It’s your day to be a star. Well, possibly.
The first Friday of every month the shows “Terminator Too Judgment Play” and “Point Break Live” pack up in Los Angeles and bring their widely zany antics and actors and bring these parodies to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
The LA creative team and cast visit the City by the Bay once a month to entertain, tickle, embarrass and involve an audience of now loyal followers as they re-enact with tongue in cheek these popular movies – with a difference audience member playing the lead each performance. This could be your lucky break.
Go to either the “Terminator Too” 7:30pm show or the “Point Break” 11pm performance and if you want to tryout to be either Arnold or Keanu Reeves, you’ll be given the chance to go on stage and do a live screen test in which the audience votes.
Of course, anyone has the same acting talents as Arnold and Keanu so you could certainly become a superstar. No worries about remembering the dialog as the person selected will have their own script girl, feeding you the lines.
The parodying of these two films, including exploring the homoerotic aspects that Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze’s characters shared in the movie, is priceless and totally worth checking out. If you weren’t picked to play the lead, you might feel more involved if you get a Ultimate or Nuclear ticket and you will be seated in a special section in which items from the stage – including water and “bullets”- might reach you. Don’t worry – these VIP ticket holders get a rain poncho (and a delicious meatball sandwich).
Director Thomas Blake and creator Jamie Keeling have put into motion a great formula for theatre success. It’s a terrific show for people who love live theatre and parodies. But it also should be a blast for non-show fans as it’s one of the rare, casual theatre experiences in which you can also drink cocktails throughout. But don’t get too carried away as they will remove hecklers – so the key is to play along but not commandeer the shows.
“Terminator Too Judgment Play” is at 7:30pm and more information is at www.terminatortoo.com.
“Point Break Live” is at 11pm and you can buy tickets and get more at www.pointbreaklive.com.
Die hard fans are encouraged to check out the double feature deal in which you can see both shows.
It often sells out, so if you can’t make it Sept. 5, then book ahead for the first Friday of October (or until December). You may also notice on the website that these productions are popping up across the country, so tell your friends it might be coming to a live theatre near them.