You too can be a great actor

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 30, 2007

This might've been entertaining to see.

Point Break LIVE!, the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, tells the story of former college football star Johnny Utah (Reeves in the film), as he pursues the surfing, bankrobbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting, adrenaline junkie cum Zen Master, Bodhi Sattva. The Brechtian blockbuster, which garnered a "Seattle P-I Best of Seattle 2004" award during its run in the Northwest, features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences. Best of all, you could be the next Johnny Utah... the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, and will read their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance, even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.

It's really tough to identify which of Keanu Reeves' movies was the worst. Personally, I think his butchering of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" was the low point. Although, it was probably actor Michael Keaton's best performance.

0 comments on “You too can be a great actor”

  1. I attanded this in NY - almost wet myself laughing. Of course, I did get wet from the water and beer that are splashed on the audience (which is why they give out plastic rain smocks). I think the ticket price was about $20 for this way the hell off Boradway production - and worth every dime, especially in a city where movie tix are around $13.


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