ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

If you're hanging in sunny Los Angeles during the month of May, then you'll be able to catch the Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, exclusive to the City of Angels.

This year's sci-fi celebration will present one-act plays adapted from the works of famed author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman, horror auteur Clive Barker, and legendary singer-songwriter-turned-sci-fi-writer Janis Ian among others.

Check out this 1976 video of Ian performing her hit song "At Seventeen."

Sci-Fest is the brainchild of theater producers Michael Blaha and Lee Costello, and actor David Dean Bottrell. With the festival heading into its third year, NPR calls it a "chilling freakout," while LA Weekly deems it, "a nod to the storytelling tradition that live theater embodies so fiction is no longer a stranger to LA stages."

Singer-songwriter Ian has turned her hand to sci-fi.
Singer-songwriter Ian has turned her hand to sci-fi.

So if you're in the mood to shift between dimensions, take a visit to space and perhaps meet an alien or two, this festival is the perfect place for you.

Be sure to catch the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival at the ACME Comedy Theatre on May 5-29, with tickets already on sale via the festival's website.


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