Monday, July 26, 2010

Jason watches the Primitive Screwheads production of MUCH ADO ABOUT LEBROWSKI

Not Lebowski, or Lebronski, or Leb-don't-sue-ski.

The Primitive Screwheads, famous for dousing audiences in gallons of fake blood, have toned it down and just threw a bit of water on the fans (mostly me) for their take on a completely original 9-pin playing slacker comedy in the style of William Shakespeare. Jokes abound, a rug (i.e., me) gets pissed on, minstrels serenade us, pornographic playwrights run amok, and there's even a plot in there (something about a kidnapping, which may be fake...you know how complex this Shakespearean stuff is). They've also got the hottest cowgirl Greek chorus ever, and there's some comic relief from a couple of escaped jailbirds trying to get in on the ransom. They're from some place called Raising in Arizona.

You know, as much as I love getting blood dumped on me, (and I have it on good authority that their next production is a reprise of their first one--Evil Dead Live), once again the Screwheads show that when they put the blood away they can make a good (and wonderfully interactive) show with their comedy alone.

They've added a few more shows, at Cell Space on July 31 and August 6, 7, and 20. More info here, and tickets here. Go see it!
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