Laura & Sebastian, written and directed by Daria Polatin, Sebastian (Joshua Leonard), in an effort to prove he can be spontaneous, takes Laura (Brooke Bloom), whom he has just met, to his family's cabin in the woods — but his plans go awry when he finds his randy brother (John Forest) shtupping his girlfriend, Bliss (Kelli Garner), on the dining room table. Mallory Westfall's Tree House Apocalypse, directed by Anna Christopher, deals with Alexis (Lindsay Pearce), who, amid apocalyptic events, takes refuge in her childhood tree house, only to find it occupied by a strange young man (Chris Starr). The tense Two Clean Rooms, written and directed by Will Wissler Graham, is set in the Vietnam War era and focuses on a young officer (Robert Baker) who's accused of homosexuality, and is relentlessly hounded by a fanatical, semi-psychotic interrogating officer (Nate Corddry). The funny His Girl, written by Corinne Kingsbury and directed by Colin Campbell, examines the plight of a man (a hilariously flustered Spencer Garrett) with a penchant for S&M, who arranges a tryst with a prostitute (Lindsay Kraft) who proves to be someone he knows all too well. It's hilariously cynical, despite a last-minute turn toward sentimentality. Graham's play seems a bit dated, though it's engrossing enough, while the other plays are amusing but slight. Presented by Black Sheep Management & Productions & Firefly: Theatre and Film at The Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, Hlywd.; Sat.-Mon., 8 p.m.; through March 24. (800) 838-3006, UnscreenedLA.com.
Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 3. Continues through March 24, 2013
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