Damn the Man
Damn the Man
A Benshi Show, based on Empire Records
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BooTown is putting its own spin on Empire Records for Damn the Man, the third installment of its Benshi-style performances.
In Japan, Benshi performers memorize western movies and then reinterpret the story for an eastern audience. Hynds will follow this tradition by remixing Empire Records to be less happily-ever-after and more when-people-stop-being-polite-and-start-getting-real. She’s invited her own group of local artistic misfits to help her with the retelling. The cast includes BooTown co-artistic director Lindsay Burleson, Christopher Oddo, Jillian Van Zelfden, Stephen Walker and David Feil, who will be providing a live soundtrack.In keeping with the company’s mission of producing in unexpected venues, Damn the Man will be performed at Rudyard’s British Pub, home of BooTown’s monthly Grown-up Storytime series, Big Star Bar, and Cactus Music, Houston’s first independent music store. (That’s right! It’s a show about a record store in a record store. BooTown is so meta.)
The production runs during the first three weeks of November (see schedule below). Tickets are pay-what-you-want and can be purchased at the door.
We have three weekends this year!!!!
WEEKEND ONE, RUDYARD’S
Thursday November 1, 8PM
Friday November 2, 10pm and midnight
Saturday November 3, 8pm
WEEKEND TWO, BIG STAR
Saturday November 10, 9pm
WEEKEND THREE, CACTUS MUSIC
Friday November 16, 8pm
Saturday November 17, 8pm and 10pm