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The 24 Hour Plays coming to L.A., with some help from Jennifer Aniston

April 26, 2011 |  2:15 pm

Aniston The 24 Hour Plays have become an annual fixture of the Broadway scene, bringing together celebrities and playwrights in an all-day theatrical marathon to benefit charity. In June, the event will make its Los Angeles debut with a roster of stars scheduled to include Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes, Sam Rockwell, Zachary Levi and Rosie Perez.

Organizers said that the L.A. version of the 24 Hour Plays will take place June 18 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The event will begin the night before the show when six writers, six directors, 24 actors and more will convene at the Broad. Actors will come up with ideas before the dramatists begin composing the plays, which must be completed by 6 a.m. the next morning. 

The actors will then rehearse for 12 hours before performing the six new plays for a live audience on June 18. The performance will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, an organization that supports arts education in under-served schools. As in New York, the 24 Hour Plays are sponsored by the luxury brand Montblanc.

Also scheduled to participate in the L.A. production are Nia Vardalos, Seth Green, Kathy Najimy and Leslie Bibb. The full list of participating playwrights and actors will be announced later.

Aniston has participated in past versions of the 24 Hour Plays in New York, as have some of the other participants in the L.A. version.  


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 -- David Ng

Upper photo: Jennifer Aniston. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Lower photo: The Broad Stage. Credit: Benny Chan / Fotoworks


Comments () | Archives (7)

Just when I thought it was safe to read the papers once again, you thrust another Jennifer Aniston media hog article into the mix, and once again, I just don't care! This woman ruins any worthy cause with her whimpering, pouting, poisonous smirk and like the poor pitiful doll of my childhood, am ready to retire her in the basement of mediocrity.

Ah, Rita, jealousy is indeed a monster, and it has you in its grip. To think you took the time to even post your invective shows the depth of your envy.

Dearest Rita -

What happened to you when you were six to make you so bitter and hateful towards someone who you don't know and who seems perfectly nice?

Annoyed Yet Concerned

Go Jen!

love Jennifer! Very talented and seems like a really cool person. I'm sure these will be awesome.

amo a Jennifer aniston

So nice to have this. Bring it to the east coast in NYC.


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