Mel Brooks classic gets the Live Read treatment. Brought to you by Accidental Theatre and Belfast Film Festival.
In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called “Perri-Air.” In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet to kidnap Princess Vespa of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).
Directed by Emily DeDakis (who has never seen Spaceballs) along with a stellar secret cast (who probably have, many times).
Live Read was created by Jason Reitman (Director of ‘Thank You for Smoking’, ‘Juno’ and ‘Up in the Air’). Reitman reads the stage directions. The full cast lists and the role each actor will play is kept secret until the event itself. The actors do not rehearse ahead of time. Reitman says that the series is to show audiences how actors create characters but it’s also a chance to just concentrate on the quality of the script without any distraction.
Brought to you by the people who make FAST & LOOSE: Theatre for the Chronically Impatient.