Off Center Festival is going strong with “The Car Plays”

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Blurring the lines between theater and real life, “The Car Plays” is a unique, site-specific theatrical sensation at Segerstrom Center and it’s continuing on February 2 and 3.

Five cars, five different 10-minute plays, and you’re right in the middle of each one. Conceived by Paul Stein and produced by Moving Arts, this “adventurous theater is packed into a Jeep, or Jetta or an Audi” (Huffington Post). So, hop in for the ride of your life!

The audience moves more than actors in this novel production. Pairs of ticket holders are ushered to a car parked outside the theater, and once they’re situated in the backseat, a 10-minute play unfolds in the front seat. Each pair moves from car to car, eventually taking in five short plays.

This is interactive theater at its best, with tickets starting at $25. Performance times vary. Takes place at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

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Segerstrom Center is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Call 714.556.2787.