Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jason goes to the Dark Room and sees STAR TREK: LIVE

Last night was the first time I'd been to the Dark Room for anything other than Bad Movie Night. Turns out they do a lot more than just drunkenly raucously make fun of bad movie. They do a whole lot of live theater there, on their cozy little stage.

Anyway, STAR TREK: LIVE was a live adaptation/parodyPublish Post of the classic episode THE WAY TO EDEN. I suppose it might have been even funnier if I was one of those geeks who had committed the entire series to memory, or if I'd even done my homework and re-watch that episode. But as it was, it was hilarious. Making fun of Kirk's penchant for space women, Kirk's acting, Kirk's singing... oh, and the rest of the crew. Sulu is gay, Chekhov is useless, Bones is insane (when asked for a medical conclusion, he blurts out, "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a doc...oh yeah." Oh yeah, and crazy space hippies take over the Enterprise and pilot it into Romulan space looking for a mythical primitive paradise called Eden. And corrupt everyone with their rock music and free love.

Three more shows, tonight (Saturday, Sept 17) and next Friday and Saturday. As of last night, there were still tickets available. But the place did fill up pretty well last night, so I suppose in theory it could sell out. Tickets are $20 at the door or online, use the code word "maggie" to get $5 off.

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