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

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    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. […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    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. […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    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. […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    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. […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    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. […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    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