Friday, February 21, 14, San Francisco, CA: With the SECOND series of “Point Break LIVE!” performances in February, March and April coming close to being completely sold out, the internationally lauded, full-immersion, smash hit, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster has been extended for six more shows by popular demand at the storied DNA Lounge with two shows scheduled on the first Friday of May, June and July 2014.
Described by Australia’s PopMag.com, as “a cross between reality TV, a play, and all-time classic film ‘Point Break,’ every show features a new unrehearsed actor (selected from the audience), playing ‘Johnny Utah‘ with the lines read off cue-cards so as to capture Keanu Reeves raw acting talent.”
“Point Break LIVE!” features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, no less than two extended skydiving sequences and an indoor monsoon. “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” states SFWeekly, because this "action" play offers a true cathartic experience, putting you in the water with the surfers, throwing you out the door of an airplane, and robbing you at gunpoint. Add in the hotness factor - surfer dudes and female stunt doubles - and you have a night of unrivaled exciting live theater entertainment.
The SFWeekly called the return of “Point Break LIVE!” to San Francisco after a two-year hiatus, “for folks who prefer a little adventure with their theater, Point Break LIVE! will be an absolute blast. The evening feels like a night at the theater, a rock n' roll concert and a wild party all rolled into one. It's loud, hysterical and occasionally frightening.” (http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2013/11/point_break_live_review.php)
Called “Hilarious” by Variety Magazine, “Point Break LIVE!” tells the story of former College-football-star-turned-FBI-agent, Johnny Utah, in pursuit of the surfing, bank robbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting adrenaline-junkie-cum-Zen-master Bodhi Sattva. Since its Seattle debut in 2003, “Point Break LIVE!” has ‘rawked’ sold out audiences and received rave reviews in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The producers and cast of San Francisco’s first “Point Break LIVE!” production were honored with a City Proclamation from Mayor Gavin Newsom on its opening day, April 11, 2008, “for their efforts in creating another successful entertainment institution in San Francisco.” In response to such high praise, Gawker.com firmly stated, “They should make it TWO days.”
What: “Point Break LIVE!” at DNA Lounge
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, tel: 415-626-1409, Web: http://www.dnalounge.com
When: Friday, May 2, 2014 with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Friday, June 6, 2014 with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Friday, July 4, 2014 with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Doors are 30-minutes prior to listed show times.
Tickets: $25 for GA floor or balcony, $35 GA table seating & $50 for the “VIP Ultimate Rush” which includes seating in the first three rows, a meatball sandwich, poncho and a Point Break LIVE! Tee-shirt. Only two six-person VIP booths with bottle service are available for each performance, and includes a bottle of liquor, a platter of special Angelo Pappas Memorial Meatball Sandwiches, and a poncho and Point Break LIVE! tee-shirt for each guest for $615.00. Tickets will be available exclusively through the DNA Lounge’s website at: http://www.dnalounge.com/tickets/pointbreaklive/
If not sold out, tickets are also available at the door.