My Last Action Feeling opens this Friday!
Opening week is finally here!! The Summit, our venue for this weekend, is new and super cool and we hope you can make it.
If you are new to the Benshi experience, let us explain! In Japan, Benshi performers memorize Western movies and then reinterpret the story for an Eastern audience. Director Lindsay Burleson and company mix things up by turning the kitschy action flick Last Action Hero into something completely different. This version has all the blood, guts, and comedy of the original with a few more feelings and a pint sized therapist. Oh, and a completely different story arch.
Both the Friday 3/14 and Saturday 3/15 shows start at 8pm but feel free to come a little early and grab a drink and check out the space. On Saturday a talk-back will follow the performance so you can ask us all the questions that have been haunting you but you have been too nervous to ask. Like, “Is it intimidating following in the footsteps of acting greats such as Arnold Schwarzenegger? Do you think that Charles Dance’s role in LAH led directly to him getting cast in Game of Thrones? Is it cool to work with Joe Mathlete? (answer, yes). How do you memorize ALL of those lines???”
And here are a few stills from the scene that have been cut, because we love them just as much as you and were very sad to see them go.
We hope to see you at one (or more!) of the shows. Find all of the details, including the rest of the performance dates and venues, here.