Point Break Live! is an absurdist stage adaptation by Jaime Keeling based on the 1991 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze cult surf/skydive/bank-robbery film. After a steady growing of one-night stands and mainstays in LA and Brooklyn, the parody play made its debut in the Hub last Saturday night as a one night only showing. The performance sold out at the Sinclair in Cambridge and brought a lot of big weird fun to a libation-loving, enthusiastic bunch of non-surfers.
At the start of the show, a lead actor is chosen by the audience to play Reeves’ character, Johnny Utah. A clever move, considering Reeves’ lines in the film were delivered with a similar awkwardness and absence of presence as the random audience member doing the same during the show. The whole scene followed the film closely, and added plenty of ad-libbing, groping, and a bunch of low-brow, homoerotic hilarity full of meatball jokes. If you missed it, don’t fret brah! It’s coming back to the Sinclair on May 29. And tickets on sale Fri., Feb. 6. Vaya con dios.
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