We all know that Point Break, the surfer-heist movie starring Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and the tin-eared Keanu Reeves is the height of cinematic perfection.
The giant waves, the extreme lifestyle, robbing banks as dead prezes. Johnny Utah and Bodhi were like the original Brokeback couple, all the way back in 1991.
It’s so awesome in fact that San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome has officially declared April 11, 2008 “Point Break Live!” day. It’s a celebration of sorts for the opening of the stage version of Point Break in the city.
Yup you read that right, the stage version of the movie. It began in Seattle in 2003 and has made it’s way to about five other cities. The catch is that each night an audience member is chosen to play the Keanu part, and then “reads their entire script off cue cards in order to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance.”
?Point Break LIVE!? features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, no less than two extended skydiving sequences and an indoor monsoon. The audience doesn’t just watch Point Break LIVE!; they are in it. ?Survival Kits?”, consisting of a plastic emergency poncho to protect the viewers from the action that literally spills forth from the stage, are issued before the start of the show, so it’s suggested everyone leave their fineries at home. The stage action, which literally spills into the street, is videoed and played through a real-time live feed on TV monitors set to the side of the stage via the “Keanu Kam?.”
San Fran mayor Gavin Newsome is as awesome as Bodhi. [via]