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April 15, 2010 – OCPA and Mysterium join together for the first season of OCPA Studios.

OCPA Studios bursts onto the Orange County stage with a season of the newest, most innovating theater around.

OCPA, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (ocplaywrights.wordpress.com) and Mysterium (http://www.mysteriumshop.com/) have announced that they will join forces for a new style of staged readings. Informal and Un-Staged, OCPA Studios begins its first season with premiere readings from many of Orange County’s most talented playwrights. OCPA Studios brings the hottest playwrights together with the most talented acting talent for an intimate presentation of staged readings on Mysterium’s stage. Admission is $5.

OCPA Studio’s first season begins on May 15th, with the first reading of Ken La Salle’s screwball comedy, Diamonds To Go. When a diamond bracelet suddenly goes missing, how can one man marry the confused transvestite he loves so much? Bernie and Carpacci might know who stole the diamonds but that won’t stop them from framing someone else…

OCPA’s Eric Eberwein and Mysterium’s Marla Ladd are both looking forward to a season that will surely prove beneficial to both organizations as well as Orange County Theater as a whole. Marla Ladd adds that “it is exciting to feel the energy of new works coming into the realm of reality.”

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.

Mysterium is a Theater, a gallery, a healing center, a retail and online shop for all Conscious Living needs. We have a retail shop to supply all mystical products from books, music, clothing and ritual supplies to ornaments, statues and art — all of which is supported by our online store. We combine the spiritual with the creative utilizing our performance and workshop space and gallery for local artists and talent. Mysterium offers theatrical productions for the entire family.

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