"The Gary Plays – Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick’s entire “The Gary Plays” series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, “The Gary Plays” chronicles the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean, Mednick’s everyman/anti-hero who has been hailed by KCRW as “a sort of L.A. Leopold Bloom.” Audiences can choose to follow Gary’s journey over the course of three evenings — or view all six plays on a single Sunday.Part 1 (Tirade for Three, Girl on a Bed), Part 2 (Gary’s Walk, Out of the Blue) and Part 3 (DaddyO Dies Well, Charles’ Story) perform on a rotating basis on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with all three parts performed on Sundays." according to a news release. "Gary’s Walk Retrieving his son Danny’s ashes from his ex-wife in the San Fernando Valley, Gary embarks on a long odyssey walking the length of the LA River to scatter the ashes into the Pacific. En route with his inner voices, Gary has a series of transformative encounters, including one with the angel of death. Out of the Blue Gary’s mother has been placed on life support and she needs Gary to pull the plug. Her husband makes arrangements for Antonio to take Gary into the underworld to meet Danny’s killer." according to their website.