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Seth Rogen, Tony Hale and Jordan Peele will perform short plays written by fifth-graders

Seth Rogen, Tony Hale and Jordan Peele will perform short plays written by fifth-graders

Six short plays were strong enough to lure Seth Rogen, Jordan Peele and Tony Hale to join the cast of a one-night production in downtown L.A. — not bad for playwrights who haven’t turned 13.

For “The Biggest Show” on Thursday at L.A. Live, the scripts have been written by fifth-graders, and the performers include Thomas Middleditch, Nasim Pedrad, Charlie Day, John Cho, Max Greenfield and Busy Phillips. The fundraiser was organized by Young Storytellers, a nonprofit that partners with the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide mentorship in creative storytelling.

“Truthfully,” Rogen said in explaining why he’s taking part,...

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