Jaime Keeling’s Point Break LIVE!, the internationally lauded, full-immersion, smash hit, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, has been extended for four more shows by popular demand at the storied DNA Lounge beginning Friday, September 5, 2014 and reoccurring every first Friday of the month until December 5, 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 their lines read off cue-cards so as to capture Keanu Reeves raw acting talent.” The San Francisco Examiner states, “The fact that the movie is a surf saga and doesn’t necessarily lend itself to an adaptation for the stage is what makes the show all the more ridiculous and a must-see.”
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.”
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.”