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Much Ado About Lebowski

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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] a

photo courtesy of: http://www.kqed.org/arts/performance/article.jsp?essid=30242

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi works for a non-profit cultural exchange organization helping others experience life from a different perspective. She likes magnetizing the obscure and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do. She is a world traveler, a freelance writer and a spontaneous chef. She is also said to be part-mermaid.

2 Comments

  1. June 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    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 Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger
      Heidi
      June 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      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