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The Sun: I am The Sun. I am always shining.
Shine: I'm called Shine, as was my father before me. Sometimes I shine. Sometimes I dont shine.
The Sun: I am The Sun. See me shine.
Shine: I am a son, called Shine.

Can we swear for a second? Okay, here goes... Fucking amazing. Just fucking amazing. Last night's presentation of week 2 in the yearlong 365 Days/365 Plays festival was just that.

The Open Fist Theatre Company, a sound group of crème de la crème actors and visionary stage directors, has set the bar for the next 50 weeks of plays. Can the rest of Los Angeles theatre hang with it? They better.

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If you do anything this weekend, by yourself, with your date, with your family, do this. It's free, it's fun(ny) it's charming, it's art at an another level. Your seven-play experience begins outside on the sidewalk where the homeless landscape of the neighborhood is integrated into the play's characters. Next you'll find yourself in some sort of weird haunted house as you head to the alley behind the theatre for two more plays. The tour goes as such and you will smile the whole way.

Some pictures after the jump.

Two more performances of the free 50-minute production are scheduled for Friday at 10:45 p.m. and Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. Open Fist is located at 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. between Vine and El Centro.


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The actors who acted homeless are now asking for money at the end of the play