Much Ado About Lebowski

Everybody loves The Dude. But what about a Shakespearian version of The Dude?

This weekend marks your last chance to see The Dude as The Knave in the the amazing spectacle of a performance  Much Ado About Lebowski at CellSpace. Back by popular demand from it’s opening last year, the show is back in San Francisco for the month of June only.

This twisted take on the Coen brothers film, The Big Lebowski, reinvents the film as a play written by William Shakespeare. The play, produced by SF IndieFest and The Primitive Screwheads, incorporates a Renaissance-inspired-soundtrack, glitter and a whole bunch of other quirky props to keep the audience rolling in laughter. Some members of the audience even opt to wear all white, in hopes of getting splattered in fake blood!

To call it a “spectacle” may even be a bit mundane. The script is right-on and the characters are out of this world. If you are a fan of the film, you’ll be an even bigger fan of Much Ado About Lebowski. Don’t worry, The Knave still abides  - but in a way Jeff Bridges could never pull off. The show starts at 8 pm, but be sure to get there early to throw back a few White Russians…

Much Ado About Lebowski
June 24, 25, 26 at 8pm
CellSpace
2050 Bryant Street[Mission]
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photo courtesy of: http://www.kqed.org/arts/performance/article.jsp?essid=30242

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6700247 Sophia Teper

    Hi, Heidi. Thank you for posting this article about our play. I’m the webmaster for the Primitive Screwheads and wanted to say that the image for our play is actually http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/227001_10150181710047890_150266162889_7502472_2451020_n.jpg and there isn’t any blood-spraying in this play, though there is in most of our other plays.

    Thanks!

    Best,
    Sophia
    http://www.primitivescrewheads.com

  • Heidi

    Hey Sophia! I’m friends with Robert who was in the play and I actually went to see it last night – it was so awesome! you guys rock! Yeah – I’m kinda glad there was no blood…
    Thanks,
    heidi