You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Star Wars’ in full force

Half-hour play to be produced by Festival Theater USA

A hit from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” will receive its U.S. premiere at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood starting Oct. 25.

Adapted and directed by Patrick T. Gorman, the half-hour play reduces the three original “Star Wars” films into a coherent comedy with all the famous lines intact. The actors play multiple roles — Darth Vader as the hairy Wookie Chewbacca, Yoda is C3PO is R2D2, and the ensemble plays everything from the Ewoks and the Cantina Band to a trash compactor.

Before the Edinburgh Festival, “30 Minutes” was developed and presented in 1996 for John Edward Blankenchip’s Festival Theater USC-USA. Gorman’s other written works include an adaptation of “Reservoir Dogs,” also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pic is produced by Festival Theater USA with the exclusive permission of Lucasfilm. The play is produced by Steve Josephson for Festival Theater USA. Profits from the production will benefit USC’s Edinburgh Fund. The play runs through Nov. 23.

More Scene

  • 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' film

    Tyler Perry Hopes 'Boo 2!' Can Help Bring Laughter to Nation's 'Darkness'

    A hit from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” will receive its U.S. premiere at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood starting Oct. 25. Adapted and directed by Patrick T. Gorman, the half-hour play reduces the three original “Star Wars” films into a coherent comedy with all the famous lines intact. […]

  • 'Geostorm' film premiere

    'Geostorm' Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals 'Sea Change' for Hollywood

    A hit from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” will receive its U.S. premiere at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood starting Oct. 25. Adapted and directed by Patrick T. Gorman, the half-hour play reduces the three original “Star Wars” films into a coherent comedy with all the famous lines intact. […]

  • ‘Working Above The Line’ panel, The

    Academy's Third Annual Careers in Film Summit Inspires Young Creatives

    A hit from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” will receive its U.S. premiere at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood starting Oct. 25. Adapted and directed by Patrick T. Gorman, the half-hour play reduces the three original “Star Wars” films into a coherent comedy with all the famous lines intact. […]

  • Oprah Celebrates 'Wisdom of Sundays' With

    Oprah Winfrey Celebrates New Book 'Wisdom of Sundays' With Star-Studded Gospel Brunch

    A hit from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” will receive its U.S. premiere at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood starting Oct. 25. Adapted and directed by Patrick T. Gorman, the half-hour play reduces the three original “Star Wars” films into a coherent comedy with all the famous lines intact. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content