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OCPA Studios and Mysterium bring a new style of theatrical reading with some old-school comedy.

May brings the launch of OCPA Studios before the lights of Mysterium. Mysterium ( and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance ( have created a new style of reading that takes brand new plays and puts them before an audience at the most affordable price around. This is your opportunity to experience how new theater is created, get involved with the creative process, and experience a little “theater of the mind” while you’re there.

This month, OCPA Studios presents an intimate reading of Ken La Salle’s screwball comedy, Diamonds To Go. Can the disappearance of one diamond bracelet help one man marry the transvestite of his dreams? Or will Cedar get the diamonds and the bonds and ruin poor Felicia Dumont? Bernie and Carpacci might know who stole the diamonds but that won’t stop them from framing someone else…

Ken La Salle’s previous plays have explored relationships, romance, and even the meaning of life, but he has been an admirer of screwball comedies from the 1940’s ever since he learned how to change the channel. So, with this play, he decided to try his attempt at writing one. He hopes he’s done his heroes – Groucho, Chico, Bud, and Lou – proud and they don’t mind how he updated the style with trannie and poop jokes… that’s just Ken’s style.

OCPA Studios begins its first season with Diamonds To Go on May 15th at 3pm. Admission is only $5. Contact Mysterium for reservations at 714-602-7975. You can also check their website at

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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